On 25 June 2020, the Sunshine Coast design book won a Queensland Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture award in the research, policy and communications category. The book will now be in the running for a national landscape architecture award.
"This is not a document for designers, it is a must-read for anyone who invests in or has policy oversight for the health and well-being of not only the Sunshine Coast but for all of Queensland. The Sunshine Coast Design Strategy establishes a simple set of design principles to guide a new era of place-based decision making in a fast-growing region. In a world of pandemics, fires or floods, cyclones or drought, these principles are must haves and should be embedded in the strategic framework of the Sunshine Coast planning scheme for the benefit of the many people and places that call the Sunshine Coast home, both now and into the future".
This award celebrates councils commitment to educate on how to achieve good design and encourage a place-based approach to design to protect all that the community loves about living on the Sunshine Coast. Importantly, this award reflects the Sunshine Coast Council vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region.
The award winners gallery can be view at AILA Awards.