Awards

Australia's peak planning professional organisation, the Planning Institute of Australia, has recognised the quality of SGS's work and people with commendations and awards. Our awards include:

2016

Award for Best Planning Idea Large Project
Planning Institute of Australia (ACT Division)
Project: Integrated Transport and Land Use Planning Guidelines
Awarded to SGS in conjunction with Transport and Infrastructure Council

2015

Commendation for Young Planner of the Year
Planning Institute of Australia (NSW Division)
Awarded to Laura Schmahmann

Award for the 2015 President's Award
Planning Institute of Australia (NSW Division)
Awarded to Pat Fensham

2014

Award for Cutting Edge Research and Teaching
Planning Institute of Australia (ACT Division) Awards for Planning Excellence
Project: Housing and Infrastructure Study

Commendation for Cutting Edge Research and Teaching
Planning Institute of Australia (Queensland Division) Awards for Planning Excellence
Project: Gold Coast: Modelled Future
Awarded to SGS Economics and Planning in conjunction with Gold Coast City Council

2013

Commendation for Best Planning Ideas - Large Projects
Planning Institute of Australia (NSW Division) Awards for Planning Excellence
Project: Wyong Shire Employment Lands Study and Industrial Land Audit project.
Awarded to SGS in conjunction with Wyong Shire Council

Commendation for Cutting Edge Research and Teaching
Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria Division) Awards for Planning Excellence
Project: Financial Costs of Settlement Patterns in Rural Victoria
Awarded to SGS in partnership with Aurecon, Rural Councils Australia and Municipal Association of Victoria

Award for Outstanding Student Project
Planning Institute of Australia (NSW Division) Awards for Planning Excellence
Awarded to Laura Schmahmann for "Regulating Urban Design: a comparative study of knockdown rebuild"

2012

Commendation for Workplace Award - Consultant Planner
Planning Institute of Australia (ACT)

2011

PIA Workplace Award - Consultant Planner for 2011
Planning Institute of Australia (ACT)

PIA Workplace Award - Consultant Planner for 2011
Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria)

National Award for Planning Excellence in Social and Community Based Planning
Planning Institute of Australia (National) Awards for Planning Excellence
Project: ‘Dollars and Sense: The Community Value of Victorian Public Libraries' (undertaken in conjunction with Environmetrics)