EXCELLENCE IN MASTERPLANNED COMMUNITIES
This award recognises masterplanned developments with a minimum of 500 dwellings, that are designed for self-sufficiency and provide high standards of design, diversity and housing choice. Projects must create a sense of place and include a range of lifestyle and community facilities. At least 50% of the masterplan development must be constructed prior to entry.
EXCELLENCE IN HIGH-DENSITY DEVELOPMENT
This award recognises residential developments that are more than 8 storeys. Projects must be predominantly residential and may include a component of other use.
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.
This award recognises small-scale infill developments that integrate into existing neighbourhoods. They should have 3 to 20 dwellings and have a maximum height of 3 storeys. Entries may include town-houses, terrace homes, apartments, etc.
This award recognises developments that comprise at least three substantive uses, including the following; residential, office, retail, warehouse, leisure, community or health facilities etc.
NSW REGIONS & ACT 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.
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). Entrants should demonstrate initial and ongoing affordability. Entries may include affordable housing delivered through a SEPP, boarding houses or other affordable housing products from private developers and not-for-profit organisations.
URBAN RENEWAL / ADAPTIVE REUSE
This award recognises projects that demonstrate revitalisation and appropriate use of land and/or buildings (including heritage items) in established urban areas. There is no restriction on the inclusion of new elements, provided they are integrated with existing built elements. Entries may include renewing heritage buildings and precincts.
EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
This award recognises developments 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.
This award recognises public or private sector organisations that have demonstrated leadership and innovation in delivering services and/or social infrastructure developments, such as civic/community buildings, schools, hospitals, public buildings, sporting stadiums, educational buildings, etc.
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.
EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN
This award recognises excellence in design of residential and non-residential development projects. Entries are judged on their creative and innovative approach to design. Entries are to be submitted as designs only and must have a DA. Projects do not need to be complete in this category.