2021 Core Values Awards

The IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards build awareness, contribute to the practice and recognise excellence in public participation and community engagement.

2021 Entry Information

The entry kit for the 2021 Core Values Awards will be available in February 2021.

Make sure you sign up for the IAP2 Australasia mailing list for notification of when the entry kit is available.

Helpful Information

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

 If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email us at info@iap2.org.au


Words from winners

Brisbane City Council and Articulous / Sean Cullen, Manager, Neighbourhood Planning and Urban Renewal, Brisbane City Council

“Plan your Brisbane was an innovative community engagement program about the future of Brisbane and how the city will accommodate 386,000 more residents by 2041. Involving more than 277,000 interactions and generating more than 100,000 contributions it was the largest planning engagement exercise conducted by a local government in Australia. Plan your Brisbane generated more than 15,000 ideas by everyone from primary school students to senior residents.

Brisbane City Council has a longstanding history of engagement with the community and IAP2 is a key foundation of Council’s engagement planning and delivery. Winning three IAP2 awards including Planning, Australasian and International Project of the Year is a great honour amongst a high-quality field of award entries. It is extremely pleasing that the judges drew particular attention to the breadth and depth of engagement achieved through Plan your Brisbane, as a model for others. The engagement allowed Council to understand the community’s views with respect to key issues including housing supply and choice, liveability, transport and greenspace. Importantly, the community engagement has created a legacy of community-driven ideas about how to plan for the future and informed Brisbane’s Future Blueprint to help ensure our city thrives as a friendly and liveable place for future generations.

Brisbane City Council would like to thank IAP2 for this recognition, the energetic participation of the Brisbane community, and the dedication and creativity of Council’s project team, Articulous and JSA, who helped shape and deliver a very successful engagement program. Congratulations to all involved!”

Nepean Hospital Redevelopment Team

“Winning the Award for Infrastructure – Planning and Design for Nepean Redevelopment Stage 1 has been a great motivator for our project team as we head into the planning and design phase for Stage 2. It has also reassured us that we are on the right track when it comes to meaningful and effective community engagement. In 2020, the recognition we received at the IAP2 awards will help us break down some of the traditional boundaries around early and regular community participation in the hospital design and planning process. I am also hoping it will give us a mandate to try new methods of engagement across all our health projects.”

Amanda Newbery, Articulous

“Winning 4 awards in 2019, including the IAP2 project of the Year awards for Australasia and International was an incredible honour. The awards recognise the power of tailoring a mix of methods to different challenges and communities.

It recognised the possibility of engaging large audiences of up to 1 in 5 households in a city, and doing that through a mix of deep dive work, creative expression and gamification. It also recognises the importance of undertaking engagement that leads to genuine decisions thanks to the commitment of our client decision-makers who genuinely want to understand and respect their community members.

Most importantly the awards recognises the passion and dedication of our staff. They’re both brave and collaborative with our clients.”

Tracey Wilson, Working Visions

“As a boutique consultancy, based in far north Queensland, winning a Core Value Award allowed Working Visions the chance showcase authentic and culturally appropriate Indigenous engagement. As the Dengue Out Program – Wolbachia project -was a collaboration across four organisations and the entire community of the Northern Peninsula Area, the Award also provided the opportunity to highlight the work of our partners.  It also provided cumulative recognition of our regional engagement work over many years.”

Lauren Harding, GHD and Jo Anne Rey, Dharug Strategic Management Group Director

“Winning this award has allowed us to not only share what the Blacktown Native Institution site means to the Dharug people, but to share what it took to finally hand the land back – commitment, determination, being flexible, and most of all several years of building trusting relationships.”