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State Development of the Year

What is the State/Territory Development of the Year Award?

By entering the National Innovation & Excellence Awards, development project finalists are automatically considered for the Rider Levett Bucknall State/Territory Development of the Year.


The development will be judged against all other developments in that state/territory and not based on the category entered into the National Awards. Judging for both National and the State Development of the Year Award takes place simultaneously with projects across all development categories judged against one another in each State.

Congratulations to the 2020 State Development of the Year Winners

NSW State Development of the Year
Investa's Barrack Place
Nominated by Investa and owned by Oxford Properties
Investa’s Barrack Place sets a new benchmark for office developments in Sydney. Located at 151 Clarence Street, the 23-story tower boasts smart technology, innovative sustainability features and a truly vibrant retail precinct. Fully leased at completion, this 6-Star Green Star rated building is especially designed for tenant health and well-being.
QLD State Development of the Year
Oxley + Stirling Residences
Owned and nominated by Aria Property Group
Oxley and Stirling Residences is Aria Property Group’s flagship development that redefines residential living within Australia, through the delivery of striking architectural features, high quality apartment finishes, world class rooftop amenities and concierge style onsite management.
WA State Development of the Year
The Cove
Owned and nominated by Blackburne
Nestled sensitively into the Cove hillside, The Cove was conceived for downsizers wanting high-end apartments with minimal ongoing costs. Blackburne avoided the higher strata fees that come with on-site facilities like pools and gyms, creating luxurious contemporary apartments able to take full advantage of their rich local lifestyle.
VIC State Development of the Year
Collins Square
Owned and nominated by the Walker Corporation
The $3 billion Collins Square, the largest commercial office development in Australia, seamlessly integrates commercial office space with a retail podium over an entire city block. It is home to some of the country's largest businesses including The Commonwealth Bank, MLC, Transurban, KPMG, Mars Foods, Tabcorp, NBN and Maddocks.
SA State Development of the Year
U City
Nominated by Built, Uniting Communities and Woods Bagot and owned by Uniting Communities
Uniting Communities’ U City development is a truly unique, inclusive and diverse ‘vertical village’ in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. This world-first, radical mixed use development brings together retirement living, specialist short and long stay disability apartments, function centre, commercial, retail and hospitality outlets, and social services suites.
ACT State Development of the Year
Googong North
Nominated and owned by Peet and Mirvac
Innovation and sustainability underpinned the vision which delivered an exceptional amenity for its first residents, including a $292 million Voluntary Planning Agreement; significant upgrades to roads and a $133 million integrated water system to provide recycled water to homes and public areas. Club Googong includes a pool, gym, tennis courts; community centre; three sports fields, two dog parks, eight playgrounds, 15km of bike and walking trails; environmental restoration and conservation areas.