The Goods Line Winner at the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards

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The Goods Line Winner at the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards

Thursday 13th October was the night of nights for innovative urban design in Australia. The 2016 Australian Urban Design Award is the nation’s premier awards for excellence and innovation in urban design and its awards presentation celebrated the best from thirty-seven entries from across Australia’s cities, towns and communities.

  The awards program is recognised by nine peak bodies from across the built environment industry: the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the Planning Institute of Australia, the Australian Institute of Architects, Green Building Council of Australia, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Consult Australia, Engineers Australia, Urban Design Forum and Government Architects Network Australia.   The patron of the Australian Urban Design Awards Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia said: “Australia’s cities support our most important resource – our people. Great cities attract, develop and retain talent, supporting them to innovate, create new jobs and growth. High-quality urban design is essential in building more sustainable cities that are great places to live, work and visit.”   Four different categories are included in the awards: Delivered Outcome – Large Scale; Delivered Outcome – Small Scale; Policies, Programs and Concepts – Large Scale and Policies, Programs and Concepts - Small Scale.   The Goods Line and UTS Alumni Green were shortlisted in the top twelve projects under the “Delivered Outcome – Small Scale” category up against some very notable projects. With much anticipation and champagne, the winner was announced with the ‘Delivered Outcome – Small Scale’ award going to The Goods Line.   We are ecstatic The Goods Line was honoured and recognised by the industry peers who commented: "The Goods Line is an exemplar project that revitalized a piece of disused infrastructure in central Sydney to provide a linear connection through the city promoting sustainable transport. The project has achieved a high level of activation with a range of urban design and social infrastructure initiatives, ranging from ping pong tables to study pods. The project acts as a catalyst for change in the city, and anticipates the reorientation of buildings and spaces to reflect its location."   Congratulations to the team at Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (Property NSW), CHROFI, Gartner Rose and the wide creative team.   For more information: Our winning entry. Full list of winners. Return to News