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Awards and Accolades

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South Australian Tourism Awards 2017 - International Ready

We’re proud to announce that the City of Adelaide’s Welcome China Project won the award for ‘International Ready’ at the 2017 South Australian Tourism Awards.

The ‘International Ready’ award recognises organisations delivering outstanding tourism products or services to international markets with an understanding of the international visitor and international markets. 

Social Innovation Award 2017

Australia's Good Design Awards are one of the longest standing and most prestigious design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958.

Managed by Good Design Australia, Australia's Good Design Awards proudly promotes the very best in design, innovation and creativity at a national and international level. From a credible, trusted independent platform, the Good Design Awards showcase superior examples of good design across a broad range of industries and design disciplines.

This year Council's Social Ventures Incubator won the Social Innovation category Award. 

Presentation of the Award will be on 8th June.

South Australian Management Challenge Award 2017

Local Government Professionals Australia holds an annual Management Challenge where participants battle it out at Morphettville Racecourse. Council teams push themselves out of their confort zones to achieve the purpose of learning and growth.

On Wednesday 15 March, a group of six individuals from across Council competed in the 2017 LG Professionals Management Challenge.

Lok Chiu, Kate Eichner, Leandro Lopez Digon, Paul Heairfield, Katherine Harris and Lauren Schliebs took part in a series of challenge tasks as team ‘Six in the City’ alongside 14 other councils in a bid to take out the title of Management Challenge Champions.

The group were extremely impressive on the day, completing a presentation pitch to take a delegation to India to improve economic development, designing a new community centre, arguing rate rises at a mock Council, writing reports on local event viability, undertaking performance coaching with a ‘disgruntled employee’, conducting risk assessment and more. The Sixinthecity team were successful in winning the South Australian Challenge, and will now travel to Hobart on the 22nd of May to compete at the Australasian Challenge.

Excellence in Cross Council Collaboration Award 2017

The Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards Program recognises outstanding achievement and innovation in local government. 

The overall aim of the Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards is to:

  • Raise the standard and quality of local government leadership and management across local government in South Australia.
  • Raise the profile of local government professionals
  • Recognise excellence demonstrated by local government professionals
  • Facilitate connections and sharing across local government

This year Brown Hill Keswick Creek won the inaugural Excellence in Cross Council Collaboration award.

Excellence in Local Economic Development Award 2017

The Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards Program recognises outstanding achievement and innovation in local government. 

The overall aim of the Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards is to:

Raise the standard and quality of local government leadership and management across local government in South Australia.
Raise the profile of local government professionals
Recognise excellence demonstrated by local government professionals
Facilitate connections and sharing across local government

Council's 'Welcome China'  Project won the 2017 Excellence in Local Economic Development award. 

Major Tourist Attraction Award 2016

The South Australian Tourism Awards are presented by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) and proudly supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission.

Now in its 34th year the Awards celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year.

In 2016 the Adelaide Central Market Authority (ACMA) won SATIC's award for Major Tourist Attraction, Excellent in Food Tourism. This category recognises natural or built tourist attractions that attract amongst the highest visitor numbers during the qualifying period.

Directional & Wayfinding Signage Award 2016

The Australian Signs and Graphics Awards is a highlight sign industry event, held every second year, and it recognizes and rewards sign companies nationally - the Awards signal the wonderful array of talent - modern/digital/traditional - in the industry.

Success at any level is an affirmation of a company's team work, expertise and professionalism.

In 2016 Park Lands Wayfinding won the Directional and Wayfinding Signage award. 

Innovation Award Highly Commended 2016

The Heart Foundation Local Government Awards recognise and showcase councils working to improve heart health through building a sense of community, encouraging people to be physically active, be smoke-free and make healthy food choices.

ADM and Skate Park was highly commended in 2016 for the Innovation Award. 

Future Leaders Award 2016

The AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards provides a key vehicle for the promotion of the achievements and work of landscape architects in Australia.

