A photograph of two children playing on sandstone rocks in an urban park. A landscaped water channel and banksia sculpture can be seen on the left, and there is a dog on the right. In the background there are trees, plants, and glimpses of a city skyline.

Peter Bennetts

Melbourne Awards: Finalists Revealed

12 Oct 2022

Our work on Collins Arch and Market Street Park has been announced as a finalist in the 2022 Melbourne Awards.

Collins Arch, a landmark mixed-use tower, was the catalyst for the creation of Market Street Park – the first new public park in Melbourne’s CBD since the 1980s. The iconic twin tower by Woods Bagot and SHoP Architects rises above a highly permeable ground plane designed by OCULUS. This project demonstrates the value of public and private collaboration to deliver green infrastructure for the City of Melbourne.

Celebrating its twentieth year, the Melbourne Awards are the City of Melbourne’s highest accolades, recognising Melburnians making extraordinary contributions. Lord Mayor Sally Cap explains, “for the past two decades, we’ve been shining a spotlight on the unsung heroes making Melbourne a better place – pioneering their field, creating positive change, building inclusive communities, and positioning this city as a world leader.”

This year’s awards reflect the way in which programs and organisations contribute to Melbourne as a thriving, forward-thinking capital city, and acknowledge the outstanding work of 27 finalists across eight categories – Aboriginal Melbourne – ganbu guljin, Arts and Events, Community, Hospitality, Knowledge and Innovation, LGBTIQ+, Sustainability and Urban Design. 

Congratulations to all finalists, for a full list please visit the Melbourne Awards website. Tune in to Channel 9 at 4 pm on Sunday 13 November to see the winners revealed!

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