Hatch brings home four awards and two commendations from the 2022 Planning Institute of Australia Awards in Western Australia
Innovative solutions and sustainable infrastructure recognized
BRISBANE, November 21, 2022 - The annual Planning Institute of Australia (Western Australian Chapter) Awards for Planning Excellence celebrates the yearly achievements in the planning sector—a sector Hatch is proud to approach with a dedication to excellence.
Hatch is pleased to announce that we received two commendations and four awards, including the coveted Minister’s Planning award. Our projects each emphasized innovative leadership in urban planning and infrastructure, the well-being of local communities, a protection of natural environments and connected culture, and the maintenance and promotion of the values and ideals that are central to the organization.
Tim Parker, an urban planner based in our Perth office, received a commendation for Young Planner of the Year for his extensive industry leadership including the Western Australian Young Planners Committee, the Place Leaders Asia Pacific Place Leadership Program, and his lecturing and tutoring for the University of Western Australia’s Urban and Regional Planning program.
A second commendation was awarded for “Making Space for Culture.” The project was developed as a joint initiative across four inner city councils to collaborate with artists and the creative arts industry to identify planning innovations that increase support for artists’ living, working, and performance environment.
Awards were also given to four projects delivered by Hatch.
The South Perth Activity Centre Plan was awarded for its strategic consultation with the local community and development industry to establish an infill growth strategy building on local landscape and built-form character. The strategy achieved stakeholder approval for substantial low-, mid-, and high-rise redevelopment to address urban regeneration population targets.
The Whiteman Park Station Precinct Concept Master Plan—another award-winning project—successfully integrated the city’s largest urban parkland with a new transit-oriented community that will be home to five thousand people. The station precinct will incorporate a new visitors’ arrival point with indigenous gardens, a community marketplace, and event and performance spaces. The new residential community will benefit from these urban parkland amenities and extensive walking and cycling infrastructure, which will connect it to the new multi-mode transit station.
Hatch was also awarded for the Public Benefits Contribution Scheme, which seeks to provide communities with a tool that contributes to community benefits and reach government infill ambitions. The transparency of the project made it possible to engage all essential stakeholders and achieve a profoundly positive impact on the community, earning it the award.
The fourth award was given to a project framework of the South Perth Activity Centre Public Benefits Contribution Scheme, designed to enforce infrastructure in support of the South Perth Activity Centre Plan and its surrounding areas. This framework highlights and hones the value of community benefit, securing this core value across future developments.
These projects each encapsulate the significance of community, natural environment, and honest and transparent communication in urban planning—values that Hatch strives to maintain in all planning, design, and development projects. We are proud to encourage these partnerships and to continue pursuing and achieving sustainable outcomes for our clients.