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National Awards Winners 2023

At the prestigious UDIA National Awards for Excellence 2023, we recognised and celebrated the very best that Australia’s urban development industry has to offer.

Awards Process

Each year, UDIA’s State Divisions undertake an extensive process to judge and recognise excellence and innovation across the diverse development industry of their state.

Upwards of 25 categories showcase the best of breed in project excellence with Masterplanned, Residential, Seniors Living, Affordable Developments and Social and Community projects; Small Scale, Medium and High-Density Housing; Urban Renewal; Environmental Excellence; Marketing Excellence categories offered.

Accompanying our project awards are our people awards which recognise leadership and diversity across the industry, conferring Young Leader, Women in Leadership and Diversity in Development Awards at both the State and National level.

Winners of the National Awards are drawn from the outstanding winners of the State Awards in sixteen categories, including the President’s Award, which is bestowed on the ‘best of the best’ award winner.

Awards Categories

The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) Awards for Excellence are a celebration and promotion of the knowledge, skills and innovation of the Australian urban development industry.

Initiated in 1996 the Awards showcase the urban development industry’s world class developments and invite the public to learn more about the exceptional projects happening across the nation. The program is rigorous, taking eight months from launch through to the completion of judging. The judges visit every site in person, as well as review accompanying written submissions.

Our judges are experienced industry leaders who bring tremendous credibility to our awards program. Their depth of experience and knowledge ensures the process is both independent and robust. Each year our national judging panel determines the best of the best State Award Category Winners.

A UDIA Award is a true sign of excellence, quality and industry best practice.

The awards provide an opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the contributions to the industry by all industry professionals including architects, engineers, environmental professionals and consultants.

The Categories for the UDIA National Awards for Excellence are:

  • Masterplanned Development
  • Medium Density Development
  • Small Scale Development
  • Affordable Development
  • High Density Development
  • Residential Development
  • Urban Renewal
  • Environmental Excellence
  • Marketing Excellence
  • Seniors’ Living
  • Social & Community Infrastructure
  • Design Excellence
  • Young Leaders’ Award
  • Women in Leadership Award
  • Diversity in Development Award
  • President’s Award