The 2018 NGAA Awards are held biennially, celebrating and showcasing excellence and best practice from projects and initiatives supporting the development of growth areas across the country.
Member Councils and industry bodies can enter projects and initiatives in one or more categories including:
Submissions can be on plans, built projects or processes and are assessed by a panel of industry experts.
Award winners will be announced and presented at the NGAA Awards Dinner in November, which is presented as part of the NGAA’s National Congress.
Submissions will need to demonstrate:
To be eligible for consideration in the 2018 NGAA Awards, submissions must:
|Monday 9 July||Award submissions open|
|Friday 19 October||Award submission deadline|
|Friday 26 October||Submission materials disseminated to assessment panel members|
|Friday 2 November||Assessment panel convened and Award winners selected|
|Monday 19 November||Award winners announced at NGAA Awards Dinner presented during the National Congress|
The last NGAA Awards ceremony, held in Western Australia in 2016, received over an overwhelming number of high quality submissions, which were assessed by an independent panel of industry representatives.
Through the assessment process, our judges and recognised three outstanding projects.
WINNER: City of Gosnells
PROJECT: Mills Park
CATEGORY: Designing for the Future
The Mills Park Project involved the complete redevelopment of a 24ha park, replacing aged facilities struggling to meet the needs of the growing and changing suburban community with a low socio-economic status. The new Mills Park created a community hub with facilities suitable for everyone.
It assisted in bonding the growing multi-cultural community and attracting visitors from surrounding areas whilst enhancing the suburb of Beckenham by increasing the availability of public open space for the community. The project also broke new ground in sustainable building design. The Community Centre achieved Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star Public Building Design v1 rating representing world’s best practice in sustainability.
WINNER: City of Kwinana, PEET Ltd and the WA Housing Authority
PROJECT: The Village at Wellard
CATEGORY: Value Adding
As Perth’s first full-catchment greenfields transit-oriented development (TOD), The Village at Wellard achieves multiple goals with its delivery of an inclusive, highly connected and economically sustainable outer city community that sympathetically integrates with the natural environment.
This high-quality award winning development offers a mix of housing types, with a strong focus on affordability and public housing, a high level of amenity and environmental value and a thriving community with a strong local identity, connectivity and quality of life.
WINNER: City of Cockburn
PROJECT: for Bibra Lake Regional Playground
CATEGORY: Building Connections
Bibra Lake is now home to a 7,000m2 regional, accessible adventure playground that celebrates and builds connections to the cultural, historical and environmental significance of this unique area.
The playground creates a public space and community facilities that builds community connections, encourages interaction and breaks down common barriers to participation such am accessibility and socio-economic status.
To view some of the outstanding projects submitted at the 2016 NGAA Awards, visit our YouTube channel: