Congratulations to our 2020 Core Values Awards Winners

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Congratulations to the 2020 IAP2 Core Values Awards Winners

On Tuesday 17 November 2020, IAP2 Australasia held our annual Core Values Awards ceremony. The evening was a little different this year, with finalists tuning in for the celebrations virtually.

Thank you to all our engagers for tuning in and making our award winners feel extra special.

​​​​​​​This year we presented 18 awards across 10 categories.

A special congratulations to Melbourne Water winning Australasia Organisation of the Year for ‘Next Generation Engagement at Melbourne Water.’

Special congratulations also goes to City of Sydney who won the IAP2 Australasia Project of the Year for ‘Planning for 2050’.

In the coming weeks and months, we will hear more from our winners through interviews, case studies and webinars.

To all our entrants a special thank you.

 2020 Winners

Australasian Organisation of the Year 

Winner: Melbourne Water
Project: Next Generation Engagement at Melbourne Water

Highly Commended: Central Coast Council
Project: A fresh start for engagement

Australasian Project of the Year 

Winner: City of Sydney
Project: Planning for 2050

Runner up: Shire of Augusta Margaret River, Climate Action Augusta Margaret River and Elton Consulting
Project: Climate Action Plan/Summit


Winner: Institute for Public Policy and Governance: University of Technology Sydney
Project: Community Engagement in Australian Local Government: The Practice and its Pressures


Winner: City of Sydney
Project: Planning for 2050

First Highly Commended: District Council of Yankalilla
Project: Nature’s Best, Let’s Plan The Rest

Second Highly Commended: Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Articulous, Gold Coast Waterways Authority, City of Gold Coast, Deicke Richards and John Gaskell Planning Consultants.
Project: The Spit Master Plan: from conflict to consensus

Infrastructure (Construction Phase)

Winner: Lendlease Engineering and Brisbane City Council
Project: Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade: a new entry statement to Brisbane

Highly Commended: The Department of Transport (Regional Roads Victoria)
Project: The Great Ocean Road: caring for a community icon

Infrastructure (Planning and Design Phase)

Winner: Transport for NSW
Project: Involving community in the design of the Princes Highway upgrade in the face of bushfire and COVID-19 crises

Highly Commended: City of South Perth
Project: City of South Perth: Connect South


Winner: RACQ and democracyCo
Project: Rethink CTP Online Citizens’ Jury


Winner: Shire of Augusta Margaret River, Climate Action Augusta Margaret River and Elton Consulting
Project: Climate Action Plan/Summit

Highly Commended: Northern Beaches Council
Project: Protect. Create. Live Northern Beaches Environment & Climate Change Strategy 2040

Disaster and Emergency Services

Winner: Department of Transport (Regional Roads Victoria)
Project: Golden Ball Bridge – North East Victoria

Community Development 

Winner: Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Project: Sydney Olympic Park Disability Inclusion Engagement – Development and Implementation of Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2019-22​​​​​

Judges’ Encouragement Award

Winner: MATES in Construction Queensland Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention
Project: The Apprentices Research Project