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2015 Awards Cycle

Nomination Summaries

In 2015 the Institute received the record number of nominations - 121 entries from all over Australia and New Zealand.

There were an amazing collection of nominations, outlining successful projects and inspiring stories from housing authorities, small and large community housing providers, from tenants and dedicated teams. There were some really hard decisions for the AHI’s Award Committee Members as all of the nominations were very inspiring.

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2015 Awards Cycle

Working in housing is anything but a glamorous job, yet one that housing professionals have chosen to dedicate their lives. Once every two years, the Australasian industry gets its moment of glam and glory where everyone can relish in their hard-earned successes: AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards. 


Recognising how important it is for us to stop, smell the roses and recognise the triumphs and accomplishments of our colleagues, the 2015 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards ceremony was held at Perth’s Convention and Exhibition Centre to coincide with this year’s National Housing Conference.
Shattering the previous record crowd for an AHI Awards reception, a capacity gathering of 180 guests enjoyed the opportunity to get together with colleagues from across Australia and New Zealand on 28th October for the gala occasion. 

The 2015 Australasian Professional Excellence in Housing Awards Winners are:  

Excellence in Social Housing Award:
Housing NZ | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Programme | New Zealand

Outstanding Achievement Award:
Lisa Woolley | Vison West Community Trust | New Zealand. Highly Commended: Andrew Black | BHC | Queensland

Inspirational Team Member Award:
Bernadette Welfare  | Argyle Housing | New South Wales. Highly Commended: Deborah Paskevicius | Housing Choices Australia | Victoria

Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Award:
Bridge Housing Community Team | New South Wales

Leading Housing Development Project Award:
Unity Housing | Northern Region Affordable Housing Initiative | South Australia

Leading Asset Management:
Bridge Housing | Strategic Asset Management Plan

Leading Innovation Award:  
Yumba Meta Housing | Ernest and Maud Hoolihan Village | Queensland. Highly Commended: Evolve Housing Website | NSW

Tenant Led Initiative Award:
Westside Housing Association | ‘It’s the Way We Work’ Program | South Australia. Highly Commended: Churches of Christ Care | The A-Team | Queensland

Photographs from the reception are available here.

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2015 Awards Categories:

State winners for the 2015 Awards Cycle

QLD

(announced on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 in Brisbane):

- Excellence in Social Housing Award: Horizon Housing Company 
- Outstanding Achievement Award: Andrew Black 
- Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Award: ‘From the Ground Up’ Art Project 
- Leading Housing Development Project Award: Coast2Bay Housing Group-Daliya House 
- Leading Innovation Award: Ernest and Maud Hoolihan Village, Yumba Meta 
- Tenant Led Initiative Award: The A Team, Churches of Christ Care 

Photographs from the reception are available here.

VIC & TAS

(announced on Thursday, 23 July 2015 in Melbourne):

- Outstanding Achievement Award: Karen Barnett | Port Phillip Housing Association.  

- Inspirational Team Member Award: Deborah Paskevicius  | Housing Choices Australia
- Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Award: Art Exhibition Project, Port Phillip Housing Association Tenancy team. Highly Commended: Common Ground Tasmania, ‘Common Wall’ Mural Project 
- Leading Housing Development Project Award: Port Phillip Housing Association, Ashwood Chadstone Gateway Project 

- Leading Innovation Award: Housing Choices Australia, Preston High Street Project 
- Tenant Led Initiative Award: Port Phillip Housing Association, Power Gateway Social Committee 

Photographs from the reception are available here.

                                                       

SA

(announced on Thursday, 28 May 2015 in Adelaide):

- Excellence in Social Housing Award: A C Care, Regional Homelessness Campaign 
- Outstanding Achievement Award (joint): Mary McInnes, Frederick Ozanam Housing AND Wendy Malycha, St Johns Youth Services  
- Inspirational Team Member Award: Paul Reardon, Housing SA. Highly Commended:Allison Goodes, A C Care  
- Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Award: Housing SA Berri Office Team, 'Home where we are' project
- Leading Housing Development Project Award: Unity Housing, Northern Region Affordable Housing initiative 
- Leading Innovation Award: Habitat for Humanity, 'The Shed' project 
- Tenant Led Initiative Award: Westside Housing Association, 'Its the way we work' program 

Photographs from the reception are available here.

WA

(announced on Thursday, 13 August 2015 in Perth):

- Excellence in Social Housing Award: City of Perth, Access Housing and Access Housing Realty | Penny Lane Apartment Project 
- Outstanding Achievement Award: Su Groome | Access Housing 

- Inspirational Team Member Award: Michelle Shaw | Access Housing
- Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Award: Shelter WA | WA Housing Hub 
- Leading Housing Development Project Award: Foyer Oxford Consortium | Foyer Project 

Leading Innovation Award: Shelter WA | WA Housing Hub 

Photographs from the reception are available here.

                                                                         

NSW

(announced on Thursday, 25 June 2015 in Sydney):

- Excellence in Social Housing Award: Evolve Housing. Highly Commended: SGCH Sustainable Tenancies Team 
- Outstanding Achievement Award: Andrea Galloway | Evolve Housing. Highly Commended: Bernie Coates | NSW Land and Housing Corporation 

- Inspirational Team Member Award: Bernadette Welfare  | Argyle Housing
- Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Award: Bridge Housing Community Team. Highly Commended: Community Housing Ltd 
- Leading Housing Development Project Award: Compass Housing Islington Project 

- Leading Asset Management: Bridge Housing Strategic Asset Management Plan
- Leading Innovation Award: Evolve Housing Website. Highly Commended: Achieve Australia Crowle Gardens 
- Tenant Led Initiative Award: Greenway Tenants Group Inc. Highly Commended: Janette Crocker | Oakley Gardens | Thornleigh 

Photographs from the reception are available here.

NZ

(announced on Thursday, 22 October 2015 in Wellington):

- Excellence in Social Housing Award: Housing NZ | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Programme 
- Outstanding Achievement Award: Lisa Woolley | Vison West Community Trust 

Inspirational Team Member Award: Keith Preston | Nelson Tasman Housing Trust
- Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Award: Tenant Protection Association 
- Leading Housing Development Project Award: Accessible Properties NZ | 8-10 Middleton Road Development 

- Leading Asset Management Award: Housing NZ | Rolleston Prison Homes Programme

Leading Innovation Award: Whangarei Accessible Housing Trust 

 

Photographs from the reception are available here.

                                                                                   

2015 Awards Sponsors

2015 Awards Program Silver Sponsors:



 
Reception Sponsors:
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