The Amberton Coastal Precinct by Stockland was named overall winner at the latest instalment of the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA Awards for Excellence.
The awards celebrate the state’s top 2020 development projects, from land estates to new apartments.
UDIA WA chief executive Tanya Steinbeck said social amenity was a common theme among the award winners.
“High quality development can have a fantastic impact on a local area by not only delivering new housing but by providing greater access to shops, cafes, playgrounds and other public open spaces in close proximity to where people are living,” Ms Steinbeck said.
“It is a strong desire for new home buyers and existing residents alike to have a range of services and amenities within their local catchment area and that is what many of these projects are doing at the very highest level.”
Land developer Stockland received the Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence, the highest honour in the program, as well as winning the category of Excellence in Social and Community Infrastructure.
“Amberton Coastal Precinct by Stockland is a fantastic example of a project that provides the local community with a much-needed place to meet, play and socialise that goes far beyond your average park,” Ms Steinbeck said.
“The judges were blown away by the commitment of the developer to provide a community precinct that they are calling a jewel in the crown for the northern coastal strip.”
The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen and Lighthouse Park form part of Stockland’s $5 million beach precinct, which the judges said seamlessly integrated public spaces, community amenity, gathering places and leisure infrastructure.
Other winners included The Towers at Elizabeth Quay, which won the Residential Development category, becoming the first high-density development to win the category since the awards program was launched more than 20 years ago.
“The Towers sets an extremely high standard in Elizabeth Quay for future developments in such a world class location,” Ms Steinbeck said.
“Far East Consortium and architects Cottee Parker have delivered aesthetically stunning buildings that provide added value to the surrounding area with their understated, elegant luxury.
“A huge congratulations goes to all these very worthy award-winning projects.
“These awards showcase excellence across our industry and provide leadership in quality and innovation that sets an example for all in the industry.”
Additional 2020 winners:
AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT: SugarGum Estate by Department of Communities
HIGH-DENSITY DEVELOPMENT: Essence Claremont by Blackburne
MEDIUM-DENSITY DEVELOPMENT: Echelon by Giorgi
URBAN RENEWAL: Rockingham Foreshore by Place Laboratory and TABEC
ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE: Bushmead by Cedar Woods Properties
SENIORS LIVING: Karingal Health and Aged Care Community by Hall & Prior and HASSELL
EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING: Gallery Estate by Satterley Property Group
UDIA STOCKLAND YOUNG DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL AWARD: Fenualla O’Brien, Parcel Property
UDIA WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARD: Tamara Smith, 360 Environmental