Sydney’s Central Park precinct took out a number of awards at this year’s UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence, announced late last week.
A collaboration between Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia, the iconic development took out the top slot for both the Sustainability and Environmental Technology Award and the Urban Development Award for Masterplanned Communities.
Characterised by its rooftop gardens, green walls and smart-metering systems, “sustainability” is not just a buzz word for this urban village, the judges said.
“This development, through its sheer size and scale, kicks so many goals on the sustainable and green development front no other development entered came close,” said judge Bill Donohoe, director of TRIO Property Group.
Its recycled water network supports irrigation of the green-walls, air cooling and greywater needs, while its thermal plant and tri-generation facility produces low-carbon thermal energy for its residents and workers.
Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia also took out two awards for their adjoining DUO development: the High-Density Development as Part of a Masterplan Award and the Mixed-Use Development Award.
The Green Star DUO features two towers with 313 apartments, a 283-room Four Points Hotel by Sheraton Sydney, five floors of commercial office space, the refurbished Australian Hotel and several retail tenancies.
Stable Innovations took out the Medium-Density Development Award: Above 75 Dwellings for the restoration of the old Wrigley’s Gum factory in Rosebery.
A 99 apartment development, The Burcham has a communal garden at its heart and features energy monitoring and management systems in each apartment, access to discounted energy rates thanks to the building’s bulk purchase agreement and rooftop solar, as well as electric vehicle charging.
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Interestingly, this complex is key-free, instead using a mixture of biometrics and “advanced security controls” to allow access to residents and their guests.
The Social Infrastructure Award went to Arcadis, Healthscope and CPB Contractors for the 488 bed Northern Beaches Hospital, the first constructed Green Star hospital in the state.
NSW Land and Housing Corporation won the Affordable Development Award for its 20 purpose-built dwellings in the Woolloomooloo Women’s Housing Project, described as a “live-changing sanctuary for single older women”.
Complete list of award winners below
MEDIUM-DENSITY DEVELOPMENT: BELOW 75 DWELLINGS
Winner: MUSE, Neutral Bay by HELM Pty Limited
MEDIUM-DENSITY DEVELOPMENT: ABOVE 75 DWELLINGS
Winner: “The Burcham” by Stable Innovations Rosebery Pty Ltd
Winner: 105 Phillip Street by Dexus/Charter Hall
Winner: PFD Food Services by Frasers Property Australia
Winner: Marina Square Shopping Centre by Billbergia Group
SMALL-SCALE INFILL DEVELOPMENT
Winner: SEA Clovelly by FIDUCIA Commendation: Woolloomooloo Women’s Housing Project by NSW Land and Housing Corporation
SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
Winner: Central Park by Frasers Property Australia & Sekisui House Australia
Winner: The Grange at Marsden Park by Winten Property Group
Winner – Greenfield Development: Googong Township by Googong Township Pty Ltd as a joint venture between Peet Limited & Mirvac
Winner – Urban Development: Central Park by Frasers Property Australia & Sekisui House Australia
Winner: Watermark Stage 3, Castle Cove by Watermark Retirement Living in collaboration with Parkview
Winner: Uniting Gerringong by Uniting 2019
HIGH-DENSITY DEVELOPMENT: AS PART of a MASTERPLAN
Winner: DUO by Frasers Property Australia & Sekisui House Australia
Commendation: The Paper Mill Precinct by Coronation Property
Commendation: Woolooware Bay Town Centre – Stage Two by Capital Bluestone
HIGH-DENSITY DEVELOPMENT: STAND-ALONE
Winner: One30 Hyde Park by Aoyuan International and Ecove
Commendation: Arc by Crown Group
Winner: Woolloomooloo Women’s Housing Project by NSW Land and Housing Corporation
Commendation: Tetris Village by Evolve Housing
Winner: by Frasers Property Australia & The Property Agency
Commendation: Mastery by Crown Group
URBAN RENEWAL / ADAPTIVE REUSE
Winner: Iconic by Thirdi Group & Milligan Group in collaboration with SJB
Winner: Northern Beaches Hospital by Arcadis, Healthscope & CPB Contractors
Commendation: Oran Park Library by Camden Council in collaboration with Greenfields Development Company & Landcom
Commendation: St James Chapel by Anglicare in collaboration with Jackson Teece NSW
Winner: Googong Township by Googong Township Pty Ltd as a joint venture between Peet Limited & Mirvac
Winner: DUO, Central Park by Frasers Property Australia & Sekisui House Austalia
Commendation: Marina Square Mixed-Use Development by Billbergia Group