Innovation & Excellence Awards Website 2015

This award recognises and rewards innovation and encourages the demonstrated application of sustainability practices that reduce an existing building’s eco footprint.

Eligible entrants are existing developments which are less than 5 years old (or have been occupied for three years since refurbishment) which have a minimum of 12 months of operating data as at 31 December 2014 to demonstrate performance against criteria.

The award is open to members of the Property Council of Australia only and who have not won the award previously. Innovation in your responses should be clearly expressed. 

Award for Best Sustainable Development - Existing Buildings (5 finalists)

Name of Development State Owner Nominator
313 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD F.A. Pidgeon and Son Floth Sustainable Building Consultants
Australia Post Strawberry Hills Base Building Refurbishment NSW Australia Post Norman Disney & Young
Donation and relocation of the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd Visitors' Centre to Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron for its new clubhouse QLD Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd
Sirius ACT Mirvac Property Trust Mirvac Group
Sustainable Industries Education Centre
(SIEC or Tonsley TAFE)
SA Department for State Development WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff & TAFE SA



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Australia Post Strawberry Hills Base Building Refurbishment (NSW)
Owned by Australia Post and nominated by Norman Disney & Young

Australia’s Post Sydney Headquarters at 219 Cleveland Street in Surry Hills was 20 years old and need of an upgrade, when Norman Disney & Young elevated the building’s NABERS Energy rating from 2 to 5 stars, and helped deliver a triple Green Star rating.  Australia Post has transformed a tired office asset into a modern, efficient, attractive space which meets the needs of today’s workers.