The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of its 2018 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards with 28 projects from cities, coastlines and regions throughout Queensland being crowned winners across 12 categories.

Palmwoods New Town Square on the Sunshine Coast took out the Award of Excellence in Civic Landscape, and the Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Spaces was given to Rockhampton Riverside. Centenary Lakes Nature Play in Cairns won the Award of Excellence for Play Spaces, whilst Tourism Award of Excellence went to the HOTA Outdoor Stage on the Gold Coast.

The Brisbane Airport Strategy Manual took out the Landscape Planning Award of Excellence and the Small Projects Award of Excellence went to Wembley Link Pathway Public Art in Logan. Regional Achievement Awards were taken out by Tamborine Mountain Village Green for Scenic Rim, Rockhampton Riverside for Central Queensland and Oakey Creek Linear Corridor for Darling Downs.

Awards jury chair Amalie Wright said the awards highlight the benefits of landscape architecture right across the state. “Landscape architects work with ‘life outside’, which impacts everyone from all walks for life,” she said. “The awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the very spaces people use and love, whether in their local communities or on their way to work.”

The full list of award winners can be found online.

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