The National Winners for the 2013 Australasian Professional Excellence in Housing Awards were announced on 31st October 2013 at the Awards Presentation Dinner during the National Housing Conference 2013 in Adelaide. People from all around Australasia had an opportunity to gather together to celebrate the success and achievements of housing professionals, hear inspirational stories and congratulate the worthy winners. Hon Tony Piccolo, Minister for Social Housing in SA attended the ceremony and presented the Award for Outstanding Achievement and Dr Duncan McFetridge MP, Shadow Minister for Social Housing in SA closed the event and presented the Excellence in Social Housing Award.
This year the Institute received 73 nominations from across the Australian States and New Zealand. The State Winners for the 2013 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards were announced on the 1st of October 2013 and only 34 successful nominees were entered into the National Awards. 

 

The 2013 Australasian Professional Excellence in Housing Awards Winners are:

Outstanding Achievement Award
John Mc Inerney, Common Equity Housing, VIC
Phil Fagan-Schmidt, Housing SA was Highly Commended for the Award

Inspirational Colleague Award
Yvonne Webb, Housing NSW
Claire Land, Foundation Housing Ltd, WA was Highly Commended for the Award

Leading Innovation Award
Driveway Safety Project, Housing New Zealand Corporation
2 projects were highly commended for the Award: The Housing Alliance Team, NSW and UNO Apartments, Housing SA

Leading Housing Project Award
Common Ground Port Augusta, SA
Central Park Upgrade Project, City Housing, Wellington City Council, NZ was Highly Commended for the Award

Leading Asset Management Awards
Joint Award to Caretaker Diploma Program, BHC, QLD and Improving Tenant Safety by Making Buildings Safer in Earthquakes Project, Housing NZ Corporation

Leading Tenants Engagement Practice Award
Pacific Link Housing New Tenant Engagement Strategy, NSW
Community Connect Program,  Unity Housing Company, SA  was Highly Commended for the Award

Excellence in Social Housing Award
City Housing, Wellington City Council, NZ
St George Community Housing, NSW were Highly Commended for the Award

Tenant Led Initiative Individual Award
Joint Award to Stefanie Allen, SGCH Tenant, NSW and Marlene Littlewood, Housing SA Tenant

Download photographs from the reception 

 

State winners for the 2013 Awards Cycle

 In 2013 the Institute received 73 nominations from all Australian States 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. Download brochure with 2013 Award Nomination Summaries. 

The State Winners of the 2013 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards were announced on the 1st of October 2013 and only 34 successful nominees were entered into the National Awards. Award receptions were held in NSW, SA and New Zealand.

Photos from the State Award Receptions are available in the AHI Photobucket Album:

NSW 

New Zealand

Individual Awards

Outstanding Achievement Awards
Frances Jamieson, Housing NSW
Claire Land, Foundation Housing Ltd, WA
John McInerney, Common Equity Housing, VIC
Phil Fagan-Schmidt, Housing SA

Inspirational Colleague Awards
Pattie Chugg, Shelter Tasmania
Claire Land, Foundation Housing Ltd, WA
Peter Malinauskas, Housing SA
Frances Paterson-Fleider, Churches of Christ Care, QLD
Yvonne Webb, Housing NSW

Tenant Led Initiative Awards

Tenant Led Initiative Individual Awards
Stefanie Allen, SGCH Tenant, NSW
Marlene Littlewood, Housing SA Tenant

Tenant Led Initiative Team Awards
Paris Flat Housing Co-operative, Housing SA tenants initiative
Roof Over Our Head Volunteers, Kempsey Family Community Centre tenants initiative, NSW

Team Awards

Leading Innovation Awards
360 Degree Integrated Homelessness Service Offer, HomeGround Services, VIC
BHC Workforce Program, Brisbane Housing Company, QLD
Driveway Safety Project, Housing New Zealand Corporation
Maintenance Dashboard Project, WA Department of Housing
Regulation and Compliance Unit, NT Department of Housing
The Housing Alliance Team, NSW
UNO Apartments, Housing SA

Leading Housing Project Awards
Century Apartments Project, Brisbane Housing Company, QLD
Central Park Upgrade Project, City Housing, Wellington City Council, New Zealand
Common Ground Port Augusta, SA
Dunbar Way Estate, Pacific Link Housing, NSW
Transitional Housing Program Team, WA Department of Housing

Leading Asset Management Awards
Aboriginal and Remote Housing Team, Housing SA
Caretaker Diploma Program, Brisbane Housing Company, QLD
Evolve Housing, NSW
Tenancy Services and Property Services Teams, Housing New Zealand Corporation

Leading Tenants Engagement Practice Awards
bric housing company, QLD
Community Connect Program, Unity Housing Company, SA
Pacific Link Housing New Tenant Engagement Strategy, NSW

Excellence in Social Housing Awards
City Housing, Wellington City Council, New Zealand
St George Community Housing, NSW
Common Ground Queensland Ltd and Micah Projects, QLD