Innovation & Excellence Awards Website 2015

This award recognises excellence in a new or refurbished public building.

A public building is a building used for public visitation or occupied for the delivery of services to the community (whether or not it is owned by government) such as (but not limited to) healthcare, education, community facilities, sporting facilities, public infrastructure, art gallery or museum.

Eligible entrants are developments or refurbishments that have been completed in the previous five years, have been operating for at least one year as at 31 December 2014 and have not previously won the award. The award is open to members of the Property Council of Australia only.

Woods Bagot Award for Best Public Building (8 finalists)

Name of Development State Owner Nominator
Dandenong Civic Centre VIC City of Greater Dandenong City of Greater Dandenong
Gold Coast University Hospital QLD Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service Lend Lease and Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Newcastle Museum Redevelopment NSW City of Newcastle ISIS Group Australia
Perth Arena WA VenuesWest WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Rathdowne Place VIC Australian Unity Australian Unity Retirement Living Services
Sustainable Industries Education Centre (SIEC or Tonsley TAFE) SA Department for State Development WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff & TAFE SA
Sydney Adventist Hospital Multi-Deck Carpark NSW Sydney Adventist Hospital MBMO Architects
University of Sydney Fisher Library NSW University of Sydney ISIS Group Australia



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Perth Arena (WA)
Owned by VenuesWest and nominated by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

One of Australia’s most complex and technically-challenging construction projects, the 15,500 seat Perth Arena breaks new ground for developments of its size and scope.  Combining breath-taking design and world-leading technology – including one of the nation’s largest roof-mounted solar panel arrays – the Perth Arena has secured a place as a dynamic, exciting place for people.