New South Wales

2016 PIA NSW Awards for Planning Excellence announced

Congratulations to the entrants, commendation and award winners in the 2016 Awards program, all of which demonstrated examples of excellent planning within our state.

Six judges were tasked with selecting the winners and commendations across 10 categories. The recipients of the awards were revealed at a ceremony on Friday 11 November, enjoyed by PIA members and supporters at the Sydney Masonic Center.

We thank all those who attended, and those who contributed to a successful night including our fantastic sponsors.

Citations and photos of the commendations and winners are available to see in our Awards Booklet.

Congratulations go to...

PLANNER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to Graham Jahn PIA (Hon Fellow)

YOUNG PLANNER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to Dean Hosking MPIA

Commendation to Brendan Hoskins MPIA

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Awarded to JBA, Foster + Partners, Tzannes and Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Johnson Pilton Walker. Project: Central Park

BEST PLANNING IDEAS - LARGE PROJECT

Awarded to: Urbis Pty Ltd & AMP Capital. Project: Quay Quarter Sydney

Commendation to NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Project: Dark Sky Planning

BEST PLANNING IDEAS - SMALL PROJECT

Awarded to Tweed Shire Council. Project: Tweed Shire Council Rural Villages Strategy.

Commendation to JBA, Camden Council, AEC Group. Project: Camden Town Centre Vision

FROM PLAN TO PLACE

Awarded to ASPECT Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI & Gartner Rose. Project: The Goods Line

Commendation to Erika Pawley PIA (Assoc.), David Dekel, Irene Chan. Project: Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan - Innovative Place Making and Planning

CUTTING EDGE RESEACH AND TEACHING

Awarded to UNSW City Futures Research Centre. Project: Renewing the Compact City.

Commendation to Robert Freestone FPIA CPP & Edgar Liu. Project: Place and Placelessness Revisited.

GREAT PLACE

Awarded to ASPECT Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI & Gartner Rose. Project: The Goods Line.

IMPROVING PLANNING PROCESSES & PRACTICES

Awarded to Liverpool City Council - eBusiness & Planning Reform Unit. Project: Liverpool eDA Project.

Commendation to City of Canterbury Bankstown, Studio GL & Studio Zanardo. Project: Bankstown Urban Design Training.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PROJECT

Awarded to Richard Barry PIA (Assoc.). Project: Exploring the Virtual City - Immersive Public Participation using VR headsets

Commendation to Ryan Macindoe. Project: Indigenous Representation in the built environment.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNITY PLANNING

Commendation to JBA, ASPECT Studios, Misho + Associates, Lindsay Dynan, Evolved Engineering, Ecological, Artefact, Wilkinson Murray, SLR Consulting, BCA Logic, LAS Consultants, Consulting Earth Scientists, Urban and Public, GTA & KPMG. Project: Sydney Zoo.

Commendation to Urbis Pty Ltd & Penrith Council. Project: Penrith Night Time Economy Strategy.

THE HARD WON VICTORY

Awarded to Lake Macquarie City Council. Project: Planning for Future Flood Risks: Marks Point and Belmont South Local Adaptation Plan.

Commendation to City of Sydney - City Plan Heritage. Project: Recognising City of Sydney's industrial heritage: heritage study and planning proposal.

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