The project is innovative in that smart cities technology can be introduced into spaces where there are visual aesthetics and heritage sensitivities.
This was a unique project in that the Trust was willing to lead globally with a vision of a connected garden with the upgrade of lamp posts as multi-function smart nodes.
The judging panel commented, “The smart nodes, the approach and detail of this project is excellent. Consultation was undertaken with key stakeholders and the outcome was generally positive for such a sensitive site. The project is innovative in that smart cities technology can be introduced into spaces where there are visual aesthetics and heritage sensitivities.”
Telopea Urban Renewal Master Planning Project
Best Planning Ideas – Large Project
Judges commended Carlos Frias and team on this project stating, “The Telopea project was the first communities plus project to pave the way. It is integrated with the light rail and its viability has been tested. It is a positive outcome for affordable and social housing.
The Telopea master plan sets a new standard for master planning projects of social housing estates in NSW. The Greater Sydney Commission has stated that Telopea is a “unique way of looking at housing mix and one that shows a way forward for future projects” and the judging panel agree with this.
The Telopea project is an example of design led planning shaping urban renewal. It leverages government investment in transport and infrastructure delivering further public benefits.”