TOP GONGS AWARDED
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