In 2016, Stephanie Rogers won the Future Leaders Award.

Stephanie is a natural communicator. Her innovative thinking and enthusiasm makes it easy for her to communicate her ideas to others, especially through her outstanding abilities in graphic design.

In addition to her work here at Adelaide City Council, Stephanie has also been a positive advocate in her support for AILA and its bid to increase awareness of the importance of landscape architecture and raising the profile of the profession as a whole.

This is demonstrated by her enthusiastic approach in a leading role as secretary of SAILA Fresh. Part of her work with SAILA Fresh sees her engaging with and educating students and new graduates, as well as networking with fellow graduates.

Great Place Award 2016

 The Planning Institute of Australia awards people and projects from around Australia for outstanding achievements in planning.

In 2016, Adelaide Central Market won the prestigious award for Great Place.

Best Planning Ideas - Large Project Commendation 2016

 The Planning Institute of Australia awards people and projects from around Australia for outstanding achievements in planning.

In 2016, Adelaide Park Lands Management received a Commendation for Best Planning Ideas - Large Project.

The Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy was developed by the Park Lands Strategy team and recently adopted by Council. The Commendation completed a successful fortnight for all those involved in the development of the Strategy (including the Park Lands and Marketing and Communications teams), as the engagement undertaken to inform the development of the Strategy recently won the Integrated Marketing and Communications Award at the Australian Marketing Institute Awards.

Excellence in Age Friendly Communities Award 2016

The Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards Program recognises outstanding achievement and innovation in local government. 

The overall aim of the Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards is to:

  • Raise the standard and quality of local government leadership and management across local government in South Australia.
  • Raise the profile of local government professionals
  • Recognise excellence demonstrated by local government professionals
  • Facilitate connections and sharing across local government

Council's 'Ageing in City Project' won the 2016 Excellence in Age Friendly Communities award. 

Excellence in Asset Management Projects and Practice Award 2016

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is the professional organisation providing member services and advocacy for those involved in and delivering public works and engineering services to the community both in Australia and New Zealand. The evolvement of IPWEA maintains the traditional expertise of local government engineering but by broadening the base of expertise and experience, adds a new dimension to public works professionalism in Australia.

Council's Infrastructure Program and Public Realm Program won IPWEA's Excellence in Asset Management Projects and Practice - Empowering Field Based award in 2016. 

Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2016

The annual Australian Marketing Institute Awards are presented to organisations and marketers who have achieved extraordinary success from innovative and effective marketing practices.

The Awards have evolved over the years in response to new developments in marketing theory and practice to reflect the growing appreciation of the critical role of marketing as the vital source of value creation for a business.

Council's 'Shape the Park Lands' Campain won the Australian Markering Institute's award for Corporate Social Responsibility. 

Council saw an opportunity to create a greater sense of ownership through inclusion and participation with the community from the get go. The varied audience the campaign had to reach formed an Integrated Marketing Communications plan that successfully covered touch points of our audiences.

Integrated Marketing Communications Award 2016

The annual Australian Marketing Institute Awards are presented to organisations and marketers who have achieved extraordinary success from innovative and effective marketing practices.

The Awards have evolved over the years in response to new developments in marketing theory and practice to reflect the growing appreciation of the critical role of marketing as the vital source of value creation for a business.

Council's 'Shape the Parklands' Campaign won the coveted Integrated Marketing Communication award.

Council saw an opportunity to create a greater sense of ownership through inclusion and participation with the community from the get go. The varied audience the campaign had to reach formed an Integrated Marketing Communications plan that successfully covered touch points of our audiences.

For more information click here.

AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards 2016

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) announced the AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards for 2016.

More than eight building and construction professionals have been recognised at this year’s Awards which were attended by leading industry figures at a gala dinner on Friday, 13 May, 2016.

“These awards are the ultimate personal achievement for a professional builder. They recognise the contribution and leadership shown by individuals to the successful completion of a construction project, reinforcing the fact that the success of any building firm can be attributed to those responsible for construction projects”, said Norman Faifer FAIB, AIB’s National President.

