Casey Design Excellence Awards 2022


Many global cities have championed design excellence at the highest levels in their cities, and have clearly illustrated the benefits –economically, socially, and environmentally– that flow from consistent design excellence over time. As one of the fastest growing Local Government Areas in Australia, we are looking to build our future value on design excellence.

We plan to become A Design City. Our city will be a place that is renowned for design excellence that enriches community life. A place where, by design, our people and environment thrive. The Casey Design Excellence Program (CDEP) recently adopted by Council plays a central role in realising this ambition.

The Casey Design Excellence Awards is a component of the CDEP and will celebrate design in Casey and provide a platform to connect with like-minded organisations and agencies in recognising design excellence in the private sector and public developments across Casey.


The Inaugural Design Excellence Awards 2022 event will be held at Bunjil Place in conjunction with the Archibald Awards on 8 September 2022.


Design Award submissions are NOW OPEN and will close on 15 July 2022. Please submit your entry below.

Award Categories - awards are given for each of the following categories:

Projects in this category includes:

  • Detached dwelling
  • Apartments or multi-units
  • Higher density mixed use residential
  • Subdivision
  • Heritage

These include projects from all urban areas, and townships outside the UGB.

Both built and unbuilt (planning permit approval stage) can be submitted.

Projects in this category includes:

  • Detached dwelling
  • Apartments or multi-units
  • Higher density mixed use residential
  • Subdivision
  • Townships, coastal & green wedge environs
  • Heritage

These include projects from all urban areas, and townships outside the UGB.

Both built and unbuilt (planning permit approval stage) can be submitted.

Projects in this category are:

  • Activity centres
  • Educational
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport

Both built and unbuilt (planning permit approval stage) can be submitted.

This category recognises strategic projects that have assisted with the conceptual re-imagining of the built environment. It is open to institutions, the private sector, community organisations and collaborations. Example projects:

  • Masterplans
  • Large Subdivisions
  • Urban Design Framework
  • Strategy or guideline
  • Research project (private and public)

Projects in this category must demonstrate holistic and innovative approaches to achieving best practice sustainable design outcomes in the built environment.

Projects in this innovations category include:

  • Engineering design
  • Industrial design
  • Digital or non-digital design knowledge
  • Contextual response to valued site features or environs

Projects in this category are:

  • Open Spaces & Parks
  • Streetscapes
  • Plazas / Squares
  • Transport

Category Criteria

It is necessary to address all the design excellence criteria as outlined below. Please focus on as many relevant items to your category. Refer to the Casey- A Design City document for details.

Casey Design Excellence Criteria

Design Criteria

Jury Panel

Each Award category is judged by an independent panel of professional industry members, including members from the Casey Design Excellence Panel. Jury Panel to be confirmed and announced soon.

Submissions are FREE.