The 2015 PIanning Institute of Australia (SA) Awards for Planning Excellence were an opportunity for the planning industry to recognise the contribution of urban planning and urban planners to the creation of sustainable communities and great places.
The Awards for Planning Excellence highlight the diverse and varied roles of planners in the planning and development of our urban and regional environments. The Awards demonstrate what focused teams with diverse skills and a common goal can achieve. The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) is the national body representing planning and the planning profession. Through education, communication and professional development, PIA serves and guides thousands of planning professionals. Good planning is the best way to manage urban growth or decline, sequence infrastructure, determine appropriate settlement patterns and generate economic development that contributes positively to the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the natural environment. The Awards for Planning Excellence also recognise outstanding performance, leadership and contribution of individual planners to the industry or their community. These are an opportunity to celebrate planning success and share knowledge for the betterment of the profession and local communities. While not every nominated project comes away with an award or commendation, all of the projects nominated deserve recognition for the contribution they have made to the planning and development of South Australia. Award winners demonstrate a contribution to liveable communities, excellence in planning and recognition of the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental sustainability. Notable projects recognised in the Awards include Adelaide Oval in the Great Place Category, Prospect Memorial Gardens Master Plan in the Public Engagement and Community Planning Category and the Frank Hamilton Landfill Remediation Project in the Hard Won Victory Category. The Minister’s Award was granted to Adelaide Oval, while the PIanning Institute of Australia (SA) President’s Award went to the Planning Education Foundation of South Australia Inc. in recognition of its impact on the education of planners and the community. Successful South Australian projects will go on to compete at the National Planning Institute of Australia Awards for Planning Excellence in Brisbane and will represent the great work that is being undertaken in South Australia. To all the winners and nominees we offer our congratulations. To the urban planning industry, I offer a well done on another year of making a real impact on the creation of great places and communities in South Australia. Darren Starr, PIA SA President
2015 Awards for Planning Excellence
1. YOUNG PLANNER OF THE YEAR Winner: Laura Murphy Recipients: Laura Murphy, Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd. 2. IMPROVING PROCESSES AND PRACTICES Commendation: South Australia Better Practice Guide – Waste Management for Residential and Mixed Use Developments Recipients: Jensen Planning + Design, Rawtec, Green Industries SA, Renewal SA and Property Council of Australia SA 3. PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY PLANNING Winner: Memorial Gardens Master Plan Recipients: City of Prospect 4. BEST PLANNING IDEAS – SMALL Commendation: River and Coastal Communities Urban Design Framework and Master Plan Recipients: District Council of Grant, MasterPlan SA Pty Ltd, Ian Robertson Design and Outerspace Landscape Architects 5. BEST PLANNING IDEAS – LARGE Commendation: Resilient South Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan Recipients: City of Onkaparinga; City of Holdfast Bay; City of Marion; City of Mitcham; URPS; Seed Consulting Services; Jacobs; Ecocreative; Econsearch; Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre; Concepts of Change 5.1 Commendation: Mallala Broadacre Farming Study Recipients: District Council of Mallala, Planning Aspects Pty Ltd, MWH Global, Tonkin Consulting and Donna Ferretti and Associates 6. HARD WON VICTORY Winner: Frank Hilton Landfill Remediation Projects Recipients: City of Onkaparinga 7. GREAT PLACE Winner: Adelaide Oval Recipients: Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority Commendation: Playford Alive Town Park Recipients: ASPECT Studios, Playce Pty Ltd, Wallbridge & Gilbert, FMG Engineering, URPS; Hydroplan, Lucid Engineering and Rider Levett Bucknall. 8. OUTSTANDING STUDENT PROJECT – TERTIARY Winner: Public Spaces for Everyone or Just the Majority? Recipients: Eve-Marie Davie, University of South Australia 8.1 Commendation: Social Inequalites in Fast Food Exposure Around Schools in Metropolitan Adelaide: An Urban Planning Perspective Recipients: Hannah Kennedy, University of South Australia 9. PRESIDENT’S AWARD Winner: The Planning Education Foundation of South Australia Inc (PEF) 10. MINISTER’S AWARD Winner: Adelaide Oval Recipients: Adelaide Oval Stadium Auhtority Managment (AOSAM)