THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA (UDIA) is Australia’s peak representative body for all segments of the urban development industry.

UDIA National Awards for Excellence

The Urban Development Institute of Australia's National Awards for Excellence celebrates Australia's contemporary knowledge, skills and innovation in the urban development industry. The awards recognise outstanding achievements of high quality developments.

The Categories for UDIA National Awards for Excellence are:

  1. Masterplanned Development
  2. Residential Development 
  3. Small Scale Development
  4. Medium Density Housing
  5. High Density Housing
  6. Urban Renewal
  7. Environmental Excellence
  8. Affordable Development
  9. Senior's Living
  10. Social & Community Infrastructure
  11. Marketing Excellence
  12. President's Award
  13. Women in Leadership
  14. Young Leaders 
  15. Diversity in Development

Winners of the major annual State Awards for Excellence are nominated by UDIA State offices as finalists in the National Awards. For more information on State Awards for Excellence please click here.

2019 UDIA National Awards

National Awards Judges

Alan Zammit AM, BBUS, ALGA, FCPA, FAICD, FWSU, Board Chair of Mulpha Norwest
Nicola Smith, Director, Niche Planning Studio, M Communication, BA Urban and Regional Planning, FPIA
Tony Marshall, B Technology (Civil Engineering), Licensed Real Estate Agent SA

Message from the Judges

This year the judges were fortunate to inspect projects that have been developed during a wide variety of market conditions and in particular, some that enjoyed a periodof unsurpassed growth due to significant increasesin population in the major capitals. The involvement of governments, at all levels, has led to the delivery of significant urban regeneration of cities and highly improved public realm.

The ongoing demand for higher density inner urban and city living has resulted in a surge of new quality products with a greater emphasis on architectural design, internal layouts, residents facilities and the provision of mixed-use amenities.The rapid expansion of residential development on the urban fringes has seen continued improvement in the provision of infrastructure, extensive provision of community facilities and greater emphasis on the management of our environment.

Our ageing population has likewise benefited from the provision of new levels of accommodation with a wide variety of amenities whilst still remaining affordable through various ownership models and the provision of long term affordable energy solutions.

The judges continued to be impressed by the passion demonstrated by each entrant and wish to congratulate each of the 44 finalists and winners.

2019 National Awards for Excellence Winners

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