The Property Council of Australia, together with national awards Principal Sponsor Rider Levett Bucknall is proud to announce Fairfax Media House as the winner of the 2012 Innovation and Excellence Awards, Victorian Development of the Year.
The Innovation and Excellence Awards, showcasing Australia’s finest, celebrates innovation and leading practice within the property development and investment industries.
Fairfax Media House is owned by the Commonwealth Property Office Fund and was nominated by Grocon.
Grocon completed the Media House project in 2009, building a new office for Fairfax in Melbourne over the rail yards opposite Southern Cross Station. The Age newspaper, the Australian Financial Review and 3AW are all housed in the new facility, which also has a sloping garden on to Spencer Street and a ground level cafe.
Media House has achieved a 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built Outcome from the Green Building Council of Australia.
The outstanding number of Victorian finalists proves the state is no doubt above the rest of the nation in contributing innovative developments to the Australian property industry, Victoria Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia Jennifer Cunich says.
"The significant impact Victoria has on the Australian property industry has resoundingly been confirmed with 25 developments and three industry professionals being listed as finalists at the 2012 national property awards," Ms Cunich says.
"It is great to see the continued success of the Victorian property industry and these achievements are to be congratulated at Australia’s most prestigious property awards night."
Head of Rider Levett Bucknall Asia-Pacific region, Mr Mike Kerr, says Victoria continues to set high standards for the rest of Australia to compete with, having such a high number of finalists listed in the nation’s property awards program.
"We are proud to have been associated with the property industry’s unique awards program since its inception in 1982, acknowledging the achievements of the nation’s best developments," Mr Kerr says.
National award winners will be announced at the 2012 Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards Gala Dinner, to be held in Sydney on Saturday, 26 May.
For a full list of finalists please visit www.propertyoz.com.au/awards.
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