Awards

The ACT Planning and Land Authority has received a number of awards for various programs and projects over the years.

Recent awards

Since the ACT Planning and Land Authority was established on 1 July 2003, it has received the following awards:

2010

Planning Institute of Australia (ACT Division) Awards for Planning Excellence 2010

  • Molonglo Valley Stage 2 and 3 Place Making Guide, Urban Design Award
  • Urban Form Analysis: Canberra's Sustainability Performance, Planning Scholarship Research and Teaching category - commendation
  • eDevelopment Platform: Online Application and Work Flow Systems, Planning Minister's Award - commendation
  • Sustainable Future Workshop Findings Report, Planning Minister's Award - commendation

2009

  • Lawson South Structure Plan, Commendation in Urban Planning Achievement category, Planning Institute of Australia (ACT Division)
  • Braddon Urban Design Guidelines, Commendation in Urban Design - Plans and Ideas category, Planning Institute of Australia (ACT Division)
  • PIA ACT Division Awards 2009, Urban Planning Achievement, Commendation for Lawson South Structure Plan
  • PIA ACT Division Awards 2009, Urban Design - Plans and Ideas, Commendation for Braddon Urban Design Guidelines

 2008

  • City West Master Plan including Childers Street 'Arts Heart' upgrade, project award for planning in landscape architecture, Australian Institute of Architects ACT

2007

  • Childer's Street 'Arts Heart' upgrade, President's Award, Planning Institute of Australia
  • Planning Explained Primary School Kit 'How to Build a Suburb', Minister’s Award, Planning Institute of Australia
  • Molonglo Planning Project- 'Achieving a Sustainable Community', Commendation environmental planning or conservation category, Planning Institute of Australia
  • Childers Street 'Arts Heart' Upgrade, award for Excellence in the urban planning achievement category, Planning Institute of Australia
  • Planning Explained Primary School Kit - How to Build a Suburb, excellence award, planning scholarship research and teaching category, Planning Institute of Australia 

2006

  • Draft Water Sensitive Urban Design Guidelines, Highly Commended stormwater professional education category, Stormwater Industry Association NSW

  • Draft Water Sensitive Urban Design Guidelines, Highly Commended stormwater education category, Stormwater Industry Association national awards

  • Molonglo Valley Structure Plan, Award for urban planning achievement, Planning Institute of Australia

  • Planning for East Gungahlin, Award for environmental planning, Planning Institute of Australia

  • Bonner Residential Estate Concept Plan, Design Excellence in urban design - plans and ideas, built category, Planning Institute of Australia

  • Planning for schools in North Gungahlin, Certificate of Merit social planning excellence category, Planning Institute of Australia

2005

  • Bushfire Risk Mitigation Guideline, Highly Commended Federal/State Government stream pre-disaster category, Australian Safer Communities Award

  • Sustainable Transport Plan, Highly Commended Sustainable Transport Award category, Sustainable Cities Awards

  • Canberra Spatial Plan, Highly Commended community pride category, Sustainable Cities Awards

  • Canberra Spatial Plan, Certificate of Merit community-based planning category, Planning Institute of Australia

  • Southern Broadacre Planning Study, Certificate of Merit environmental planning or conservation category, Planning Institute of Australia

  • Shape Communications and Education Strategy, Certificate of Merit media planning profession category, Planning Institute of Australia

2004

  • Community consultation on the Canberra Spatial Plan, Award for planning excellence community based planning category, Planning Institute of Australia

  • Canberra Spatial Plan, Certificate of Merit urban planning achievement category, Planning Institute of Australia

  • Development Assessment Guide Books, Certificate of Merit urban planning achievement category, Planning Institute of Australia

2003

  • Draft City West Master Plan, Award for planning excellence urban planning achievement category, Planning Institute of Australia

  • Draft City West Master Plan, Award for planning excellence community based planning category, Planning Institute of Australia

  • North Gungahlin Structure Plan, Award for planning excellence environmental planning category, Planning Institute of Australia

  • Neighbourhood planning, Award for planning excellence community based planning, Planning Institute of Australia

  • Access to ACT Government, ACT Inclusion Awards

  • Bushfire Recognition Award, Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Awards

Other awards

Predecessors to the Authority – Planning and Land Management – received awards for:

2002

  • Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan, Certificate of Merit urban planning achievement category, Planning Institute of Australia

2001

  • Woden Town Centre Stakeholder and Community Brief, Certificate of Merit community based planning, Royal Australian Planning Institute

1999

  • ACTMAP – the ACT’s Land Information System, Government Technology Productivity Gold Award, Technology in Government Committee

1998

  • Territory Plan Online, Government Technology Productivity Silver Award, Technology in Government Committee

  • Territory Plan Online, Highly Commended Geospatial information (socio-economic) category, Mapping Sciences Institute Excellence in Mapping Sciences

  • ACTMAP Online, Highly Commended Geospatial information (other) category, Mapping Sciences Institute Excellence in Mapping Sciences

1997

  • Best Practice Gungahlin: A Cultural Planning Process, Award for planning excellence community planning category, Royal Australian Planning Division ACT

1996

  • Introduction of development application and building application processes, Award for planning excellence urban planning achievement category, Royal Australian Planning Division ACT

  • Metropolitan Planning Research – Local Centres Analysis, Certificate of Merit planning scholarship category, Royal Australian Planning Institute

1995

  • Draft ACT and Sub-region Planning Strategy, Occasional Special Award, Royal Australian Planning Division ACT

1994

  • Jerrabomberra Valley National Ideas Competition, Award for planning excellence community planning category, Royal Australian Planning Division ACT

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