Nominations for the 2009 Australia Award for Urban Design close 26 June. This is your opportunity to highlight leading examples of urban design in Australia. Have you been involved in a recent project demonstrating excellence and innovation in all elements of urban design? Are you aware of recent Australian urban design initiatives, projects or developments that deserve national recognition?
The Australia Award for Urban Design was created by the Urban Design Taskforce set up by then PM Paul Keating, and was first awarded in 1996. It was established to recognise urban design projects of high quality in Australia and to encourage cities, towns and emerging settlements of all sizes to strive similarly for improvement. It acknowledges the critical role of good urban design in the development of our cities and towns. Prime Minister, The Hon. Kevin Rudd is now Patron of the Award.
The Award is hosted by the Planning Institute of Australia, with support from Australian Institute of Architects, Property Council of Australia, Green Building Council of Australia, Association of Consulting Engineers Australia and Urban Design Forum. The nomination form is available at www.planning.org.au