There are 16 UDIA National Excellence Awards, including our Annual President’s Award. Entry is by nomination of the state divisions of UDIA, with each division entitled to nominate one project from their state award winners into the National Awards.
Projects entered in the Affordable Development category must demonstrate initial affordability of the product, as well as the incorporation of ‘whole of life’ sustainable elements that provide for long term affordability for ongoing running costs.
Projects entered in the High Density Development Award category will include predominantly low rise, mid-rise and high-rise apartments, with a minimum of eight storeys and a minimum density of 30 dwellings or more per site hectare.
Projects entered in the Environment Excellence category must be sufficiently completed, submitted by a developer and should be able to demonstrate how significant environmental challenges have been overcome.
Projects entered in the Seniors’ Living category must present high standards of overall design, create a sense of place and have regard for energy and water efficient operations and lifestyle themes for residents aged over 55.