With yet another title under its belt, the Central Park precinct by Frasers Property and Sekisui House on Sydney’s Broadway has been announced as the winner of this year’s Urban Taskforce’s Development Excellence Awards.

“Central Park represents the very best of urban living and demonstrates that density and height can provide dynamic, cosmopolitan environments that many people are keen to live in,” praised Urban Taskforce CEO, Chris Johnson.

“It is a winner on environmental, social and economic levels with its environmental initiatives, its extensive amenities for residents and visitors as well as its clear success with an incredibly strong sales record to a clearly impressed market.”

A variety of other high rise buildings also did well at the awards. The High Density Residential Development Award went to Meriton for Infinity, an 80 storey residential tower in Brisbane by DBI Design, while the Commercial Development Award was clinched by Grocon’s Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

Liberty Place by Grocon. Image: Liberty Place

Continuing the high rise focus, Mirvac’s 8 Chifley Square, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Lippmann Associates, was awarded the Innovative Development prize, commended by the judges for its striking architecture complemented by open plan interiors, with dramatic atriums linking various floors.

8 Chifley Square. Photography by Brett Boardman

“The boom in apartments is reinforced by the award of the Adaptive Re Use Development Award to the conversion of a 16 storey commercial complex in 217 apartments. The adaptation was done by the Barana Group to create the Panorama Apartments at Crows Nest,” Johnson said, referring to the Sydney development designed by JPRA.

Panorama Crows Nest

Held annually, the Taskforce’s awards program seeks to acknowledge development projects that achieve the best outcomes in terms of client requirements, environment, business and community considerations, as well as time, cost and quality.

Full list of winners:

Development of the Year

One Central Park, Sydney by Frasers Property & Sekisui House

High Density Residential Development Developer

Infinity, Brisbane by Meriton

Medium Density Residential Development

Eliza, Sydney by Ceerose

Commercial Development

Liberty Place, Sydney by Grocon

Retail Development

Woolworths Balgowlah by Fabcot Pty Ltd/Woolworths

Industrial Development

Jacfin Ricoh Development, Eastern Creek by Jacfin Pty Ltd

Mixed Uses Development

Hamilton Harbour, Brisbane by Leighton Properties & Devine Ltd

Adaptive Re Use Development

Panorama Apartments, Crows Nest by Barana Group Pty Ltd

Innovative Development

8 Chifley Square, Sydney by Mirvac

Sustainable Development

171 Collins Street, Melbourne byCharter Hall & CBUS Property

Highly Commended Medium Density Development

ESQUE, Mosman byHelm Pty Ltd

Highly Commended Innovation Development

Royal Randwick Grandstand byAustralian Turf Club