The University of Wollongong's Sustainable Buildings Research Centre

Seven new builds and five existing buildings have been announced as finalists for best sustainable development in the 2015 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards to be held in Sydney in May.

The awards, which celebrate leading practice, have also for the first year added an affordable housing category, reflecting the importance of value for money in housing developments.

“The awards celebrate excellence across the entire spectrum of the industry – and recognise everything from large-scale commercial offices and shopping centres through to boutique residential and retirement living projects,” Property Council of Australia chief executive Ken Morrison said.

Overall there are 99 finalists across 17 categories.

Award for Best Sustainable Development – Existing Buildings:

  • 313 Adelaide Street, Brisbane – FA Pidgeon and Son
  • Australia Post Strawberry Hills Base Building Refurbishment – Australia Post
  • Donation and relocation of the Port of Brisbane Visitors’ Centre to Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron for its new clubhouse – Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
  • Sirius – Mirvac Property Trust
  • Sustainable Industries Education Centre – Department for State Development

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings:

  • 8 Chifley – Mirvac Group
  • 171 Collins Street – Charter Hall and Cbus Property
  • Cabrini – Minister for Economic Development Queensland
  • Liberty Place – GPT Wholesale Office Fund, LaSalle Asia Opportunity Fund III and ISPT Core Fund
  • NAB 700 Bourke Street – AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund (AWOF)
  • Sustainable Buildings Research Centre – University of Wollongong

Award for Best Affordable Housing Development:

  • Ergo – Stage 1 – Adelaide City Council
  • The Parc (Stages 1 & 2) – Sunland Group
  • The Pines Townhome Collection – Sunland Group
  • Whiteman Edge – Stockland