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Aqualand Award for Best Residential Development

This award recognises and publicly rewards excellence in the development of, and efficient use of capital, in a high quality new or refurbished residential building.

Eligible entrants will be projects, developments or refurbishments that have been completed by 31 December 2022 (completed in the past 5 years) and have been operating for at least one year as at 31 December 2023 and have not previously won the award.

The award is open to members of the Property Council of Australia only. The nominator or owner of the entry must be the member.

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2024 Finalists

38 Albermarle Street - VIC

Nominated by Assemble

Owned by Assemble

38 Albermarle Street is a high quality, well-connected multi-residential project in the evolving inner-west suburb of Kensington, and Assemble’s pilot purchase pathway project. Residents living in 73 high-quality, well-connected homes are supported with set rental and purchase pricing, bulk-buying initiatives, and money coaching while on their journey to home ownership.

Anden - NSW

Nominated by MHN Design Union & Central Element

Owned by Central Element

A collaboration between Central Element property developers, MHNDU architects, Dangar Barin Smith landscaping and Lawless and Meyerson interiors, Anden, Coogee is an apartment block of fifteen residences which presents a biophilic offering to Sydney’s coastal property market. Completed in February 2023, the building respects both the environment and local heritage.

Cowper Residences - VIC

Nominated by ClarkeHopkinsClarke

Owned by Avic Group

Cowper Residences transforms a Footscray caryard into a community-focused exemplar of low-impact living and density done well. High-quality residential precincts of varied scales reflect local character with robust, long-lasting materiality. Flexible apartments, townhouses, SOHOs and retail tenancies link diverse residents to lush gardens, social spaces, and exceptional surrounding amenity.

Escala NewQuay - VIC

Nominated by MAB Corporation

Owned by MAB Corporation

Escala NewQuay epitomises excellence with its visionary design and innovative living spaces. Crafted by Melbourne's Six Degrees architects, Escala's unique and varied façades pay homage to the city's heritage. With pioneering loft apartments and ingenious light optimisation, Escala redefines urban living, setting the standard for metropolitan sophistication.

Fairwater - NSW

Nominated by Frasers Property Australia

Owned by Frasers Property Australia

Fairwater is a connected, sustainable 38HA residential neighbourhood, in Blacktown. With over 800 dwellings, Fairwater is one of Australia’s most progressive and sustainable communities demonstrating design excellence founded on principles to deliver ‘the missing middle’ needed in today’s housing market, achieving a better balance between housing-density, open space and amenity.

Kira - NSW

Nominated by Hyecorp

Owned by Hyecorp Property Group

Kira set new price records and offered an industry first with purchasers having the unique opportunity of fully customising their apartments. All Kira apartments offered smart home technology with residents enjoying a spectacular rooftop entertaining area with cinema, BBQ kitchen, dining and lounge area, children’s playground and Zen garden.

ONE Subiaco - WA

Nominated by Blackburne

Owned by Blackburne

Introducing ONE Subiaco by Blackburne: a landmark development with 236 luxury apartments, setting a new standard for urban living in Subiaco. Offering resort-style amenities and elegant designs, it's at the heart of the area's revitalisation, providing residents with a vibrant lifestyle and convenient access to retail and dining options.

Pace of Blackburn -VIC

Nominated by Pace Development Group

Owned by Pace Development Group

Modern family living is all about convenience and Pace of Blackburn delivers it in spades - taking apartment living to new heights with elevated amenities and services. The project is a true representation of a mixed-use development with a sprawling retail precinct on the ground floor.

Serenity Green - QLD

Nominated by Keylin Group

Owned by Keylin and Kinstone JV Partners

Serenity Green is a gated community of 60 architecturally designed townhomes on the northern Gold Coast. Surrounded by a significant conservation area, and the first medium-density release of the master planned Serenity 4212 community, Serenity Green sold out within six months and achieved strong returns, despite unprecedented construction sector challenges.

The Foundry - NSW

Nominated by Coronation Property 

Owned by Coronation Property

The Foundry is the final piece of the award-winning Paper Mill Precinct. Designed by SJB, the high-rise residences and groundfloor laneway apartments have been thoughtfully curated to celebrate riverfront living. Fusing spacious apartments, rooftop amenity and water views, The Foundry delivers a new generation of premium living in Western Sydney.

The Hoxton - NSW

Nominated by ALAND

Owned by ALAND

The Hoxton is one of Liverpool CBD’s most significant residential developments, with construction completed in November 2022. The landmark project comprises 303 residential apartments set across three buildings including a 32-storey tower, sitting at just under 100 metres high, making it one of the tallest buildings in Liverpool.

2023 Winner

The Standard by Aria (QLD)

The Standard by Aria is a flagship development that transforms transcends traditional Brisbane apartment living via an iconic tower focusing on innovative and world class features.

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