UrbanGrowth NSW’s commitment to engagement recognised with two awards
UrbanGrowth NSW’s commitment to engagement recognised with two awards

UrbanGrowth NSW’s commitment to engagement recognised with two awards

UrbanGrowth NSW has been recognised overnight at the IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards Dinner in Adelaide, winning both the Planning Award 2016, and Project of the Year Award 2016 for The Bays Precinct, Sydney.

The awards were given in recognition of UrbanGrowth NSW’s broad reaching public participation program in the development of the Transformation Plan for The Bays Precinct.

“We are tremendously proud to have received these awards, which recognise a whole-of-UrbanGrowth NSW contribution to an innovative and meaningful engagement program,” UrbanGrowth NSW Chief Executive David Pitchford said.

“These awards recognise the commitment, energy and dedication shown by all staff at UrbanGrowth NSW to this city shaping project.

“Our organisation is committed to world class engagement, which is essential to ensuring we are able to deliver the best possible outcomes on behalf of the NSW Government.”

Over a 12 month period, UrbanGrowth NSW led a unique ideas generation and public participation program for people to have their say on the transformation of The Bays Precinct. The program targeted both people and organisations impacted by the transformation, together with those who may benefit in 20 or 30 years.

It included large-scale anchor events focused on generating learnings, ideas and excitement, supported by many smaller activities focused on relationship building with those previously involved in planning and directly impacted by the changes. The program was adapted and improved throughout, with changes and more activities added in response to community feedback.

Over 30,000 people were involved, with almost 4,300 items of feedback or ideas submitted. The feedback and ideas generated directly informed the Transformation Plan and its influence is clearly documented with an ‘Informing the Plan’ document which was published alongside the Plan.

More information on the Awards and categories can be found here: https://www.iap2.org.au/ccms.r?Pageid=6000&tenid=IAP2&DispMode=goto|10174