Innovation & Excellence Awards Website

This award recognises significant innovation and excellence of a local, state or federal government department or authority in its dealings with the property investment and development industries.

Eligible entrants were developments or refurbishments that had been completed in the previous five years, have been operating for at least one year as at 31 December 2013 and have not previously won the award.

ISPT Award for Government Leadership Finalists (2 finalists)

Name of Project State Nominator
Glen Eira City Council - Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC)
Glen Eira City Council
Townsville City Council - Planning and Development Reform Strategy
Townsville City Council


ISPT is one of Australia's largest unlisted property fund managers and has over $9.7 billion of funds under management. ISPT is a long term investor who owns and creates high quality office, retail, industrial and development properties. Founded in 1994 by four leading industry superannuation funds, ISPT has grown to be owned by 21 superannuation funds and like-minded organisations. ISPT invests the retirement savings of more than 50% of Australian workers in property.

Glen Eira City Council - Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (VIC)
Nominated by Glen Eira City Council

Glen Eira City Council successfully delivered the largest Local Government run sports and aquatic facility in Australia. Through innovative project management, technological research and design, the Council created a first class Centre which is a one stop shop for aquatics, leisure water play and exercise.

Architecturally unique and incorporating cutting edge ESD technologies, GESAC provides a modern, exciting location for leisure, recreation and well being opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, all year round.