Property Australia

Lights, Camera, Action!

PROPERTY AUSTRALIA September 15, 2020

Chill the champagne and join us online from your home or office on 22 October, as we applaud the winners of the 2020 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards.

While 2020 has been a challenging year, celebrating Australia’s finest projects and the people who create them is still firmly on the Property Council’s agenda. As they say in the classics, “the show must go on”.

An impressive 128 finalists in 19 categories were named late last year, and after much anticipation the winners will be unveiled from 3-5pm on Thursday 22 October in a virtual event.

For the first time, the Property Council is giving member companies free ‘access all areas’ passes to be part of the industry’s biggest celebration of projects and people.

The awards program is now in its 38th year in partnership with RLB. Each finalist tells a story of city-building in their state or territory.

Among those in contention is the Flinders Street Station Administration Building Exterior Restoration in Victoria, a project that saved Melbourne’s busiest public building by restoring its façade.

Sydney’s York&George, which is competing in three categories, was delivered despite a host of challenges – heavy rail tunnels, multiple heritage buildings, construction of the Light Rail and development over a geological fault zone.

Brisbane’s 25 King, also up for three awards, is the first mass engineered timber commercial building in Queensland and the largest of its scale in Australia.

The ACT’s John Gorton Building is in the spotlight after a seven-year restoration project repositioned the iconic Commonwealth Government landmark for further decades of use.

In the Northern Territory, the Remote Service Centres Program saw a new building transported more than 4,000 kilometres across land and sea to Groote Eylandt.

Among South Australia’s finalists is the Adelaide Festival Centre Internal Works Upgrade – the first major refurbishment of the state’s principal performing arts venue since it opened in 1973.

Over on the West Coast, Perron Group's Belmont Forum Shopping Centre is in contention after an extensive redevelopment reimagining the traditional retail mall with new gardens, public arts displays and an extensive interior upgrade.

Eleven rising stars have been shortlisted for the NS Award for Future Leader of the Year. All development national finalists are in the running for the industry’s most coveted prize – the Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year award.

Hosted from our Awards Live Studio, the 2020 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards – Access All Areas, will feature special guests and entertainment throughout the event.

Book your free ticket to the virtual event, which will start at 3pm sharp, on Thursday 22 October 2020.