Our awards

The outstanding achievements of our team are recognised through a variety of awards for excellence in urban design, residential and commercial development, and for protecting the environment. Our region-shaping projects have been celebrated by the Planning Institute of Australia, the Urban Development Institute of Australia, NSW Premier's Awards, National Trust NSW, Hunter Business Chamber and the Australian Institute of Architects.

Leagues Club Park Gosford

Multi-award winning parkland with accolades including the UDIA Awards for Excellence, and National Trust Heritage Awards.

The Station

The 'Great Place' winner, recognised for planning excellence and heritage by the Planning Institute of Australia, and Australian Institute of Architects.

Mayfield and Kooragang

Steelworks remediation, recognised with a NSW Premier’s Award for Protecting the Environment.

Revitalising Newcastle

Significant urban transformation program celebrated with a NSW Premier's Award for Building a Strong Economy.

 

Project highlights

Leagues Club Park Gosford

A stand-out exemplar of inspirational design, complete with an innovative tidal terrace, interactive Aboriginal design elements, inclusive play equipment, accessible pathways, and quality green space.

In 2021, Leagues Club Park was recognised with several prestigious accolades including an Urban Development Institute of Australia Award for Excellence alongside ADW Johnson and Turf Design.

It was also awarded the Judges Choice and Aboriginal Heritage winner at the National Trust Heritage Awards; was a commended finalist at the Place Leaders Asia Pacific Awards; and a NSW Premier's Award finalist.

The Station

A significant component of the award winning Revitalising Newcastle program at the former city railway precinct, transformed by HCCDC into a vibrant and much-loved community hub.

The revitalised Station offers an open-air landscaped piazza and ground floor activation spaces, now enjoyed by the community for recreation, shopping and pop-up events.

HCCDC's significant heritage restoration works, landscaping and activation initiatives have been recognised with top awards including a NSW 'Great Place' Award for Planning Excellence by the Planning Institute of Australia, and a Newcastle Award for Heritage by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Mayfield and Kooragang Island

HCCDC has been working to rehabilitate two former BHP sites around the Port of Newcastle since the early 2000s. When complete, the project will mark the most significant remediation works in the city's history.

The remediation works will open the potential for re-use of the sites, which includes a 150 hectare former steelworks at Mayfield, and associated 62 hectare waste emplacement facility at Kooragang Island.

Our team developed the remediation methods key to the project, recognised with a NSW Premier's Award in 2016 for Protecting the Environment.

Revitalising Newcastle Program 

The Revitalising Newcastle Program is a $650 million investment  focused on activating the city to attract people, jobs and tourism. 

Coordinated by HCCDC, the Revitalising Newcastle Program was named the Winner of the NSW Premier's Award 2019, for Building a Strong Economy.

HCCDC is working in partnership with Transport for NSW and key stakeholders including the community, local residents, industry and local businesses to shape the revitalisation of the city centre. 

Our awards

  • Social and Community Infrastructure Winner
    Leagues Club Park Gosford

    Urban Development Institute of Australia
    2021 Awards for Excellence

  • 'Great Place' Winner
    The Station, Newcastle

    Planning Institute of Australia, 
    2021 NSW Awards for Planning Excellence

  • Judges Choice Award
    Leagues Club Park Gosford

    National Trust of Australia
    2021 National Trust Heritage Awards
     
  • Aboriginal Heritage Award
    Leagues Club Park Gosford
    National Trust of Australia
    2021 National Trust Heritage Awards
     
  • Well Connected Communities with Quality Local Environments finalist
    Leagues Club Park Gosford
    2021 NSW Premier's Awards

  • Large Scale Place Project Commendation
    Leagues Club Park Gosford

    Place Leaders Asia Pacific
    2021 Place Leaders Asia Pacific Awards

  • Best in Category and Gold Winner (Maintenance Commercial Parklands / Open Spaces)
    Mount Penang Parklands
    The Landscape Association
    2021 Landscape Excellence Awards

  • Building a Strong Economy Award
    Revitalising Newcastle Program

    2019 NSW Premier's Award

  • Gold Winner (Maintenance Commercial Parklands / Open Spaces)
    Mount Penang Parklands
    The Landscape Association
    2019 Landscape Excellence Awards

  • Newcastle Award for Heritage
    The Station, Newcastle

    (EJE Architecture)
    2019 Australian Institute of Architects

  • Newcastle Award for Heritage
    The Newcastle Signal Box

    (EJE Architecture)
    2019 Australian Institute of Architects

  • Protecting the Environment Category
    The remediation of former BHP lands at Mayfield and Kooragang Island

    2016 NSW Premier’s Award