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Media Release - Inaugural awards celebrate design excellence

Council is thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Knox Design and Development Excellence Awards that were presented at this week’s Council Meeting.

These awards celebrate excellence in the design and development of Knox’s built environment, encouraging not only attractive designs, but also buildings and landscaping that really consider the needs and wellbeing of the people who will live, work and play there in years to come.

Judges took into account the functionality of buildings, outdoor spaces and garden areas, demonstration of environmentally sensitive design principles, and how well the designs complemented or enhanced the surrounding area.

The 2019 awards went to:

  • Local Living, Award of Excellence - Costas Constructions
  • Industrial Commercial and Institutional, Award of Excellence - Peter Ryan Architects with OCULUS Landscape Architectural and Urban Design.

The Knox Award winner is an exemplar project, selected from the winners of all the categories. For its inaugural Design and Development Excellence Awards, this year The Knox Award went to Peter Ryan Architects with OCULUS Landscape Architectural and Urban Design for Caribbean Park (Stage 2), 40-44 Lakeview Drive, Scoresby.

Commendations were presented to:

  • Local Living, Commendation - Dovetail Designs
  • Activity Areas, Commendation - Peter Brown Architects
  • Activity Areas, Commendation - iWolff
  • Landscape, Commendation - Agency of Sculpture.

Details and photos of the award winning designs can be found at

Quotes attributable to Mayor, Cr Jake Keogh:

  • One of the key goals in Council’s Community and Council Plan is protecting and enhancing Knox’s local character through the design and location of urban development and infrastructure.
  • Council is committed to working with the community and industry to encourage the best design and development outcomes across the municipality and these awards, which recognise excellence in design, are one part of that.
  • Congratulations to all the designers who were part of these inaugural awards. It is fantastic to see the great work you are doing in our community and the high standards that are being set.

Issued: Friday 26 July 2019
Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021

Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021 Reference:

Goal 1. We value our natural and built environment

Strategy 1.3 - Ensure the Knox local character is protected and enhanced through the design and location of urban development and infrastructure.

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