The PIA Awards for Planning Excellence are an opportunity for the planning industry to take a step back and recognise the role that planning plays in the creation of great communities and places.
The PIA Awards for Planning Excellence are an opportunity for the planning industry to take a step back and recognise the role that planning plays in the creation of great communities and places. The awards highlight the diverse and varied roles that planners have in the planning and development of our urban and regional environments and demonstrate what can be achieved by focussed teams with diverse experiences and skills and a common goal. The Awards for Planning Excellence also recognise outstanding performance or contribution of individual planners to the industry or their community. They are an opportunity to celebrate success and share knowledge for the betterment of the profession and the communities we serve. Having been involved in the judging again this year I congratulate all the nominees for the quality of their work and thank them for the time that has been put into nominating projects for recognition. The projects nominated for recognition are what make the Awards for Planning Excellence a significant event on the planning calendar each year. While not every nominated project will come away with an award, all of the projects that have been nominated deserve recognition for the contribution that they have made to the planning profession and the planning and development of this state. I would like to recognise the efforts of the PIA Awards Judging Panel, led by Awards Convener Stuart Mosely. The judges give up their time and are faced with some tough decisions as part of award deliberations but they have again selected a series of South Australian projects that will go on to compete on the National PIA Awards for Planning Excellence and represent the great work that is being undertaken in SA. So to all the awards winners and nominees I offer my congratulations, and to the planning industry I offer a well done for another year of making a real impact on the creation of great places and communities in South Australia. Darren Starr (MPIA CPP), PIA SA President
2014 PLANNING AWARDS / WINNERS AND COMMENDATIONS
Minister’s Award Project Title: Prospect Road ‘Village Heart’ Recipients: City of Prospect, Jensen Planning + Design, Tonkin Consulting and Brecknock Consulting President’s Award Project Title: ‘Splash Adelaide’ Recipient: Adelaide City Council Outstanding Student Project – University Commendation Project Title: Public Art, Placemaking and Social Capital: An Adelaide Case Study Recipient: Serena Somers University of South Australia From Plan to Place Project Title: Prospect Road ‘Village Heart’ Recipients: City of Prospect, Jensen Planning + Design, Tonkin Consulting and Brecknock Consulting Best Planning Ideas – Large Projects Project Title: Virginia and Northern Adelaide Horticultural Plains Study Recipients: City of Playford, District Council of Mallala, Jensen Planning + Design, EconSearch, Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services, Avante Mapping Solutions, Wallbridge & Gilbert, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia, Regional Development Australia Barossa and Hortex Alliance Inc Commendation Project Title: Progressing the UNESCO Mount Lofty Ranges Agrarian Landscape World Heritage Bid Recipients: Adelaide Hills Council, Alexandrina Council, Barossa Council, District Council of Mount Barker, City of Onkaparinga, District Council of Yankalilla, Regional Development Australia Barossa, Global Food Studies Program- University of Adelaide Best Planning Ideas – Small Projects No Award Commendation Project Title: District Council of Mallala Coastal Settlements Adaptation Study Recipients: District Council of Mallala, University of South Australia and URS Australia Pty Ltd Public Engagement and Community Planning Project Title: Playford Alive Town Park Master Plan Recipients: Renewal SA, URPS, Natalie Fuller and Associates, ASPEC T Studios and Playce Pty Ltd Improving Planning Processes and Practices No Award Commendation Project Title: Planning for Precincts and Hubs: Delivery of the City of Tea Tree Gully City Master Plan 2011 – 2040 Recipients: City of Tea Tree Gully Cutting Edge Research & Teaching Project Title: Unleashed: A Guide to Successful Dog Parks Recipients: Balancing Act Adelaide Commendation Project Title: Evidence Base for Green Infrastructure Recipients: Botanic Gardens of South Australia, Arbordesign, Renewal SA, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Outstanding Achievement by a Young Planner Olivia Franco AECOM