UDIA NSW President's Message



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The UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence is the quintessential celebration of the most prestigious projects and leaders in the urban development industry. They are an important platform for our industry to demonstrate to the broader community our commitment to creating liveable, affordable and connected smart cities – particularly during such challenging times for our industry during the COVID pandemic. 

These Awards are highly regarded as they recognise excellence across a wide range of categories, including the latest in technology, sustainability, environmental preservation and cutting-edge marketing for residential, industrial and commercial development. Nominees undergo a rigorous process of assessment and evaluation by our independent judges and distinguished industry leaders. Winners and finalists enjoy the wide recognition of the their work as the Awards’ prestige highlights their projects to the community, key stakeholders and the media. Certain category winners also have the opportunity to represent NSW in the UDIA National Awards for Excellence in 2023.

The 2022 UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence are now open for entry and I warmly encourage you to submit your projects which show a standout commitment to excellence.




The UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence is a high-profile annual event that recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in the urban development industry. There are marketing benefits for all entrants, and winners are widely acknowledged by the media, the community and by peers.


Each year the Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner attracts record attendees. Participating in the awards offers a valuable opportunity to engage with industry colleagues and build new business contacts.


Many UDIA NSW members can attest to the benefits of being recognised in the UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence program. The awards help drive property sales and enhance the reputation of the winners with the public, local and state authorities, and other key stakeholders.


Preparing an entry becomes a team-building exercise and demonstrates the efforts of staff and consultants. The public announcement and celebrations at the awards gala dinner provides an incentive for entrants to continue to strive for excellence.


There is an opportunity for select award winners to represent NSW at the UDIA National Awards for Excellence. Eligible winners will be contacted by the UDIA NSW office in late 2022. National Award winners will be announced at the National Gala Dinner in early 2023.


Award winners are entitled to the use of the official UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence seal in their marketing and communications. The seal represents the quality of the development and the credibility of the developer.

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