National Stewardship Awards
This award has been replaced by The AILA
AILA Stewardship Award
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architect’s Stewardship
Award may be awarded to any agency responsible for the management and
stewardship of public lands. These might include Australian government
agencies, educational institutions, other public sector land and facility
managers, Aboriginal land council or local governments.
Examples of Stewardship could involve Policy Initiatives or Specific
The Award may be presented to an institution, agency or council
in recognition of the successful implementation of a significant, innovative
policy or strategic approach to landscape management and the ongoing
care of the public realm.
The AILA wishes to reward initiative and therefore
suggests that the award submission could address such factors as innovative
design, environmental awareness, environmental impact or site maintenance
in the context of the custodianship of the landscape. Please note - this
list is indicative only - other areas of stewardship can be identified
as the basis of the submission
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Stewardship
Award identifies government clients/ managers who have effectively managed
sites and have either retained the integrity of the original design or
managed a site with the clear intention to evolve the design towards
defined and articulated stewardship objectives.
The primary focus is
the integrity of the design while recognising that landscapes should
be allowed to evolve and may go through processes of change.
may be presented to relevant organisations, local councils and other
government agencies who are responsible for the successful maintenance
of a significant site(s), a built project(s) completed 5 or more years
The award may be conferred on both owner/manager of a site and the
original landscape architect. In the latter case, the award gives recognition
to the work of landscape architects who have designed sites that have ‘survived’ the
test of time and still satisfy the original design brief and the on-going
needs of the client/or community.
The assessment for the award will consider
a reasonable level of changes that may have been made provided the original
designers have been involved and or/the integrity of the design intent
has been upheld.
In 2006, the AILA awarded the inaugural Stewardship Awards
Australian National University (click here for more on the ANU site)
Gardens & Grounds Section
for their Landscape Maintenance Program
The Centennial and Moore Park Trust, Sydney
for The Park Improvement Program
Nominations are now closed for this award - the award has been replaced by The AILA
The AILA Sites of Significant Landscapes