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The 2023 IAP2A Core Values Awards Winners have been Announced

2023 Core Values Awards Finalists

Drum roll please…it’s the moment we have all been waiting for! The winners of the 2023 IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards have been announced.

A big thank you to all of this year’s award entrants, we had some very outstanding entries.

Congratulations to our winners. You have demonstrated leading practice and evidence that IAP2’s seven Core Values are clearly embedded within your organisations.

And, a special mention to our Australasian Organisation of the Year winner, Wannon Water for ‘Share your thoughts. Shape our future – Engaging Wannon.’

Congratulations to our winners!

Australasian Organisation of the Year

Winner: Share Your Thoughts. Shape our Future – Engaging Wannon, submitted by Wannon Water.

Research Award

Winner: Moreton Says: Hearing the Missing Voices, submitted by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Project of the Year

Winner: Brisbane Metro Project – Delivering an Inclusive Public Transport Solution, submitted by Brisbane City Council.


Winner: Citizens’ Assembly on the Next Source of Water for Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, submitted by Watercare Services Ltd Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures.

Highly Commended: Inner Spark, submitted by Brisbane City Council and Articulous.

Highly Commended: Place Naming for a Brand New City – Waraba, submitted by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Infrastructure (Planning and Design) ​​​​​​

Winner: Brisbane Metro Project – Delivering an Inclusive Public Transport Solution, submitted by Brisbane City Council.

Highly Commended: Collaborative, Co-designed and Youth-centred Community Benefit Sharing, submitted by TasNetworks and RPS Group.

Highly Commended: Preston Open Space Advisory Panel: Collaborating with Community, submitted by Level Crossing Removal Project.

Infrastructure (Construction)

Winner: Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade, submitted by Major Road Projects Victoria.

Community Development

Winner: Enabling Public Participation Through the Community Wellbeing Advisory Forum, submitted by Alexandrina Council.

Judges Encouragement: Melrose Park Community Development Project, submitted by BROOKS Community Engagement; PAYCE Consolidated Pty Ltd & Sekisui House Holdings Pty Ltd.


Highly Commended: Heart Safe Communities, Equipping Residents and Communities to be First Responders, submitted by BROOKS Community Engagement and Michael Hughes Foundation.

Highly Commended: TALK ABOUT – Gaining Community Insights to Improve the Primary Care System, submitted by Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.


Winner: He Tohu Huarahi Māori: How Māori Language Champions Changed School Traffic Signs, submitted by Te Mātāwai, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.


Winner: Moreton Bay’s Living Coast Plan, submitted by: Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Highly Commended: Shifting the Dial on Single Use Plastics in NSW, submitted by NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Smart Budget Award: C.Y. O’Connor Beach Erosion Consultation, submitted by City of Cockburn.

The Case Studies are now available on our website, you can read a copy via our Case Study Library.

For all our engagers that attended the Gala Dinner last night, we hope you had a great time celebrating and connecting with your fellow colleagues!

Stay tuned for details on the 2024 Core Values Awards, to be announced early 2024.