2020 Core Values Awards

The Core Values Awards build awareness, contribute to the practice and be recognised for excellence in public participation.

Core Values Awards Finalists 

The finalists for the 2020 Core Values Awards have been announced!

Firstly, we would like to say thank you to all those that entered this awards this year, our judges had a tough time selecting our finalists.

This year’s Core Values Awards winners will be announced in October or November 2020 at a gala virtual Awards Ceremony. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon.

Congratulations to our finalists:

Submission Organisation
A fresh start for engagement Central Coast Council
City of South Perth: Connect South City of South Perth
Planning for 2050 City of Sydney
The Spit Master Plan: from conflict to consensus Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Articulous, Gold Coast Waterways Authority, City of Gold Coast, Deicke Richards and John Gaskell Planning Consultants.
Golden Ball Bridge – North East Victoria Department of Transport (Regional Roads Victoria)
Nature’s Best, Let’s Plan The Rest District Council of Yankalilla
Community Engagement in Australian Local Government: The Practice and its Pressures Institute for Public Policy and Governance: University of Technology Sydney
Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade: a new entry statement to Brisbane Lendlease Engineering and Brisbane City Council
The Apprentices Research Project MATES in Construction Queensland
Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention
Next Generation Engagement at Melbourne Water Melbourne Water
Protect. Create. Live Northern Beaches Environment & Climate Change Strategy 2040 Northern Beaches Council
Rethink CTP Online Citizens’ Jury RACQ and democracyCo
Climate Action Plan/Summit Shire of Augusta  Margaret River
Climate Action Augusta Margaret River
Elton Consulting
The Great Ocean Road: caring for a community icon The Department of Transport (Regional Roads Victoria)
Sydney Olympic Park Disability Inclusion Engagement – Development and Implementation of Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2019-22 Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Involving community in the design of the Princes Highway upgrade in the face of bushfire and COVID-19 crises Transport for NSW


Core Values Awards Ceremony – save the date!

Celebrate the Best in Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Get ready to cheer, applaud and learn from the best in engagement at the 2020 IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards Celebration.                                                        

Save the date: Tuesday, 17 November from 6:00pm to 7:00pm-ish, AEDT.

As you know, this is not a “normal” year, so our usual in-person gala has been re-imagined as a Virtual Celebration. We are fine-tuning all the details, however we can share it will be a virtual ceremony which aims to be fun, dynamic, celebratory and all will be welcome to join us either from home –  or perhaps with your colleagues to view together.

To make the most of this celebration, we encourage everyone to dress up in their finery, order in a splendid spread and pop the champagne.

Stay tuned as we come back to you with all the details on how to participate. We hope to see you on the 17th!

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Core Values Awards Entry Information – Entries have now closed

The 2020 IAP2 Core Values Awards program has now closed for entries.

IAP2 Australasia’s premier Core Values Awards recognise and encourage projects and organisations that are at the forefront of public participation. The awards were created to encourage excellence, quality and innovation in public participation.

In 2020, IAP2 Australasia and IAP2 International is offering three major awards:

  • Project of the Year
  • Organisation of the Year
  • Research Project of the Year

IAP2 Australasia will also award eight Project Category Awards, from which the winner of Project of the Year will be chosen:

  • Planning
  • Infrastructure (Planning and Design)
  • Infrastructure (Construction)
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Disaster and Emergency Services
  • Community Development
  • Indigenous

In addition, there will also be three special awards:

  • Smart Budget
  • Advocating for Engagement
  • Judges’ Encouragement Award

The closing date for applications for the 2020 Awards has now closed.

Review the 2020 Core Values Awards Entry Kit.

Access the SM Apply submission system here(If you submitted an entry in 2019, you may already have an account set up).

You may also find this link to SM Apply FAQs helpful if you are having any difficulty accessing or setting up your SM Apply account.

Winners will be announced in 17 November 2020 at our virtual Awards Ceremony. 

For further information contact us via, info@iap2.org.au

Make sure you sign up for the IAP2 Australasia mailing list for updates on the 2020 Core Values Awards.


Helpful Information

Discover more about the 2019 Winners from around the world here.

 If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email Marketing Manager, Josie at josie@iap2.org.au.