Registration for the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards is now open, and entries will be accepted between 11 July and 9 September.

The Australian Urban Design Awards were created by Prime Minister Paul Keating’s Urban Design Taskforce in 1996. The program allows for the professional recognition and exposure of urban design projects to a national audience. It covers a wide variety of urban design work including initiatives, built projects and publications that will make a difference to the places, spaces, buildings and infrastructure of Australia’s cities and towns. 

The awards are facilitated by the Planning Institute of Australia with the support of Australian Institute of Architects, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Green Building Council of Australia, Consult Australia, Engineers Australia, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and Urban Design Forum. 

There are five award categories:

  • Delivered outcome – large scale
  • Delivered outcome – small scale
  • Policies, programs and concepts – large scale
  • Australia Award for Urban Design (selected from the winners of the previous four categories)

For further details, visit the Australian Design Awards website.