Queens­land’s most in­no­va­tive prop­erty de­vel­op­ers were recog­nised at a sell­out awards cer­e­mony in Bris­bane yes­ter­day, with a South Bris­bane de­vel­op­ment tak­ing out the top gong.

The 2017 UDIA Queens­land Mitchell Brandt­man Awards for Ex­cel­lence were pre­sented to a ca­pac­ity crowd of 700 guests at City Hall, af­ter at­tract­ing an im­pres­sive num­ber of en­tries from across the state.

The Mel­bourne Res­i­dences by ARIA Prop­erty Group was crowned the over­all best de­vel­op­ment, tak­ing out the cov­eted Pres­i­dent’s Award.

Se­lected from the pool of cat­e­gory win­ners, UDIA Queens­land’s state pres­i­dent Stephen Har­ri­son said The Mel­bourne Res­i­dences was an ex­cel­lent rep­re­sen­ta­tion of what the in­dus­try could achieve in res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment.

“The cal­i­bre of projects sub­mit­ted to this year’s awards was out­stand­ing, but what stood out most about The Mel­bourne Res­i­dences was the liv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence it cre­ated for its res­i­dents,” he said.

“It is an ex­cit­ing ad­di­tion to the so­cial fabric of South Bris­bane and cer­tainly sets a bench­mark for high quality, in­ner city liv­ing na­tion­ally for years to come.”

The de­vel­op­ment was also the win­ner in the Ur­ban Re­newal, High Den­sity De­vel­op­ment, and Re­tail, Com­mer­cial, and Pub­lic Use cat­e­gories.

Its con­tri­bu­tion to­wards the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion and repo­si­tion­ing of Fish Lane and midMel­bourne Street were de­scribed as exemplary, with the pro­vi­sion of the cross­block link­age, high quality re­tail, pub­lic art, and con­tri­bu­tions to the pub­lic realm light­ing set­ting the project apart from its peers.

The CEO’s Award was taken out by RV Home­base Fraser Coast, which also won the Se­niors Liv­ing cat­e­gory.

The de­vel­op­ment of­fers a new model of se­niors liv­ing in Australia, with sites specif­i­cally de­signed for res­i­dents with large RVs who travel reg­u­larly.

Sanc­tu­ary Cove won the Mas­ter­planned De­vel­op­ment cat­e­gory, while Spec­trum Apart­ments took out the Af­ford­able Hous­ing gong.

Mr Har­ri­son said that the wide pool of projects sub­mit­ted for the awards demon­strated the pro­gres­sion of the in­dus­try across the state.

“The Awards for Ex­cel­lence is the in­dus­try’s op­por­tu­nity to demon­strate their ideas, their achieve­ments, and ul­ti­mately their con­tri­bu­tion to Queens­land’s com­mu­ni­ties,” he said.

MAIN: The Mel­bourne Res­i­dences by ARIA Prop­erty Group took out the Pres­i­dent’s award. Top to bot­tom: RV Home­base Fraser Coast, Spec­trum Apart­ments, Fitzgib­bon Chase, The Res­i­dences Yungaba House

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