26 June 2013 — The plan to link the Canberra central business district with the city’s lake, Brisbane’s new northern busway from Windsor to Kedron and the upgrade of two Sydney laneways have received the 2013 Australia Award for Urban Design.

The winners were announced at a dinner at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra on 25 June.

AAUD is hosted annually by the Planning Institute of Australia and supported by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Consult Australia, Green Building Council of Australia, Property Council of Australia and the Urban Design Forum.

PIA national president Dyan Currie said nominations were received for urban design projects in four categories.

“This is a great awards program looking for the best in urban design across a diverse range of projects,” she said.

“Again this year each of the winning entries is testimony to the terrific work being achieved in planning and urban design.”

Winners were:

Delivered Outcome – large scale – Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron)

Delivered Outcome – small scale – Sydney Laneway upgrades

Policies, Programs and Concepts – large scale – Linking Canberra City to the lake.

Policies Programs and Concepts – small scale – no winner.