Perth takes top gong


Perth’s stunning “ultra green” Brookfield Place project has taken out the top Development of the Year Award at the Urban Taskforce Australia 2013 Development Excellence Awards.

The award recognises the eco-friendly building’s creative and visionary contribution to Australia’s urban space.

Brookfield office Properties developed the innovative 46-floor skyscraper, where BHP Billiton is anchor tenant, at 123-137 St Georges Terrace.

In Sydney, Leighton Properties with Grosvenor Australia won the Commercial Development Award for Eclipse Tower in Parramatta.

Goodman Group won the Retail Development Award for the Masters Home Improvement centre in Chullora, while Holdmark Property Group won the Industrial Development Award for the Knorr Bremse headquarters in Granville.

DEXUS Property Group won the Sustainable Development Award for its office tower at 1 Bligh Street.

Kresner Group won the Retirement Living Award for its Advantaged Care at Barden Lodge, Sutherland.

Melbourne projects won two awards. The Innovative Development Award went to Lend Lease for the world’s tallest timber apartment building, Forte, at Victoria Harbour. In suburban Highett, Fabcot Pty Ltd took out the Mixed Use Development Award for the Woolworths Retail Property Development.

In Brisbane, Meriton won the Residential Development Award for its 74-level residential tower, Soleil, in the city centre.

These developers’ are playing a crucial role in building our cities for the 21st century and beyond, and increasing Australia’s general prosperity.

The jury, which NSW Government architect Peter Poulet chaired, assessed projects from around Australia.

NSW Governor Professor Marie Bashir presented the awards at the new Hyde Park Doltone House event centre.


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