Australia Award for Urban Design

The Australia Award for Urban Design is a national annual urban design award in Australia.[1] Established in 2001, it is the successor of the Prime Minister's Urban Design Task Force Award that started in 1996.The Award is hosted by the Planning Institute of Australia with support from the Australian Institute of Architects, Engineers Australia, Green Building Council of Australia, Consult Australia, The Australian Urban Design Forum, ASBEC and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.[2]

Melbourne Docklands - Yarra's Edge (2005)
Year Category Project Location Designers
2001 Winner Gosnells town centre revitalisation Gosnells, WA City of Gosnells
2002 Winner Steampacket Place, Geelong Waterfront Geelong, VIC City of Greater Geelong
2003 Winner Cairns Esplanade Cairns, QLD City of Cairns
2004 Winner Melbourne Docklands Melbourne, VIC VicUrban
2004 Public Domain Award Victoria Park Urban Renewal project Sydney, NSW Hassell, NSW Government Architects
2004 Heritage Waterfront Award Walsh Bay Redevelopment Sydney, NSW Walsh Bay Partnership, HPA & PTW
2005 Winner Places for People and Melbourne CBD and Pedestrian Traffic Study Melbourne, VIC City of Melbourne, Gehl Architects
2005 Strategic Urban Design Award NSW Coastal Urban Design Initiative NSW Urban Design Advisory Service et al.
2005 Public Domain Award Point Fraser Stage 1 Perth, WA Syrinx Environmental, City of Perth
2005 Research and Publication Award Fluid City: Transforming Melbourne's Urban Waterfront Melbourne, VIC Kim Dovey
2006 Winner Balaclava Walk and Community Housing Melbourne, VIC City of Port Phillip, MGS Architects
2006 Winner North Terrace Redevelopment Adelaide, SA City of Adelaide, Taylor Cullity Lethlean
2006 Education Award My Neighbourhood NSW Landcom et al.
2006 Public Domain Award Sandridge Bridge Precinct Redevelopment Melbourne, VIC Department of Sustainability and Environment, City of Melbourne
2007 Winner Coastal Towns Design Framework VIC Department of Sustainability and Environment et al.
2008 Winner Bendigo City Centre: a journey of transformation and commitment to quality Bendigo, VIC City of Greater Bendigo, Don Goldsworthy and Associates
2009 Winner Paddington Reservoir Gardens Sydney, NSW City of Sydney
2009 Winner Transforming Australian Cities VIC Victorian Government and City of Melbourne
2010 Winner Inner Northern Busway Brisbane, QLD Queensland Department of Transport, BVN Architecture
2010 Winner Geelong Youth Activities Precinct Geelong, VIC City of Greater Geelong
2010 Winner Beyond the Pavement: RTA urban design policy NSW Roads and Traffic Authority
2011 Winner SW1 South Bank Urban Village Brisbane, QLD South Bank Corporation, Cox Rayner Architects
2012 Winner: Delivered Large Scale Darling Quarter Sydney, NSW Lend Lease
2012 Winner: Delivered Small Scale River Quay Brisbane, QLD Arkhefield Architects and Cardno
2012 Winner: Policies, Programs & Concepts Large Scale Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy Sydney, NSW McGregor Coxall
2012 Winner: Policies, Programs & Concepts Small Scale Penrith of the Future Sydney, NSW Campement Urbain
2013 Winner: Delivered Large Scale Northern Busway Brisbane, QLD Tract Consultants et al.
2013 Winner: Delivered Small Scale Sydney Laneway Upgrades Sydney, NSW Aspect Studios, City of Sydney
2013 Winner: Policies, Programs & Concepts Large Scale Linking Canberra City to the Lake Canberra, ACT ACT Office of the Coordinator General, Hill Thalis, et al.
2014 Winner: Delivered Large Scale NewAction Precinct Canberra Molonglo Group, Fender Katsalidis Architects, Oculus
2014 Winner: Delivered Large Scale Prince Alfred Park and Pool Sydney, NSW Neeson Murcutt Architects, Sue Barnsley Design, City of Sydney
2014 Winner: Delivered Small Scale Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza Fremantle, WA Convic, City of Fremantle
2014 Winner: Policies, Programs & Concepts Small Scale The Goods Line Sydney, NSW Aspect Studios with Chrofi for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
2014 Winner: Sustained Contribution to Urban Design Urban Voices – celebrating urban design in Australia Bruce Echberg, Bill Chandler, John Byrne


  1. Australian Institute of Landscape Architects: "2011 Australian Award for Urban Design Announced", retrieved 17 October 2013
  2. PIA Awards Accessed 11 September 2015
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