2019 Greater Sydney Planning Awards

2018 Greater Sydney Planning award trophies

The Greater Sydney Planning Awards acknowledge excellence in planning and recognise outstanding collaborative, innovative and bold initiatives that will deliver benefits to communities, economies and the environment.

Nominations are now open.

2018 Award winners

Congratulations to all winners of the 2018 Planning Awards.

Key dates

Entries open:
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Entries close:
Friday 10 May 2019
Awards ceremony:
Wednesday 26 June 2019

Award categories

The six 2019 award categories align with the Greater Sydney Commission’s key themes of:

  • Infrastructure and collaboration,
  • Liveability,
  • Productivity, and
  • Sustainability.

This year, the Commission is proud to introduce a new award category - Planning disruptor.


Aim: To recognise a project that has shown exceptional collaboration with the community.

Criteria: Entrants are to provide an example of community engagement or a community-initiated project they managed and demonstrate:

  • How the community was actively involved;
  • How the community’s needs were reflected in the project and the community benefit that was delivered;
  • How the community engagement/collaboration enhanced liveability, productivity or sustainability;
  • Why the approach taken was successful.

Aim: Awarded to a project or development that has integrated new or improved infrastructure and/or community services.

Criteria: Entrants are to provide one example of a project or development they managed and demonstrate:

  • How infrastructure/community service needs were identified efficiently and innovatively integrated into the project or development;
  • How the project or development demonstrated best practice in collaboration with government, industry or local community;
  • How the infrastructure/community services have improved physical and/or social connectivity;
  • How the infrastructure/community services delivered a benefit to the community.

Aim: To recognise a residential, commercial or mixed-use development or area that creates a great place by putting people at the heart of planning, enhancing wellbeing and the social connections of residents and/or workers.

Criteria: Entrants are to provide one example of an innovative project they managed and demonstrate how one or more of the following was achieved:

  • A partnership between industry, government and the private sector;
  • Provision of affordable and diverse housing;
  • Provision of an innovative commercial hub;
  • Creation of an area such as a civic place or park;
  • Supports the development of a more accessible and walkable city;
  • Supports healthy and liveable communities;
  • Encourages social connections;
  • Demonstrates urban design excellence;
  • Provides lessons that can be applied to future projects.

Aim: Awarded to a plan, strategy, project, piece of research or development that supports the 30-minute city by seeking to create the conditions that generate stronger local economic and employment opportunities.

Criteria: Entrants are to provide one example of a plan, strategy, project, piece of research or development that demonstrates how one or more of the following was achieved:

  • Supports the concept of the 30-minute city by enhancing productivity or competitiveness within a local area;
  • Encourages a greater diversity of jobs and/or employment growth within a local area;
  • Creates conditions that help foster economic innovation;
  • Has lessons that can be applied to other local areas;
  • If submitting a piece of research, demonstrate how the credibility of the research has been verified.

Aim: Awarded to a project, plan or piece of research which, through its implementation or focus, protects, promotes or enhances the environment.

Criteria: Entrants are to provide one example of a project, plan or piece of research which can be applied elsewhere and which demonstrates how one or more of the following was achieved:

  • Protects, restores or enhances landscapes (can include waterways, bushland and open space);
  • Supports an efficient city through innovative management of water, energy, resources and waste;
  • Builds more resilient communities by considering/addressing climate change, hazards and technological change;
  • Is an exemplary example of a sustainability initiative;
  • If submitting a piece of research, demonstrate how the credibility of the research has been verified.

Aim: Awarded for outstanding forward-thinking approaches to planning that disrupt traditional methodologies. Projects may be in the areas of:

  • New digital approaches to encourage good planning; and
  • New approaches to accessing and using data to improve planning outcomes or policies.

Criteria: The nomination should show how the project:

  • Supports the aims of the Greater Sydney Commission;
  • Demonstrates a forward-thinking, innovative approach;
  • Positively ‘disrupts’ traditional planning methodologies; and
  • Will benefit Greater Sydney.

 

How to enter

Nominations are now open.

Nominations for the 2019 Greater Sydney Planning Awards must be submitted via Dropbox.

Please register your intent to enter the Awards by completing the Nomination Form (PDF, 320 KB) and returning it to media@gsc.nsw.gov.au. You will then receive a Dropbox link to upload your submission before the closing date.

If you intend on nominating more than one project or category, please complete a separate Nomination Form for each.

We request you submit your Nomination Form as early as possible, to ensure you receive your link within the nomination deadline.

Downloads

2019 Greater Sydney Planning Awards Nomination Booklet (PDF, 111 KB)
2019 Greater Sydney Planning Awards Nomination Form (PDF, 320 KB)
2019 Greater Sydney Planning Awards Nomination Cover Sheet (PDF, 215 KB)
2019 Greater Sydney Planning Awards Sponsorship Packages (PDF, 76 KB)

Sponsorship opportunities

There are a number of sponsorship packages available for the 2019 Greater Sydney Planning Awards. View our sponsorship packages here (PDF, 76 KB).

For more information on the Awards or sponsorship opportunities contact:

Marie Tritsaris or Lara Irwin

Phone: (02) 8289 6200

Email: media@gsc.nsw.gov.au

2019 Sponsors

Gold sponsors

Link: Campbelltown City Council logo
Link: Blacktown City Council logo