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This award is for a master planned community.

Eligible entrants were master planned communities that have been completed in the previous five years, had been operating for at least one year as at 31 December 2013 and had not previously won the award. Also where the development is multi staged the entrant may nominate a completed stage and will be awarded on the basis of the completed stage only.

The entrant may also enter further stages as they are completed in future awards but will only be recognised for those nominated stages not previous ones.

RPS Award for Best Master Planned Community Finalists (4 finalists)

Name of Development State Owner Nominator
Bonner Residential Estate ACT
Land Development Agency
Land Development Agency
Suburb of Crace
Crace Joint Venture
CIC Australia Limited
Lend Lease (Investments)
Lend Lease


RPS offers clients an ‘end to end’ capability with the expertise and systems to assist in the design and development of urban growth projects from concept to completion. 

Suburb of Crace (ACT)
Owned by Crace Joint Venture and nominated by CIC Australia Limited

From its inception, Crace set out to challenge people’s perceptions of what a new suburb could be. Its masterplan combined a vibrant high density urban core with a surrounding tranquil suburban precinct.

Crace offers the highest levels of community, sustainability and amenity, with shopping, childcare, a community garden, medical facilities and 23 hectares of parks within the suburb. The HIA awarded the suburb GreenSmart® accreditation, in recognition of the many sustainability initiatives, including leading-edge water sensitive urban design.