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    The state of sustainability in Australia: VIC pips QLD in our 2015 Awards Finalists straw poll

    Nathan Johnson

    With less than two weeks until the 2015 Sustainability Awards winners are announced we thought we’d rekindle our reader’s interstate rivalry in the best way we know how—a state by state breakdown of all the shortlisted projects and categories for the 2015 awards program.


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    Admittedly, the Sustainability Awards are not comprehensive enough to be a statistical representation of the green buildings in each state. However, they do present an excellent sample of the top tier of work in this sector across the country.

    And if we take this year’s shortlist as anything to go by, Victoria is definitely leading the fray.

    Victoria has a staggering 26 projects shortlisted from a total of 52 in the 2015 program, ahead of Queensland who has the next highest representation with 17 shortlisted projects. If it was a draw of the hat game, then Victorians would expect to take home the Public Building, Residential Single (Alterations & Additions), Residential Single (New) and Small Commercial category awards easily.

    They would also have an equal chance of winning the Landscape, Large Commercial and Office Fitout categories, leaving only the Multi-Density Residential category prize up for grabs, which theoretically would be taken out by Western Australia who has a total of three projects out of the pool of five.

    Here’s a quick state by state breakdown of the 2015 Sustainability Awards finalists. Click on the links for more detail on each of the projects in their respective categories.

    BEST OF THE BEST (breakdown of all projects)

    • Australian Capital Territory: 1 Project
    • New South Wales: 8 Projects
    • Queensland: 17 Projects
    • South Australia: 4 Projects
    • Tasmania: 1 Project
    • Victoria: 26 Projects
    • Western Australia:  4 Projects

    BY CATEGORY

    LANDSCAPE DESIGN

    • New South Wales: 2 Projects 
    • Queensland: 1 Project
    • Victoria: 2 Projects 

    LARGE COMMERCIAL

    • Queensland: 2 Projects 
    • South Australia: 1 Project
    • Victoria: 2 Projects

    MULTI-DENSITY RESIDENTIAL

    • New South Wales: 2 Projects
    • South Australia: 1 Project
    • Victoria: 2 Projects
    • Western Australia: 3 Projects
       

    OFFICE FITOUT

    • Australian Capital Territory: 1 Project 
    • New South Wales: 1 Project 
    • Queensland: 1 Project 
    • South Australia: 1 Project
    • Victoria: 1 Project 
       

    PUBLIC BUILDING & URBAN DESIGN

    • New South Wales: 1 Project
    • Queensland: 1 Project
    • Victoria: 6 Projects
       

    SINGLE DWELLING (ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS)

    • New South Wales: 1 Project
    • Queensland: 1 Project
    • Victoria: 6 Projects 
       

    SINGLE DWELLING (NEW)

    • Queensland: 2 Projects
    • South Australia: 1 Project
    • Tasmania: 1 Project
    • Victoria: 4 Projects 

    SMALL COMMERCIAL

    • New South Wales:  1 Project
    • Victoria: 3 Projects 
    • Western Australia: 1 Project
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