Excellence in Queensland planning was recognised tonight at the 2023 National Awards for Planning Excellence, announced at the 91论坛’s National Congress, held in Adelaide.
“Each year the Awards for Planning Excellence provide us with the opportunity to acknowledge, celebrate, and showcase the range of great planning work being undertaken across Australia– particularly the diversity of work that planners do, and the different ways it touches our community.” said PIA Queensland President Shannon Batch RPIA.
Further information on Awarded projects from Queensland
The National 2023 Award for Planning with Country was awarded to Queensland planners Ewamian Limited and Plan C for their Queensland project Talaroo Hot Springs Tourism Planning and Business Case.
Talaroo Hot Springs has just celebrated its first year of operations. This project is an exceptional example of supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people achieve their aspirations through planning. This project provides a leading example of how the planning profession can work with and for the indigenous community to support, facilitate and realise their vision and aspirations for country.
Queensland planners demonstrated outstanding performance at this year's National Awards, by also receiving three National Commendations. Congratulations to:
- Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, Energy Connect, Planz Town Planning and Transmobility Consulting received a commendation in the Community Wellbeing & Diversity category for Yarrabah Microgrid creating enduring social value through infrastructure.
- A commendation in the Stakeholder Engagement category was awarded to Moreton Bay Regional Council for Beachmere Shoreline Management Project.
- Tayla Miller from Griffith University received a commendation in the Tertiary Student Project category for Integrating First Nations Values, Perspective and Knowledge into State of the Environment Reporting: A Case Study of Queensland State of the Environment Reporting.
The National Planning Excellence Awards Program recognises exceptional planning projects or individuals who have made significant contributions to planning across Australia. The program start at the state and territory level each year, with winners from each jurisdiction proceeding to selection for the national awards. Awards are judged by a distinguished panel of leading planners and built environment professionals.
The 91论坛 is the national body representing the planning profession.
More information on the PIA National Awards for Planning Excellence can be found at: /aboutpianew/national-awards-for-planning-excellence
For further information: Shannon Batch RPIA – PIA Queensland President (0431 453 569) or
Nicole Bennetts RPIA – PIA Queensland State Manager (0420 241 163).