National Live Music Awards 2019
– Splendour in the Grass – NSW Live Event Of The Year

Australian Event Awards 2019
– Splendour in the Grass -Best Regional Event

NSW Tourism Awards 2019
– Splendour in the Grass – Gold in the Major Festivals and Events category

North Byron Parklands

Parklands is a world-class Cultural Events Site and the home of Splendour in the Grass and the Falls Festival Byron. The idea behind the site came as a consequence of the primary festival site in Byron Bay, Belongil Fields, being proposed for re-zoning for residential purposes. Culture and the celebration of music has always been an important part of the social and economic fabric of the Northern Rivers. Accordingly, the establishment of an ecologically sustainable permanent Cultural Events Site has been an important land use in Byron Shire.

PIA NSW Division
– From Plan to Place, Award for Planning Excellence 2018

NSW Country Division Architecture Awards
– Sustainability Architecture Award 2020
– Commercial  Architecture Award   2018
– Residential  Architecture Award Habitat Live Work 2018

Habitat, North Beach, Byron Bay

The Habitat is a mixed-use village in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate, planned around the concept of living and working in one sustainable community. Driving the Habitat master plan was the idea that the development should provide a good quality public domain with a focus on best practice sustainability and a high level of permeability to its surrounding context.
After almost thirty years of planning, a vibrant community now exists. A commercial hub forms the heart of the precinct,  centred around a community square set within a subtropical landscape. Live/work buildings are sustainably designed with basic but good quality low cost housing and articulated work spaces, encouraging residents to tap into the  collective creativity of the precinct. The Habitat demonstrates the  successful implementation of mixed-use zoning and a feasible model for a highly sustainable, well designed mixed-use village. It promotes small scale business, enhances Byron’s lifestyle and tourism image and delivers a great place for the community to live work and recreate.

UDIA NSW Division – Best Residential Development 2008

North Sapphire Beach Estate, Coffs Harbour

The land subdivision incorporates a wide variety of residential lots, including an exclusive beachside gated community with the unique advantage of also having a rainforest at your back door. North Sapphire Beach is one of the last waterfront development sites on the Mid North Coast, boasting over 38h of parks and open space.

PIA NSW Division – 2005 Design Excellence Award

North Sapphire Beach Draft Master Plan, Coffs Harbour

Creating a feeling of spaciousness around the development, over half the 71 hectare site is preserved as parks and natural coastal wetlands with 15,000 hectares of protected state forest beyond its borders. The neighbourhood is ribboned with 10km timber boardwalks, cycleways and natural rainforest, nestled in an idyllic setting amidst mountains and the scenic Sapphire beach, with homes leading down to the surf.

Northern Rivers Urban Design Awards 2005 Merit Award

Master Plan for Angels Beach North, East Ballina

PIA NSW Division 2004 Commendation

Northern Rivers Regional Srategy. Villages Study

RAPI NSW Division – 1999 Award

Clarence Valley Residential Strategy

RAPI NSW Division – 1997 Award

Computers in planning. Visit the NRRS website

RAPI NSW Division – 1997 Award

‘Northern Rivers – Framework for a Sustainable Future’