Greater Sydney Commission Chief Commissioner, Geoff Roberts AM, said the Awards are an important way of highlighting the significance of outstanding planning practices.
"Great planning shapes a city and a commitment to excellence and quality planning outcomes now, can determine Greater Sydney's trajectory for generations.
"We'll be celebrating the bold and innovative plans and projects that are helping create a more liveable, productive and sustainable Greater Sydney.
"This year we have included a new award category - City-shaping during COVID-19. We want to put a spotlight on the projects that have benefited the community through the pandemic," Mr Roberts said.
The eight award categories for the 2021 awards are:
- Great community collaboration
- Place-based collaboration
- Development supported by infrastructure
- Great new place to live and/or work
- Planning for jobs and skills
- Great sustainability initiative
- Planning disruptor
- City-shaping during COVID-19
"From community projects to large scale developments, it was a great pleasure to review some fantastic and diverse nominations last year and we're excited to see what this year's nominees have in store,"
Mr Roberts said. Nominations are invited from local authorities, developers, consultants, community groups, public agencies, partnerships and other teams.
The nominated project can be from the proponent or be nominated by another individual, group or body.
Nominations close on Wednesday 5 May 2021.
Find out more by visiting the 2021 Awards page