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AWARD CATEGORIES

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EXCELLENCE IN MASTERPLANNED COMMUNITIES

This award recognises masterplanned developments that have a coherent design with a relevant range of facilities within the
development; whether predominately residential, civic, recreational, entertainment, tourism, commercial or industrial, or a
combination of any of these primary uses. 

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EXCELLENCE IN APARTMENTS (HIGH RISE)

This award recognises residential developments that are 11 storeys or greater. Projects must be predominantly residential and may include a component of other use.

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EXCELLENCE IN APARTMENTS (MID-RISE)

This award recognises residential developments that have 6 to 10 storeys. Projects must be predominantly residential and may include a component of other use.

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EXCELLENCE IN
MEDIUM-DENSITY DEVELOPMENT

This award recognises developments with between 3 and 5 storeys. Entries can include apartments and a component of other use.  

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EXCELLENCE IN 
RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION

This award recognises low-density residential greenfield development. Projects may comprise single storey, double storey detached, semi-detached, small-lot housing and/or missing middle typologies with private open space. Projects would not include a comprehensive range of facilities within the development but should have established a satisfactory relationship and integration with facilities nearby. 

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EXCELLENCE IN
BOUTIQUE DEVELOPMENT
This award recognises boutique developments that integrate into existing neighbourhoods. Entries may include town-houses, terrace homes, apartments, etc and be 3 storeys or less in height. 
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EXCELLENCE IN
RETAIL
DEVELOPMENT

This award recognises retail developments. Entries may include hotels, shopping centres, bulky goods, food outlets, etc. 

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EXCELLENCE IN
COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

This award recognises commercial developments. Entries may include offices, public buildings, sporting stadiums, etc. 

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EXCELLENCE IN
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

This award recognises industrial developments. Entries may include factories, industrial parks, warehouses, distribution centres, etc.

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EXCELLENCE IN
MIXED-USE
DEVELOPMENT

This award recognises developments that comprise at least three substantive uses, including the following; residential, office, retail, warehouse, leisure, community or health facilities, etc.

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EXCELLENCE IN
RETIREMENT LIVING

This award recognises retirement living projects that provide particular attention to the needs of retirees.

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EXCELLENCE IN
AGED-CARE

This award recognises project that provide daily living and nursing care services to residents who can no longer live 
independently. 

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EXCELLENCE IN
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 

This award recognises developments in NSW Regions (Central Coast, Hunter, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, New England/North West, Orana, Far West, Southern Highlands & Tablelands, Illawarra, South East NSW, Blue Mountains, Central West, Riverina and Murray-Lower Darling) and the ACT. Entries can be residential, retail, commercial or industrial.

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EXCELLENCE IN
AFFORDABLE HOUSING

This award recognises excellence in the delivery of affordable housing that is appropriate for the needs of very low, low, or moderate income households (as defined in the EP&A Act).

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EXCELLENCE IN
URBAN RENEWAL

This award recognises projects that demonstrate revitalisation and appropriate use of land and/or buildings (including heritage items) in established suburbs or inner city areas. This project can either retain some existing built elements on a site or be inserted into an existing built environment. Entries may include renewing heritage buildings and precincts.                            

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EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY

This award recognises projects that demonstrate how significant environmental challenges have been overcome, and where research, innovation, design, technology or construction techniques have enabled a significant response to a need for environmental improvement. It may include a mix of environmental, social and financial outcomes or focus exclusively on social, economic or environmental achievements.

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EXCELLENCE IN
SOCIAL &
COMMUNITY
INFRASTRUCTURE

This award recognises public or private sector organisations that is a public realm project and allows for general community use and demonstrated leadership and innovation in delivering services and/or social infrastructure developments, such as civic/community buildings, schools, and hospitals.

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EXCELLENCE IN
MARKETING

This award recognises excellence in marketing of a residential urban or land development project before and/or during the selling stages. Entries are judged on their creative and innovative approach to marketing and branding; appreciation of the market; consumer support and the use of available budget. 

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EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN

This award recognises excellence in design of predominantly residential projects (i.e. small lot housing, villas, town houses, terrace homes, row housing, apartment buildings). Entries are judged on their creative and innovative approach to design. 

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