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Molly Coulter

Victorian Premier's Design Awards Finalists Announced

14 Dec 2023

Wesley Place, located on Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Country, has been announced as a finalist in the 2023 Victorian Premier's Design Awards. The renewed precinct, designed in collaboration with COX and Lovell Chen for Charter Hall, conserves a heritage building complex and delivers an important refurbished and enhanced green space to Melbourne.

The annual awards were established by the Victorian Government in 1996 to shine a light on Victorian designers, architects and businesses that are using design to improve the way we live, work, learn and interact.

Minister for Creative Industries Colin Brooks said “Good design has the power to change our lives and these Finalists showcase the diversity of Victoria’s design industry – from vital medical advancements to products and services that are more efficient, safe and sustainable.”

“The Victorian Premier’s Design Awards recognise the incredible work and ingenuity of the designers, architects and design-led businesses that make our state a world-renowned leader in the field.”

As well as the category awards, all Finalists are now in the running to receive the prestigious Victorian Premier’s Design Award of the Year – the state's highest design accolade. Design is a major player in Victoria’s $38.4 billion creative industries. The industry employs close to 200,000 Victorians and injects over $6 billion annually into the state economy.

The 2023 Victorian Premiers Design Award winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in March 2024.

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