The Property Council of Australia has awarded one of Australia’s most prominent development accolades to Sydney’s largest urban renewal project, Barangaroo South.
Project developer Lendlease was presented the RLB Australian Development of the Year after the Property Council declared Barangaroo South had “recalibrated the way Australians think about precinct-scale urban renewal”.
The Sydney development received the gong at the Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.
“This award is recognition of the work of thousands of people who have brought this vision to life in this high quality, globally attractive, mixed-use precinct that is literally changing the face of Sydney and setting new global benchmarks in sustainable living," Barangaroo South managing director Rob Deck said.
RLB Australian Development of the Year will become the latest award added to Barangaroo South’s trophy room, as the development has also received the WSP Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings and the Liberty Steel Award for Best Mixed Use Development, and the Eagle Lighting Australia Award for Best Workplace Project.
The Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards saw 137 finalists compete for national recognition in 20 categories.
Mirvac's EY Centre was presented with the SAS International Award for Best Office Development, while Quantity surveying firm Slattery took home the PwC Award for Diversity for companies with less than 250 employees.
Meanwhile, the Moulis Legal Award for Diversity for companies with more than 250 employees went to Cushman & Wakefield.
Rebecca Fitzgerald, a senior mechanical engineer with WSP, was awarded the du Chateau Chun Award for Future Leader of the Year.
The S4B Studio Award for Best Heritage Development was taken out by the Old Clare Hotel in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale.
The Equiem Award for Best Project Innovation was presented to Project REDDA, an end-to-end real estate due diligence solution that automatically detects key risks in leases.
The Tonsley Innovation District in South Australia was presented with the KONE Award for Best Development Innovation for cultivating high-value manufacturing, leading-edge research and emerging industries.
The award winners were announced on Friday 11 May at a gala dinner at the International Convention Centre Sydney.