January 29, 2018 | https://thewest.com.au/lifestyle/real-estate/wa-award-entrants-set-sights-on-national-win-ng-b88727702z
Following on from Taskers recent success at the state UDIA Awards, our prestigious development has been nominated again, this time in the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s National Awards for Excellence.
Celebrating the top achievements in urban development across the country, the judges recent trip to WA covered visits to eight outstanding WA project nominations including our very own Taskers, On The River, By The Sea. The winners of which will be announced at the awards night in Melbourne on March 23.
Other WA project nominations include the large-scale greenfield community development in Ellenbrook (JV between Department of Housing and LWP Property Group Syndicate), the significant urban regeneration project at Alkimos Beach (Lendlease and Landcorp) as well as Perth’s jewel in the crown development at Elizabeth Quay (Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority).
Taskers was given special mention in the Medium Density Housing category, with UDIA WA president, Nick Allingame impressed with the contribution to attractive residences for West Australians;
“Speaking of top quality, The Villas at Taskers will compete in the Medium Density Housing category. This project is a lesson in luxury and features eight architecturally designed townhouses with high-quality finishes that integrate well with the adjoining residential housing and higher density apartments.”
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Nick Allingame, UDIA WA President
Monday, 29 January 2018 10:08AM
The UDIA’s National Awards for Excellence judges were in Western Australia this week to visit the eight fantastic WA projects that are nominated for the prestigious awards that will be presented on March 23 in Melbourne.
The annual awards recognise the very best in urban development across the country, with winners from each of the state award programs eligible for nomination into the national competition.
WA’s entries are a testament to the growing diversity and innovation in development that is occurring in our state, with large-scale greenfield development through to urban regeneration and high-density apartment projects all represented.
The iconic Ellenbrook community is up for a national gong after taking out two major categories at the state awards last September.
The project, which is a joint venture between the Department of Housing and an LWP Property Group syndicate, was launched in 1994 and is now home to eight villages centred around a thriving town centre.
Winning both the Masterplanned Development category and the Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence last year, the state judges said Ellenbrook’s design remained as current today as it was initially and represented true foresight and flexibility to meet all aspects of the market.
Alkimos Beach by Lendlease and LandCorp will also be vying for a national award, with the new coastal community not only a state award winner, but an EnviroDevelopment-certified project.
The commitment from the developers to create a sense of community and place through early investment in community infrastructure is impressive and sets the estate apart from many of its competitors.
Elizabeth Quay by the Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MRA) is nominated in the Urban Renewal category.
This landmark project, which joins the city to the river, is revitalising the Perth waterfront, attracting international investment and creating a foundation for new economic development opportunities in the surrounding area.
Looking to the High Density Housing category, Concerto Apartments by Finbar Group showcases top-quality finishes and impressive amenities, including a resident’s lounge, private dining room, theatrette, boardroom, heated wet-edge lap pool, barbecue area, gym, sauna and landscaped gardens.
Speaking of top quality, The Villas at Taskers will compete in the Medium Density Housing category.
This project is a lesson in luxury and features eight architecturally designed townhouses with high-quality finishes that integrate well with the adjoining residential housing and higher density apartments.
Other WA entries include Bethanie Gwelup in the Senior Living category, Jervis Rise for Affordable Development and Honeywood by Satterley in the Environmental Excellence category.
I congratulate all the awards entrants on providing exceptional leadership in developing fantastic places for people to live in WA.