IT was a night to celebrate excellence, of which there was plenty. Queensland’s development industry rallied together last night to see 15 developments announced as the best in the state at the 2009 Urban Development Institute of Australia (Queensland) Awards for Excellence.
Marked as the biggest event on the development industry calendar, the annual awards program sees UDIA members nominate their best developments in the hope of being crowned leaders in quality and innovation.
With a gala dinner themed ‘Journey on the Orient Express’, the ballroom of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre was transformed to reflect the elegant carriages of the famous train.
UDIA Queensland President Warren Harris said the 2009 winners represented a broad spectrum of Queensland’s development industry.
“What was presented here tonight is nothing short of exceptional. We have winning developments from as far north as Port Douglas, out west to Springfield and down to the Gold Coast, not to mention the hordes of high quality entrants which made the judging process very tough,” he said.
“This shows that the highest quality of development is being produced all over our vast state.”
A selection of winning Queensland projects will go on to compete for a national title at the 2010 UDIA National Awards for Excellence.