TUD Awards Winner: Development of the Year — Medium-Density Residential

The third annual The Urban Developer Awards, in association with Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), recognises standout property industry performers from across Australasia.

The awards program is a little different this year: delivered digitally, with the previously held black-tie gala dinner replaced with our extended virtual celebration, Winners’ Month.

Today, we celebrate Development of the Year — Medium-Density Residential proudly presented by Ocian.

This award recognises excellence in the development of medium-density residential projects in urban and suburban locations.

The finalists for Development of the Year - Medium Density Residential are:

  • Luminary
    Plus Architecture

  • 9 Shuter St
    Community Development Group

  • Amira Residences
    Aria Property Group

  • View
    Fuse Architects

  • Frederick Street Apartments

  • East Grove

And the winner is...


Watch the video to listen to a Q&A with the winner.

About this project

In Melbourne’s leafy northwest suburb of Moonee Ponds, 9 Shuter Street allows residents to engage with the streetscape on their own terms.

Articulated balconies provide outdoor rooms, with environmentally-responsive shutters enabling customised cross-ventilation, heat control and natural light access, reducing energy use and maximising amenity.

Community Development Group wanted to show the market that northwest suburbs have the demand and the affordability to carry and handle a premium project.


Project details

  • The Jackson Clements Burrows Architects-designed building comprises 7-storeys including 57 apartments and two retail spaces.

  • The project contains a mix of apartments (18 one-bedroom, 28 two bedrooms, and 11 three and more bedrooms) increases the residential density, which benefits housing diversity drawing a local population large enough to support a community in the area.

  • The façade is made from prefabricated monochromatic metal shutters.

  • Community Development Group were able to achieve prices not previously reached in the suburb of Moonee Ponds.


A word from the winner...

“Moonee Ponds is an area we hadn't developed before, so we spent a lot of time understanding the market,” Community Development Group development director, Michael Edwards said.

“Jackson Clements Burrows was our architect, [and as] an emerging precinct council was very keen to get something a little bit different.

“JCB architect's brief was to create something edgy. We did our market research and we had confidence in the quality of the design and the elegance of the urban response.”

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