Australia’s largest regional urban renewal project wins major award
Places Victoria’s Junction Place project has been recognised by the UDIA Victoria for its contribution to transforming Wodonga in regional Victoria.
At the 2016 UDIA Awards for Excellence, Places Victoria won the Judges’ Award – Regional Victoria – for the Junction Place project, which is revitalising central Wodonga.
The judges acknowledged Places Victoria is driving capital investment and creating opportunities for the private sector through joint venture development agreements.
Places Victoria CEO Gregory Anderson said the award was testament to the collaboration with our project partnerships, including the City of Wodonga, Victorian government agencies and local developer Central Place Pty Ltd.
“This is a long-term project that has already contributed a great deal to the community and it is very rewarding to have our work acknowledged in this way,” he said.
Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said the award was testament to the great work happening in Wodonga’s central business area.
“Our people told us they wanted a vibrant city heart and we are already seeing this precinct becoming an attraction with some great eating places becoming established,” Cr Speedie said.
“We look forward to seeing this site develop and the many benefits it will bring not only to the central business area but to our whole community.”
Junction Place is the largest regional urban renewal project in Australia and will double the size of Wodonga’s central business district, bringing new life to the city both day and night.
The project consists of 10 hectares of former railway land which is being transformed into a commercial and civic heart for the regional city over the next 10-15 years.