Social housing industry recognises excellence, celebrates success at bi-annual AHI Awards

The 2019 Professional Excellence in Housing Awards Australasian Winners announced! Yumba Meta Ltd and Evolve Housing among major award winners at the AHI Awards Gala Dinner, Darwin Convention Centre.

Australasia’s leading social housing professionals have gathered to honour the industry’s most outstanding achievements at the 2019 Australasian Housing Institute (AHI) Professional Excellence in Housing Awards Gala Dinner. Top honours for the Excellence in Social Housing went to Yumba Meta Ltd, while Peta Winzar took out the Outstanding Achievement award.  

Andrew Davis, President of AHI, said: “These awards were presented to organisations and social housing professionals who have achieved extraordinary results from innovative and effective housing development and tenant engagement practices. As an industry we recognised and celebrated the biggest social housing success stories of the past two years.” 

The full list of award winners:

INSPIRATIONAL TEAM MEMBER AWARD:

Winner: Charlie Souma, Evolve Housing, NSW
Highly Commended: Shahnaz Rustomjee, Housing New Zealand Corporation, NZ

LEADING ASSET MANAGEMENT AWARD:

Winner: Strategic Asset Management Plan (2016-2025), Bridge Housing Limited, NSW
Highly Commended: Our Man in the Van, Access 2 Place Housing, SA

LEADING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PRACTICE AWARD:

Winner:Kensington Community Food Forest, Unison Housing, VIC

LEADING INNOVATION AWARD:

Winner: Better Together - A Shared Housing Community, Coast2Bay Housing Group and Sundale, QLD
Highly Commended: Stretchy Tech, inhousing, SA

TENANT LED INITIATIVE AWARD:

Winner: SGCH Local Tenant Groups and Annual Tenant Conference, SGCH, NSW
Highly Commended: 
- Bribie Island Social Club, Churches of Christ Housing Services Limited, QLD
- Welcome Dinner - Galia Bastoni, Trinity Hill - Anglicare Tasmania Inc, TAS

LEADING HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AWARD:

Winner: Harts Landing, Evolve Housing, NSW
Highly Commended: U City Development, Uniting Communities, SA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Winner: Peta Winzar, Community Housing Industry Association, VIC
Highly Commended: Rebecca Pinkstone, Bridge Housing Limited, NSW

EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL HOUSING AWARD:

Winner: Continuum Model, Yumba Meta Ltd, QLD
Highly Commended: More Than a Landlord Program, Aboriginal Housing Victoria, VIC

Download 2019 Finalist Brochure

Watch Gala Dinner Video

This year’s AHI Awards saw the dedicated team of seventeen expert judges assess a record number of nominations across eight awards categories.

 

We would like to thank the 2019 Awards Program sponsors for their ongoing support: