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The Beach Shack – Scarborough, WA, is one of the developments up for the Award for Development Innovation. Image – Supplied.
  • 12 WA projects have been shortlisted for the awards
  • Two innovation categories were popular, residential development had most finalists
  • One development including a dumbwaiter to all floors, allowing contactless delivery

The annual Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards recently released its shortlist, with 120 finalists vying for 19 different awards.

The Property Council’s WA Executive Director, Sandra Brewer, said “all development finalists are in the running for the industry’s most coveted prize – the Rider Levett
Bucknall Australian Development of the Year award,” and that, “Western Australia is well-represented at this year’s national awards with a diverse range of residential, retirement and commercial office developments that push the boundaries of innovation and design excellence.”

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Botanical Subiaco, WA, is a finalist for the Award for Best Residential Development. Image – Supplied.

Innovation was a popular category, RLB Managing Director, Mark Bendotti, said:

“This year there has been a record number of entries in the awards’ two innovation categories”.

Mark Bendotti, RLB Managing Director

The Award for Development Innovation has shortlisted 14 developments, and the Award for Project Innovation has a field of 15, the category with the most vying for top spot is Award for Best Residential Development, most finalists in that category hailing from New South Wales.

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Illuma Private Estate, located half an hour northeast of Perth is a finalist for the Project Innovation Award. Image – Supplied.

One stand out property up for the Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings, is a high-rise in Mount Pleasant, Western Australia. The property is considered “one of the most technologically advanced buildings in Australia”, and:

“… it is also believed to be the first high-rise building in the world with a dumbwaiter servicing every floor, enabling contactless home deliveries of meals, food, groceries, and parcels.”

Property Council of Australia

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Essence by Blackburne, WA, was shortlisted for Best Residential Development. Image – Supplied.

Another shortlisted company, Spacecubed, made the cut for Project Innovation. Amongst a field of big-name competitors like Mirvac, Stockland, Lendlease and JLL, Fern Powered by Spacecubed was a small fry making big waves.

“Spacecubed is excited to see that Fern has been shortlisted for the innovation and excellence award. Our partnership with Mirvac gave us the opportunity to create an amazing facility that caters to the changing needs of the tenants and attracts high calibre companies to Allendale Square.

Fern leverages Spacecubed’s reputation in running flexible space and branding expertise while fostering an active community and delivering an outstanding tenants experience.”

Ophelie Cutier, Head of Strategic Projects at Spacecubed

The judging is now underway and finishes on 21 May. For more information on finalists, visit the Property Council of Australia awards website.

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