The Annual Dinner and Development Excellence Awards were held on Thursday 26 July 2018 at The Wentworth, Sofitel.

The Development of the Year 2018 winner is ALTITUDE by Meriton.

The Urban Taskforce’s awards acknowledge development projects that achieve the best outcomes in terms of client requirements, environment, business and community considerations; as well as time, cost and quality. These awards recognise the crucial role of the developer in making a new development an outstanding success.

The 2018 winners are listed below.

Peter Daley, Chairman, Urban Taskforce Australia

Chris Johnson, CEO, Urban Taskforce Australia



Developer: Meriton Group

Altitude in Parramatta is a mixed use development embracing the trend toward lifestyle precincts featuring drinking, dinig and retail venues. Altitude has across two towers with 254 – 1, 2 and 3 bedroom hotel suites and 373 – 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom residential apartments. amenities include a childcare centre for 55 children.






Winner: Development Excellence Award for Retail Development 2018


Developer: Greenfields Development/ Dart West Retail

Narellan Town Centre is a family owned shopping centre in south western Sydney. In April 2015 the Centre commenced a $200 million redevelopment to create a vibrant retail environment for the community. The redevelopment included an architecturally designed retail bridge suspended over a 6 lane major arterial road and outdoor community plaza. The redevelopment also added a new Coles, Kmart, 120 new specialty retailers, 14 commercial offices and a high end restaurant precinct. The development opened in August 2017.






Winner: Development Excellence Award for Commercial Office Development 2018


Developer: Lendlease

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s new home, a 12-storey, campus-style facility, designed around a central atrium, covers 26,000 square metres of highly flexible office space, and is the only commercial building in Darling Square. It will target a 6 Star Green Star design rating and 5 star NABERS energy rating and house around 2,500 workers.










Winner: Development Excellence Award for Affordable Housing Development 2018


Developer: PAYCE/Evolve Housing

PAYCE and Evolve Housing (a not-for- profit commuinty housing group) collaborated on Harts Landing, consisting of three buildings, 268 apartments – 9 nine storeys above a podium level of common areas and 2 levels of car spaces (270 spaces). Includes landscaped gardens and bbq areas. 134 affordable apartments are managed through Echo Reality.





Winner: Development Excellence Award for High Rise City Apartments Development 2018


Developer: MAB Corporation

Banksia is inspired by the Australian native flower, Banksia is the pinnacle of Australian design and innovation. The circular floor-plan allows for each apartment to view the water, city or park, while nautical inspired design have bought the façade to life.












Winner: Development Excellence Award for Medium Rise City Apartments Development 2018

Eighty-Eight – Kensington

Developer: Luxcon Group

Eighty Eight is a 100m long development containing 3 unique built forms broken up by full height voids with 5 alternating façade elements and 8 residential levels containing 126 apartments, Retail Space and Interconnected landscaped podium level with a 25m lap pool, linking to the BBQ area, Gymnasium and Sauna.











Winner: Development Excellence Award for Mixed Uses Development 2018


Developer: Pelicano/Perri Projects

South City Square embraces Woolloongabba’s dynamic identity to create an exciting new residential, retail and social destination. The seven stage development includes a series of six distinctive residential towers and terraces homes consisting of 860 dwellings, a 144 room boutique hotel and over 13,000m2 of retail including a full-line Woolworths supermarket, and an 8 screen, 500 seat Reading Complex cinema.











Highly Commended Mixed Use Development 2018


Developer: Bridgehill Group

Completed in Dec 2017, Esprit is the west gateway of Mascot Central, bounded by Kent Road, Church Ave, and containing Muller Lane within the site. It covers a 14,237 m2 site and 53,815 m2 GFA in total. 16 levels includes2 basements, 3 buildings forming a “U” and a “L” shape model. Esprit consists of 485 luxury apartments,716 car spaces and 1080M2 retail shops The development were sold from $750,000 for a studio/1bed, $1,330,000 for a 3bed apartment & $12,000/m2 for the retail.




Winner: Development Excellence Award for Masterplanned Community Development 2018


Developer: Stockland Development

Willowdale is Stockland’s largest masterplanned community in NSW and offers a wide variety of living options set amongst green open space and close to key services and transport. Construction began in 2013, with the first settlements in June 2014. Completion of the $1.1bn project is expected in 2022. More than 2,000 lots have sold in four years. The masterplan features approximately 3,000 lots, 200 medium density dwellings, 268 retirement living homes and 5440sqm GLFA retail centre featuring a new-format Coles and 12 speciality retailers. Stockland has also introduced a new offering with its completed homes.



Winner: Development Excellence Award for Medium Rise Metro Apartments Development 2018


Developer: Capital Bluestone

Completed in December 2016, Stage 1 Woolooware Bay Town Centre is the first of four stages within the new masterplanned community. Stage 1 provides 227 apartments, 7 commercial suites and extensive resident’s communal facilities including pool, spa, sauna, gym, community room, extensive podium courtyard, and a roof top cinema. The three buildings range in height from 8 to 15 storeys.









Winner: Development Excellence Award for Urban Renewal Development 2018


Developer: Greencliff & Frasers Property Australia

An abondoned back alley at the former Carlton & united Breweries site has been transformed into Sydney’s latest cultural hub. Connected via an innovative brick-paved ground plane, the street’s heritage terraces and industrial warehouses have been reimagined into vibrant galleries and event spaces, creative businesses, restaurants and bars.









Winner: Development Excellence Award for Seniors Living/Retirement Development 2018


Developer: St Basil’s Homes

St Basil’s Randwick comprises 79 seniors living apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms, a 113 room residential care facility and community facilities. The design rationale was to promote independence and active living at the centre of urban life, while in a safe and secure environment.







Winner: Development Excellence Award for Sustainable Development 2018


Developer: Lendlease

International House Sydney at Barangaroo South is Australia’s first timber engineered office building and Sydney’s new cutting-edge sustainable commercial offering. Designed by Tzannes and Associations, it is a pure expression of innovation and sustainable design excellence and represents a new movement in commercial building design and construction. International House Sydney demonstrates how future workplaces can be created by combining the technical performance of a skyscraper with the soul of a loft, the sustainability of timber and the safety and quality of design for manufacture and assembly. The use of timber in such a high-profile project as Barangaroo South, encouraged industry interest in timber as a building material and the construction industry’s need to move to more cost effective pre-fabrication. The design of International House Sydney reflects the maritime history of Barangaroo, while also accentuating its significant sustainability credentials alongside the carbon neutral ambitions of the precinct in which it resides.





PAYCE and Evolve Housing accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (middle left)

Harry Tiguboff of Meriton Group (right) accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (left) and Justin Wang, The Property Industry Alliance (Principal Sponsor, middle).

Greenfields Development & Dart West Retail (middle and right) accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (left)

Lendlease (middle and left) accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (right)

MAB Corporation accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (left)

Pellicano and Perri Projects accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (middle)

Pellicano and Perri Projects accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (middle)

Bridgehill Group accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (middle)

Stockland accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (left)

Capital Bluestone accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (left)

Greencliff and Frasers Property Australia accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (middle left)

St Basil’s Homes accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (right)

Lendlease accepting the award from Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect (right)