The best of what Australia’s innovative property industry has to offer is again being recognised with 99 finalists from around Australia named in the 2015 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.

The Awards celebrate leading practice within Australia’s property development and investment industries.

This year marks the introduction of a new ‘Best Affordable Housing’ award, which recognises and publicly rewards the ‘value for money’ in a new or refurbished affordable housing development.

“The 99 finalists across 17 categories nationwide include 18 finalists in the ‘Innovation’ category – underscoring our industry’s persistent commitment to leading – edge practice,” said Ken Morrison, Chief Executive of the Property Council of Australia.

“The awards celebrate excellence across the entire spectrum of the industry – and recognise everything from large – scale commercial offices and shopping centres through to boutique residential
and retirement living projects.”

All national finalists are in the running for the industry’s most coveted prize – the Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year award. Five individuals have also been nominated for the du Chateau Chun Award for Future Leader of the Year.

Chairman of Rider Levett Bucknall (Oceania), Julian Anderson, said that the Innovation and Excellence Awards honour outstanding developments and professionals across the country, and
highlight the property industry’s major contribution to building great cities and communities.

“These 99 finalists demonstrate our industry’s enduring commitment to building a better future for all Australians,” Mr Anderson says.

“Since 1982, Rider Levett Bucknall has partnered with the Property Council of Australia to present this awards program. We are proud to be recognising the best developments again in 2015.”

National award winners will be announced at the 2015 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards Gala Dinner, to be held in Sydney on Friday 1 May.

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