Best NSW Landscapes Celebrated in Landscape Architecture Awards
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW 2022 Awards have been announced. The awards celebrated 38 exemplary projects of all scales from across the state, including green infrastructure, public open spaces, play, health, education and tourism spaces, and gardens.
AILA NSW Awards Jury Chair Andrew Turnbull says the awards highlight how vital Landscape Architects are to designing resilient and healthy communities.
“The awards highlight the diversity of projects and the positive contribution Landscape Architects make to empowering, planning and designing communities for residents and visitors alike,” Andrew says.
“At the core of all awarded projects is a focus on creating community and climate resilience for the health and happiness of our people.
“The award nominations highlight the investment in NSW regional townships to celebrate their culture, heritage and natural beauty for the benefit of their residents and domestic tourism. This is an inter-generational investment, which will see regions through their future.
“The awards also show that even through natural disasters and Covid, there’s a renewed appreciation of public and outdoor spaces, whether for recreation, improved mental health or socialisation.”
Celebrated projects and research included the NSW Urban Tree Canopy targets and controls plan through to the Albury Skate and Active Recreation Precinct and Byron Bay Bus Interchange.
The winners were selected from a record number of 91 entries across 15 categories and were announced at an event in Sydney on 9 June. Winners at the State Awards level proceed to the National Landscape Architecture Awards program held later this year.