City of Darwin’s multi-strategy approach to create a vibrant, creative, innovative, connected, healthy and environmentally responsible city was recognised was recently at the prestigious national Planning Institute Awards.
City of Darwin won the Outstanding Strategic Planning Project Award which recognised the work of the Council’s 2030 suite of strategies, including the Climate Emergency, Movement and Greening Darwin Strategies.
The awards, which celebrate Australian planners for their drive and dedication, best practice and innovation, are considered the highest accolade for those in the planning profession.
City of Darwin faced a competitive field with winners from other Australian states and territories vying for the national award.
In their summary, the judges said City of Darwin’s strategies “represent a brave and innovative approach to tackling critical climate issues in the built environment” and “seek to create a cohesive vision for a ‘cool, clean and green city”.
The award was collected by City of Darwin CEO Simone Saunders at the ceremony in Adelaide on May 24.
For a full list of winners go to Planning Institute of Australia.