In­dus­try cel­e­brates

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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.

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