Lord Mayor's message

Lord Mayor's message

Message from the Lord Mayor

Our new Waterloo Youth, Family and Community Centre designed by Collins and Turner architects has won the prestigious Sir John Sulman Medal. It also won the NSW Architecture Award for Sustainable Architecture.

Included in this year’s Australian Institute of Architecture Awards were five inner-city laneways – Angel Place, Ash Place, Little Hay Street, Factory Street and Kimber Lane – winning for ASPECT Studios the 2013 Australia Award for Urban Design.

Our redevelopment of Pitt Street Mall by Tony Caro Architecture with Spackman Mossop Michaels, won a NSW Architecture Award for Urban Design.

Previous prize-winning City projects include Redfern Park and Oval, Surry Hills Library and Community Centre, Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Pirrama Park, Sydney Park playground and facilities, and the restoration of Sydney Town Hall, which included renewal of services, fire safety and new public spaces.

Between them, these projects have won more than 40 international and Australian architecture, urban design and sustainability awards.

We believe only the best will do for our beautiful city.

Recognising the City’s design advocacy, the Australian Institute of Architects NSW initiated the City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize to recognise design excellence in the public domain.

I awarded the prize to Darling Quarter designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp with ASPECT Studios and Lend Lease.

The NSW Government has recently delayed the introduction of new planning legislation to the NSW Parliament after councils and community groups across NSW raised serious concerns about fast-tracked building approvals and tick-the-box assessments.

We share those concerns and will be waiting to see the revised legislation to ensure we can continue to protect your amenities and promote design excellence in our city.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

Last updated: Monday, 14 October 2013