Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSOR

URBIS

We have one simple goal – to shape the cities and communities of Australia for a better future.

We collaborate – across our many service areas including planning, design, heritage, policy, valuations, transactions, economics and research, and most importantly with our clients.

Think of Urbis as a creative community of practise experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

We are passionate about adopting a holistic perspective to unlock development potential, achieve sustainable outcomes and places or policies that work, making our cities and communities better. 

GOLD SPONSORS

DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

We are responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government’s infrastructure, transport and regional development policies and programs. This work includes supporting economic growth through improved transport infrastructure, making travel safer and more accessible, and keeping transport secure. We also support regional development and local communities, as well as provide good governance in the territories.

GOLD SPONSORS

The Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE) serves the people of New South Wales by developing well-connected communities, preserving our environment, supporting our industries, and contributing to a strong economy. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

GOLD SPONSORS

RENEWAL SA

Creating a better place for all South Australians

On behalf of the Government of South Australia, Renewal SA is creating a better place for all South Australians by developing accessible, connected and vibrant places where people want to live, work and invest.

To achieve this, we partner and engage with community, industry and organisations to unlock the potential of existing urban areas.

PRINCIPAL NATIONAL AWARDS FOR PLANNING EXCELLENCE SPONSOR

CITY OF ADELAIDE

From the very beginning, Adelaide has been a city designed for the wellbeing of its people front of mind. Reflecting Colonel William Light’s genius of place and plan, the city has a distinct grid like pattern of wide streets and terraces and is hugged by 760 hectares of Park Lands. A ‘city in a park,’ enabling people to live well and in balance with nature and the built form.

VIRTUAL PLATFORM SPONSOR

WALKER

At Walker Corporation we’re proud to be Australia’s largest private, diversified development company. We’ve over 50 years’ experience and have delivered over 1000 projects that span the length and width of Australia, and internationally: in America, Canada, Fiji and Malaysia.

EXCLUSIVE FELLOWS SESSION SPONSOR

HOLMES DYER

Holmes Dyer is a national planning consultancy specialising in creating SCEED communities; communities that are:
· Socially responsible and resilient
· Connected
· Environmentally sustainable
· Economically sustainable; and
· Diverse and designed

BRONZE SPONSOR

PLANNING AND LAND USE SERVICES – ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT

The Attorney General’s Department – together with the State Planning Commission – has recently completed the biggest modernisation of South Australia’s planning system in more than 25 years.

The implementation of the Planning and Design on 19 March 2021 across the entire state was a major milestone for planning and development in South Australia bringing info effect a single source of state-wide planning rules for simpler, clearer and more consistent zoning policy via a modern and sophisticated ePlanning platform.

AWARDS CATEGORY SPONSOR

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is only organisation in Australia dedicated exclusively to housing, homelessness, cities and related urban research.

 

AHURI is currently developing a National Cities Research Program, to sit alongside our established National Housing Research Program, which has delivered internationally-recongised peer-reviewed evidence for housing policy makers for over 20 years. A similarly funded National Cities Research Program will apply the same evidence-informed lens to the critical questions facing Australia about cities and urban policy.

AWARDS CATEGORY SPONSOR

Ranked among the world’s 100 largest architecture practices, Hames Sharley is a leading national design practice with studios in every major Australian city.

 

For over 40 years, Hames Sharley has been responsible for creating some of Australia’s most successful places through the power of design and creativity, diversity of talent and development of employees who passionately cover a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

AWARDS CATEGORY SPONSOR

At Holding Redlich, great law is our starting point. 

Across our offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns we provide a complete range of legal services for clients of all sizes including many of Australia’s largest public and private companies and all levels of government.

We provide solutions tailored to our clients’ needs, underpinned by the very best legal thinking and expert industry knowledge.

But it takes much more than great law to build enduring partnerships – our aim with every client.

AWARDS CATEGORY SPONSOR

Planned Cover offers bespoke insurance broking and risk management solutions nationally. With over 40 years in practice, it is proud to service the insurance and risk management requirements of the majority of Australian construction professionals, including members of the Australian Institute of Architects.

 

AWARDS CATEGORY SPONSOR

Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Queensland Government

 

The Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning is proud to be a category sponsor of the 2021 National Awards for Planning Excellence.

 

Congratulations to all the planners and planning businesses who have been recognised and rewarded for their outstanding efforts and achievements in the planning profession.

AWARDS CATEGORY SPONSOR

We are the State Government’s specialist authority for land use and infrastructure planning in growing urban areas across Victoria. As experts, we use our skills and knowledge to write and draw plans that determine where and how urban growth will occur.

Victoria is experiencing unprecedented growth. Our new citizens need quality places to live and work and it must be done in a planned and coordinated way.

Planning for these new homes and the businesses that will employ the growing population is why the VPA exists.

OFFICIAL CHARITY ORGANISATION

Founded by Ronni Kahn AO in 2004 after noticing the huge volume of food going to waste, OzHarvest quickly grew to become Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. Food is at our core, saving surplus food from ending up in landfill and delivering it to charities that help feed people in need. We are committed to halving food waste by 2030, inspiring and influencing others to do the same, and transforming lives through education.

IN LIEU OF SPEAKER GIFTS,

WE HAVE MADE A DONATION TO OUR OFFICIAL CHARITY ORGANISATION OZHARVEST.

THANK YOU TO ALL DELEGATES OF PLANNING CONGRESS 2020

WHO HAVE DONATED THEIR ROLLOVER CREDITS TO OZHARVEST.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.