Wentworth Point. Image – Supplied
  • Wentworth Point dubbed 'Masterplanned Development' of Australia 2021
  • Judges praised the community being front and centre in development
  • The award is a part of the Urban Development Institute of Australia's national awards

A town centre in Sydney’s outskirts has been named this year’s ‘Masterplanned Development.

Planned and developed by Billbergia Group, Wentworth Point Marina won this year’s Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) prestigious Urban National Award for Excellence in the category of Masterplanned Development.

Wentworth Point’s town centre is the result of 15 years of work by Billbergia Group to create a sustainable community with a high level of livability and amenity.

The award was judged by a national panel of industry-leading experts who described the location as an “… outstanding Masterplanned project.”

“Billbergia has taken an 11-hectare of disconnected and underutilised former industrial site and with careful planning and infrastructure provision has turned it into an outstanding community.” 

Urban National Award Judges

The judges were especially impressed by the various negotiations involved in the project as well as the quality lifestyle enjoyed by locals.

Community wall art at Wentworth Point. Image – Supplied

Mr John Kinsella, the Managing Director of the Billbergia Group says he is extremely proud to see the vibrant community now enjoying the development.

“Above all else, Billbergia is dedicated to developing quality living environments by creating well planned, accessible communities that promote a healthy lifestyle, sustainable living and vibrant areas for stimulating social interaction,” said Mr Kinsella.

“To be recognised on a national level is an outstanding achievement. I would like to congratulate those we have worked with us as well as the community at Wentworth Point,” 

John Kinsella, Managing Director of the Billbergia Group

The location is based on a Master Plan by Scott Carver, an architectural and urban design firm.

Upon completion, the project will have produced 3,700 apartments, a 3,500 sqm Community Centre and Library as well as a ‘super neighbourhood’ shopping centre with active street frontages and outdoor dining.

The area boasts a vibrant streetscape featured with high-quality granite paving and deep-planted mature landscaping.

Wentworth Point Streetscape. Image – Supplied

A public transport bridge that connects the precinct to the city’s heavy rail network is a feature of the area. The $63 million Bennelong Bridge was privately funded.

The judges highlighted that the approach placed the community perspective in high regard.

Wentworth Point’s Nightlife. Image – Supplied

Billbergia Group Wentworth Point was in good company in the category of Masterplanned Development.

Finalists from other states included Halcyon Greens in Queensland, Aston in Victoria, Banksia Grove in Western Australia and WEST in South Australia.

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