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Place Leaders Asia Pacific is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2019 Place Leaders Asia Pacific Awards.

Photo: 2019 Place Leaders Asia Pacific Awards Evening. 28th November 2019. Photography by Andrew Sikorski


Sandy Burgoyne (Jury Chair), Non-executive Director, Policy and Research principal , National Growth Areas Alliance, Smart Urbanism Lab, University of Sydney.

Ethan Kent, Senior Fellow, Projects For Public Spaces, Co-Director PlacemakingX

Geoffrey London, Professor of Architecture at The University of Western

Australia, Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne, and Adjunct

Professor at Monash University. He previously held the positions of Victorian

Government Architect (2008-14) and Western Australian Government Architect



WINNER: Joint Award to Riverview Projects ( ACT), Suburban Land Authority, and RobertsDay,  for  Exemplary Leadership in Ginninderry Master Planning

The project exemplifies the results of visionary leadership and collaboration to deliver community-based master planning which preserves the cultural and ecological heritage of place. The combination of a unique private/ public partnership committed to deliver for the community over the long term, coupled with exemplary master planning anchored in the unique culture of the place was a winning formulae.

Photos: (1) by ©GinninderyJV, turf trials (2) by Riverview Project, Education and training.


WINNER: Place Agency & The University of Melbourne for Place Agency

The Jury recognises the significant contribution of the Place Agency in building the capacity of new urbanists in the field of placemaking with a world-first tertiary national placemaking program.

Photos: (1) by Ammon Beyerle, Ballarat Placemaking studio, (2) by Place Agency, Kinglake project, healing from catastrophe through placemaking. Student exhibition during Place Week.


WINNER: Town Teams Movement for The Town Team Model of Governance

With over 40 Town Teams around Australia, the governance model provides a philosophy and framework which enables citizens to co-create places and contribute to making resilient, sustainable and connected places for people.

Photos: by Town Teams Movement (1) Vic Park Summer Street Party 2018 (2) Monday Night Markets organsied by Inglewood on Beaufort.

PLACE GOVERNANCE COMMENDATION: Central Geelong Marketing for Special Rate Scheme – City of Geelong

The Central Geelong Marketing scheme has showcased an innovative governance model to fund and deliver place outcomes, which support safety and sense of belonging for workers, visitors and residents of Central Geelong and has gained the continued support of stakeholders and the community. The Jury acknowledged the longevity of the scheme and measurable outcomes that it has achieved.

Photos: (1) by St