Chief Commissioner, Lucy Turnbull AO, said: "The Greater Sydney Planning Awards celebrate Greater Sydney's exciting future and recognise the importance of placing people at the heart of good planning."
"We want to acknowledge excellence in planning and recognise bold initiatives that will deliver benefits to communities, productivity and our environment.
"Thoughtful, quality planning and design is essential to creating great places and is absolutely critical to building community trust - the social and economic benefits are a flow-on effect of this," Ms Turnbull said.
Building on the success of last year's inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Awards, presented by NSW Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, this year's categories align with the Commission's key themes of infrastructure and collaboration, liveability, productivity and sustainability.
The six award categories are:
- Great community collaboration
- Development supported by infrastructure
- Great new place to live and/or work
- Planning for jobs and skills
- Great sustainability initiative
- The Chief Commissioner's Award
"Last year, we saw a broad range of nominations, from local initiatives to large-scale developments and we're excited to see that kind of diversity again," Ms Turnbull said.
"We're looking forward to entries that showcase visionary thinking and a commitment to excellence in planning for Greater Sydney's future," she 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 13 April 2018.
For more information on the nomination process or the Awards, visit https://www.greater.sydney/greater-sydney-planning-awards