Ergo Apartments Stages 2 & 3 received a Certificate of High Commendation in the category of Residential Construction $10 Million to $50 Million.

Affordable Development Award 2016

The Urban Development Institute of Australia's (UDIA) National Awards for Excellence celebrates Australia's contemporary knowledge, skills and innovation in the urban development industry. The awards recognise outstanding achievements of high quality developments

Inner-city development, ‘Ergo’, has won the  coveted national award for ‘Affordable Housing’ project of the year.

The award winning Sturt Street Housing project was developed by City of Adelaide and  Hindmarsh Development Australia and features designs by Hames Sharley.

Lord Mayor, Martin Haese, said this award is a fantastic achievement for all involved.

“Ergo was designed to increase the number and diversity of people living in the city.

“We achieved this goal by marketing the apartments to those homebuyers who would otherwise be locked out of the inner-city property market such as low to moderate income households, which represent 60 per cent of households in South Australia and more than 75 percent of the city workforce.

“City of Adelaide secured Commonwealth Government support through the Housing Affordability Fund and then developed a Shared Equity Scheme managed by HomeStart which resulted in 52 apartments being sold below market value and under the State Government’s affordable housing threshold of $331,000.

“Council also made available 20 affordable rental properties, including one and two bedroom apartments, at 20 per cent below market rent value using the National Rental Affordability Scheme.

“The popularity of Ergo exceeded expectations with the majority of contracts in place within six months of the properties being released and all settling within weeks of construction being completed.

“This is the first time the Property Council of Australia has included the category of ‘Best Affordable Housing’ and we are immensely proud to have won this award,” Martin said.

Market District Great Place Award 2016

The Market District won the ‘Great Place’ Award in the Planning Institute of Australia – SA Awards in November 2016. The District now goes to the National Awards to be announced in early May 2017. 

The Market District achieved the Award as a great place in its own right. In accepting the Award on behalf of Council, David Bailey acknowledged the many people over many years who have made this area iconic. Also acknowledged were the current Council and the Market District Reference Group in guiding the areas future as the area undergoes change. David Bailey was involved in leading engagement that lead to the Our Market District Strategy (adopted by Council in August 2015) and supports the ongoing Market District Reference Group.

‘What better place to go for a wide range of food and recreational experiences than the Central Market.  This project, which extended the Market District to surrounding streets and Victoria Square, has significantly changed this part of Adelaide which already has a high level of recognition and community value.

The project was based on a comprehensive engagement strategy, involving the establishment of a Market District Reference Group representing a diverse range of stakeholders alongside the general public.

The focus on improving experiences of people visiting the locality while enhancing the sustainability of the precinct and operators within it was recognised by the judges as ley elements of the award.

The Market District is an iconic location for anyone living in or visiting Adelaide and through further investment will become a celebration of our State and what it has to offer.’

For more information and to view the commemorative booklet visit: planning.org.au/sa

Outstanding Use of On-Street and Public Space 2016

Adelaide City Council was announced as the winner for the ‘Australian Parking Industry Awards 2016’, under the category for ‘Outstanding Use of On-Street and Public Space’ for our ‘North Adelaide Event Parking’ initiative. This award recognises the efforts in creating a solution for the influx of AFL crowds coming into the City of Adelaide.  

The UPark Team were also Finalists in two categories at the Awards:

Excellence in Technology and Innovation’ –  for the development of a reserved season parking product via a proximity card that was offered to Adelaide and Port Adelaide Club Members and for the digital marketing on the newly developed dedicated AFL page on our website.

Outstanding Marketing and Communications’ – for UPark’s involvement with the Adelaide Fringe by positioning themselves in the market place as convenient, guaranteed and affordable with the marketing messaging ‘Fringe parking. No stress. $7 flat rate night and evenings’, offering multiple products to service Fringe-goers.

For more information about Upark visit: upark.com.au

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