Best Masterplanned Community Development award goes to PAYCE's Washington Park.
- PAYCE HEad Office, Sydney NSW. Bill Smith PAYCE Head Office 2016-07-29
Washington Park – a model for the future of urban renewal.
Washington Park is currently one of the largest urban renewal projects undertaken by the NSW Government and is widely recognised as a model for the future.
Washington Park is a public-private partnership between property development and investment company, PAYCE and the NSW Government's Land and Housing Corporation.
Washington Park in Riverwood North has won Best Masterplanned Community Development in this year's Urban Taskforce Development Awards announced at the Four Seasons, Sydney this week (27 July 2016).
The development is a 3.5 hectare integrated urban renewal project comprising approximately 675 modern, architecturally designed apartments, of which 150 are new social housing dwellings. In addition, the community common facilities include new public library, café, retail shops and community hub.
Washington Park a showcase of masterplanned urban renewal.
PAYCE's Managing Director, Brian Boyd said PAYCE was proud with what had been achieved at Washington Park.
"The project is a showcase for how well-masterplanned urban renewal projects can revitalise an area and how communities can realise their full potential," said Mr Boyd.
"It's been very rewarding to see the community seize the opportunities and we know it will only get better as the thriving community grows in number and strength and get to enjoy their new homes and the surrounding parklands and facilities.
PAYCE support growing communities
Mr Boyd said PAYCE enjoys a wonderful relationship with the community and has facilitated and continues to support a number of community initiatives.
"These initiatives include a local youth jobs program through the Kick Start Café, a range of programs and improvements at Riverwood North Public School, the Riverwood Community Choir and regular community events, such as fairs and multicultural celebrations," remarked Brian Boyd.
"Washington Park is the culmination of all of PAYCE's experience and passion for building cohesive, inclusive communities where people feel safe and comfortable in their surroundings."
"When this stage is completed, Lakeview will house 218 private apartments and three shops, while Trinity will comprise 68 private apartments and Claremont will house 27 social apartments and a new community library and community hub," said Mr Boyd.
Mr Boyd said the latest phase of construction is now well underway following the removal of the sales office and the distribution of much of its landscaping to the local school and community bodies earlier this year.
Washington Parks growing list of Industry Awards.
This latest award for Washington Park adds to a growing list of industry awards that includes 2015 Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW) Excellence for Masterplanned Development Award, 2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW) Excellence in Urban Renewal Award and 2014 Sydney Design Best Urban Design Award.
Chris Johnson, CEO Urban Taskforce said this year's Development Excellence Awards were at a very high standard with new apartments featuring in many categories.
"Washington Park was a very worthy winner of the Masterplanned Community Development category," he said.
"PAYCE has developed an amazing project in Riverwood that incorporates social and private housing which architecturally are of the same quality and appearance.
"The rebuilt community of social tenants along with their new neighbours live in a beautifully landscaped environment with community facilities," he said.
"While the project wins an award in its own right as a project, Washington Park must also be acknowledged as the initiator of a series of renewal projects and is widely recognized in the industry as a model of future Urban Renewal and what can be achieved by cooperative undertakings.
Founded in 1978, PAYCE has many years of experience in using a process of urban renewal and innovation to design and create communities which are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The company has built up a reputation for building properties which integrate retail, residential and commercial developments within one area, transforming the way people use spaces to interact with the environment and each other. PAYCE is 100% committed to social equity and demonstrates this by providing sponsorship and other resources to industry initiatives, awards and local community groups.
- Brian Boyd – Managing Director of PAYCE Consolidated Limited Sydney NSW
- Brian Boyd – PAYCE Consolidated Limited, Sydney Property Development Company
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