Senior Development Manager Allan Caulley accepted the award on behalf of UrbanGrowth NSW and commented, ‘Our effort in planning and delivering places like The Ponds has added value and livability to not just the suburb, but the entire area, and we're proud of the outcomes we've achieved.’
Head of Western Sydney Projects Portfolio Matthew Beggs said, ‘I congratulate the entire team working on The Ponds. It is testament to their vision, commitment, and drive, to follow through on a project of this scale and receive an award that captures the essence of delivering on our plans.’
The 'Plan to Place' award recognises the implementation of a plan into a successful place. It’s awarded for an effort that demonstrates a significant achievement for an area—either a single community or a geographic region—where positive changes have been achieved as a result of planning, as well recognising an outstanding contribution to advancing planning practice.
This award recognises achievement on the ground. It sees a plan come to life and result in a quality planning outcome. The outcome needs to have been operational for at least one year from completion.
One of NSW’s newest suburbs and the fastest selling project in Australia, The Ponds demonstrates UrbanGrowth NSW’s capacity to deliver a world class masterplanned suburb to a thriving community of over 4,000 new homes and 12,000 residents who call it HOME (House Ownership Made Easy). The Ponds has won 11 Industry awards, including the coveted title of 'most advantaged suburb' by ABS, and is a million dollar suburb 40km from the CBD.