The Department has once again won multiple awards at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) Awards for Excellence held on Saturday 30 August 2014.
Of the 14 categories in this year's awards, the Department won in five.
Director General Grahame Searle was thrilled with the outcome and acknowledged the industry and not-for-profit sector partners that worked with the Department to deliver the award-winning developments.
“I want to acknowledge the great working relationship with Jaxon, Foundation Housing, Anglicare WA, the Central Institute of Technology, Peet, Satterley, Fleetwood and the HAS Group,” Grahame said.
“These awards show the importance and strength of working in partnership to create outstanding developments for the benefit of the community.
“I want to thank all staff that have worked on the winning projects. Your hard work and commitment is much appreciated and very valuable to the ongoing success of these projects.”
The Department partnered with Jaxon, winning the Judges Award for South Hedland New Living.
In the Sustainable Urban Development category, the winning project was Foyer Oxford, a partnership between the Department and the Foyer Oxford Consortium consisting of Foundation Housing Ltd, Anglicare WA and the Central Institute of Technology.
The winning entrant in the Residential Development over 250 Lots category, The Village at Wellard is a partnership between the Department and Peet Limited.
Housing partnered with Fleetwood and HAS Group to develop Osprey Village, winning the Urban Water Excellence category.
Brighton won the Masterplanned Development category—a partnership between Housing and Satterley Property Group.
Kathleen Gregory, CEO, Foundation Housing Limited (right) accepts the Sustainable Urban Development award for Foyer Oxford on behalf of the Department and the Foyer Oxford Consortium. The award was sponsored by the Water Corporation.
“The Department has a strong role in the provision of affordable and social housing and our continued success at the UDIA awards bodes well for the future,” Grahame said.
“Through effective partnerships, we are combining our resources with the expertise and experience of the private sector to ensure the success of the State’s Affordable Housing Strategy and achieve our goal to deliver 20,000 affordable housing opportunities by 2020.”
The Department’s projects were also finalists in several categories: 25 Victoria St, Bunbury and South Hedland New Living for the Urban Renewal category, Brighton for the Sustainable Urban Development category, Cottier Apartments for the Medium Density category, and Osprey Village for the Affordable Development category.