Water in the wetlands

Awards and Achievements

The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan is being recognised for planning and design.

The Master Plan has received the following awards that we share with our consultants, Lat27, DesignFlow, Hydrobiology, Jacobs, Deloitte and University of Queensland Cultural Heritage Unit.


Award of Excellence: 2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards (QLD) - Land Management

2019 AILA Award

“Tasked to transform the Oxley Creek corridor into a green lifestyle and leisure destination, with a focus on clean, green and sustainable outcomes, the landscape architects have demonstrated that through the implementation of best practice strategies for the restoration, conservation or management of significant landscapes, tangible physical outcomes can be achieved. The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan (OCTMP) is the first major milestone, seeing the landscape architects lead and translate ambition into strategies and initiatives in order to unlock the corridor’s potential. Through design lead land management solutions, the landscape architects have delivered a masterplan that demonstrates a commitment towards building social capital, securing economic resilience and driving environmental conservation initiatives, which will guide the transformation of the corridor over the next 20 years. The awards jury commends the landscape architects for their role in leading this technical project, for the abundant community and key stakeholder engagement undertaken; and for positioning the OCTMP’s foundation on conservation, education, accessibility, inclusivity and respect for heritage, Setting it apart as a community and recreation asset of the highest quality and value.”

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Winner: 2019 Planning Institute of Australia National Awards - Best Planning Ideas – Large Project

2018 PIA Award

“The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan, recipient of our Best Planning Ideas – Large Project award, is comprehensive long-term plan to restore the wildlife habitats of Oxley Creek, from its mouth at the Brisbane River to Larapinta, to improve water and flood resilience and turn the corridor into a world-class green lifestyle and leisure destination. Our judges said it is “an outstanding planning document that clearly exemplifies a large scale project ... demonstrating originality, innovation, transferability and excellent engagement”. The Project team of Lat27, Oxley Creek Transformation Pty Ltd, Jacobs, Deloitte, DesignFlow, Hydrobiology, and the University of Queensland’s Cultural Heritage Unit has delivered a tangible waterway catchment revitalisation project from what was just an outline of a plan. The clarity of the finished plan and its implementation sets this project above and beyond expectations, said our judges. They were also impressed with its revenue-generating potential, saying it was a blueprint for waterway regeneration to ensure viable outcomes. ”

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Winner: 2018 Planning Institute of Australia (Qld) Awards - Best Planning Ideas – Large Project

2018 PIA Award

“The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan is an outstanding planning document that clearly exemplifies a large scale project. The panel felt that the project demonstrated originality, innovation, transferability and excellent engagement. This project acknowledges a clear distinction in areas that are included in the master plan which speaks to its transferability and innovation. Building on the hard work and commitment of waterway catchment groups, local councils, state and federal governments, this project has taken the master plan from just a plan to a tangible waterway catchment revitalisation project. The clarity provided in the master plan on the project and implementation steps sets this project above and beyond expectations with a 20 year delivery timeline and revenue generating delivery model.”

Find out more about the Qld PIA Awards.


Commendation: 2019 Office of Queensland Government, Minister’s Award for Urban Design

Qld Ministers Award

“The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan is an important and ambitious vision that is set to revitalise approximately 20 kilometres of the Oxley Creek corridor into a leading greenspace, lifestyle and leisure destination with a focus on sustainability. The project, facilitated by Oxley Creek Transformation Pty Ltd as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brisbane City Council, establishes a comprehensive framework for the long-term revitalisation of a major regional waterway. The project creates a significant new recreation asset while enhancing essential biodiversity values, natural waterway processes and regional habitat corridors.

The Jury recognises the important role these urban creek corridors play in providing much needed environmental and recreational assets for our expanding city.. In particular, the ability for such spaces to provide a ‘natural sanctuary’ or ‘area of respite’ that can re-energise both the physical and mental wellbeing of its residents.

The Jury noted the innovative governance model that is likely to set a new benchmark in the revitalisation, management and maintenance of urban waterways. Led by a Board of Directors, supported by Brisbane City Council and delivered through multiple community, commercial and governmental partnerships, the Jury commends Oxley Creek Transformation in leading by example, establishing a culture of collaboration and valuing design excellence. The Jury eagerly awaits the transition of this exciting and bold vision into a world class asset for Brisbane.”

Find out more about the Qld Minister’s Awards for Urban Design.

 


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