Excellence in planning

Article image - Excellence in planning The team from Randwick City Council accepting the award for Best Planning Ideas Small Project.

Randwick Council in Sydney took home two gongs at the Planning Institute Australia Awards for Excellence held in November.

Randwick Council was awarded Best Planning Ideas for Small Project and Innovation in Development Assessment.

The awards recognise best practice, leadership and achievement in town planning and the planning profession.

“Randwick Council has prided itself on being a leader in planning, and these awards affirm that this is indeed the case,” said Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey. “These two projects utilised the skills and support of staff from many different departments, so I regard this as a win for all of Council.”

Council was awarded the Best Planning Ideas for the Kensington to Kingsford (K2K) International Urban Design Ideas Competition.
Council initiated the K2K Competition to work with the community and the best minds in planning, urban design, sustainability and architecture, to develop an overarching vision and strategy for the two town centres.

Council’s improved online Development Application system won the Innovation in Development Assessment category. Council installed a self-service kiosk in the Customer Service Centre, improved online maps, integrated the online lodgement with Council’s document management system and allowed all stages of lodgement (including payment of fees) to be completed online, with data fed straight into management systems.