Step up to the plate – judges needed

Step up to the plate – judges needed

The City of Nedlands is launching its biennial Civic Design Awards in 2018 – and needs two community members for the judging panel, joining two councillors.

Nominations are open for people with relevant experience or qualifications in heritage, architecture, building or design.

The awards are designed to recognise outstanding examples of heritage conservation, contemporary planning, design, landscaping, public art and other projects.

Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said it was important to value and encourage excellence in design.

“We’re looking for inspiring buildings that enhance the quality of the City of Nedlands’ built environment,” Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said.

“It’s about promoting community awareness of civic design that significantly contributes to the streetscape and character of our City.

“At the same time, we want to encourage creative design that considers the local environment and sustainable design elements.

“We felt the community should also be involved to make sure they had an opportunity to be part of the judging panel and give their perspective.”

People interested in applying to become part of the judging panel should send a covering letter and CV, outlining their experience and why they’re interested, to council@nedlands.wa.gov.au

Alternatively, applications can be dropped off at the City’s Administration Centre at 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, or posted to PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6909.

At the same time, the City of Nedlands is also looking for award sponsors. 

“It’s an opportunity for companies to be featured on all marketing collateral relating to the Civic Design Awards and be acknowledged through the City’s various marketing channels,” Mayor Hipkins said. 

More details are available on the Civic Design Awards page.