I rise to congratulate three ACT office projects that have been named as finalists in the 2013 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards. This is a terrific achievement for the ACT. These awards celebrate innovation as well as leading practice within Australia's property development and investment industries.
As the ACT executive director of the Property Council of Australia, Catherine Carter, said:
All three nominated projects validate the strength of the ACT property industry.
Two of the three nominees are for bringing new life into old landmarks, specifically the modernisation of the RM Hope Building on Kings Avenue and the innovative re-use of Juliana House in Woden. The other nominee is for the state-of-the-art sustainable headquarters of the Department of Health and Ageing's Sirius Building, also in my electorate of Canberra.
All three ACT finalists are in the running for the property industry's sought after Gold Logie, the Australian Development of the Year Award. National award winners will be announced at the 2013 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards gala dinner to be held in Sydney on Saturday, 18 May. I wish all the ACT finalists all the very best for the awards.