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Sam Reece is the head of the advocacy group. Image Supplied.
  • This year's awards programme was launched earlier this month
  • Last year saw 40 entries from 21 companies, more expected this year
  • Entries close 31 March

WA Apartment Advocacy (WAAA) recently launched its 2022 Apartment Awards programme with several major announcements.

apartment advocacy awards launch 2022
Left to right: Sarah Brolsma and Kirk Bellerby (Bellcourt Property) and Cr Sandy Anghie (City of Perth and judge). Image: Supplied.

This year, City of Perth Councillor and architect Sandy Anghie will join the judging panel, and the awards will see seven new categories introduced:

  • Pioneer award for those apartment projects that have been the first in a suburb or precinct and hence led the charge for housing choice,
  • Boutique award for those projects of 20 apartments or less,
  • Best Regional Development,
  • Best amenities,
  • Apartment sector leading light which recognises those property leaders that have transformed the apartment sector,
  • Civic Leadership for those LGA’s or Government agencies leading the industry with housing choice, and
  • Diversity in housing choice award which recognises those developments that cater for a range of demographics with apartment configurations.

Expectations are that 2022 will see a larger field of entrants, particularly with the new categories on offer this year.

“It is quite evident that the WA apartment sector is becoming more sophisticated and hence our categories are recognising those true leaders in the industry,” said Director of WAAA, Samantha Reece.

“To win a WAAA Apartment Award is a significant milestone and a number of our winning entries in 2021 including Claremont on the Park and Lucent won at subsequent property awards.”

waaa apartment awards launch 2022
Left to right: Peter Lee (Hassell and judge), Matt Evans (Celsius), Samantha Reece and Imran Mohiuddin (Cygnet West). Image: Supplied.

The 2022 awards also feature the 2021 categories including Ageing in place, Precinct rejuvenation, People’s Choice (for COO), Heritage and Community Culture, Affordability, Innovation/Technology, Luxury, Refurbished apartments and Enduring Award.

Entries are open from 1 February and close on 31 March. Awards are open for any projects completed in the past five years and up to 31 March this year.

The awards gala dinner will be held on 3 June.

Please see the WA Apartment Advocacy website for more details.

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