The awards were held over the weekend in Perth. Image: Supplied.
  • Edge Visionary Living won top honours, and in the high density category
  • Celsius won in the medium density category
  • DevelopmentWA won the Urban Renewal Award for Claremont on the Park

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA WA) Awards for Excellence were held over the weekend, with a broad spectrum of development projects in WA ranging from new land estates to apartments, industrial sites and community hubs recognised on the night.

The change in homes and lifestyles were evident in the entries received for this year.

“We received a high number of entries this year from medium and high-density projects that are changing the face of metropolitan Perth and providing a greater diversity and quality of choice than ever before for new home buyers,” said UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck.

The switch to, and embracing of higher density living in more established areas is a “… trend [that] is only set to grow.”

Lucent Claremont by Celsius won in the medium density category with an industry first product.

“Buyers at Lucent Claremont, which is overlooking Claremont Oval, were offered a highly customizable apartment product that has clearly been embraced by the market,” Ms Steinbeck said.

Celsius showcased an industry-first ‘Design your Own Apartment’ (DYOA) campaign for Lucent and was met with a high level of interest, given the project was sold out prior to individual titles being issued.

Roe Highway Logistics Park (ROE) by Hesperia took out the Environmental Excellence award, impressing judges with its commitment to creating the first carbon-neutral industrial park in WA by 2022.

Hesperia has invested in the development of low carbon concrete used across the park, solar power and energy optimisation strategies.

Concrete has a surprisingly large carbon footprint, with the BBC reporting back in 2018 some 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions comes from concrete. For comparison, the world’s aviation industry generates only some 2.5% of the world’s carbon emissions, with figures varying between 2%-3% depending on the study.

The Belmont Hub by the City of Belmont was awarded for Excellence in Social and Community Infrastructure.

The innovative multi-purpose, cross-generational community centre is a landmark development that meets the local community need for an expanded Library and Museum and multi-purpose Seniors Hub. New facilities also include an entire floor for not-for-profit organisations along with an integrated creche.

Top honour

Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence: Eden West by Edge Visionary Living.

The highest honour, the Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence went to Eden West by Edge Visionary Living.

“Located in Floreat, the apartments offer buyers, most of whom are owner occupiers, the total package when it comes to lifestyle and amenity,” Ms Steinbeck said.

Eden West also won the High Density Development award.

The awards ceremony

One Iluka Beach by Bode
Judges Award:One Iluka Beach by Bode.
Iluma Private Estate by Mirvac
Judges Award: Iluma Private Estate by Mirvac.
Women in Leadership: Jane Bennett, CLE Town Planning + Design.
Young Development Professional Award: Renee Gumina, Cedar Woods.

The full awards list

Award Project/Individual Company
Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence Eden West Edge Visionary Living
Judges Awards One Illuka Bode
Iluma Pivate Estate Mirvac
High Density development Eden West Edge Visionary Living
Urban renewal Claremont on the Park DevelopmentWA
Excellence in Marketing One Subiaco Blackburne
Seniors Living Edenlife Australind Lester Group & Edenlife
Environmental Excellence Roe Highway Logistics Park (ROE) Hesperia
Masterplanned development Calleya Stockland
Affordable Development Sienna Wood Garden Houses Stockland
Excellence in Social & Community Infrastructure Belmont Hub City of Belmont
Medium Density Apartment Development Lucent Claremont Celsius
Medium Density Development (Townhouse & Multi-Dwellings The Peninsula Burswood Mirvac
Residential Development Burns Beach Peet
Diversity in Development 360 Environmental
Women in Leadership Jane Bennet CLE Town Planning + Design
Young Development Professional Award Renee Gumina Cedar Woods


Images supplied by UDIA WA.

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