The IAP2 Core Values Awards recognise outstanding projects and organisations that are at the forefront of public participation and community engagement. They were created to encourage excellence and innovation in this field.

Entries for the 2019 IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards have now closed, and judging is complete. Finalists will be announced on this website on 3 September 2019.

The 2019 Australasian Project of the Year, Organisation of the Year, Research Award and Project Category winners and finalists will be announced on 30 October at the 2019 Core Values Awards Dinner.

First, we would like to say thank you to all those that entered this year. We had an overwhelming amount of entries for the 2019 awards and our judges had a tough time selecting our finalists.

2019 Finalists

Congratulations to our finalists:

Submission Organisation
A creative way of engaging the community: What does dying well look like and how can we help people achieve this?  North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN), MosaicLab and Deliberately Engaging
Blacktown Native Institution GHD, Landcom, Blacktown Arts Centre, Blacktown City Council, C3West and the Dharug Strategic Management Group
Borroloola Water Treatment System Upgrade Power and Water Corporation
Brimbank Young Citizen’s Jury Brimbank City Council
Building Bayswater The City of Bayswater and Shape Urban
City Futures Innovation City of Logan, Delos Delta and Articulous
Connecting our communities – NSW TrainLink Regional trial coach services  NSW TrainLink
Dengue Out Program Northern Peninsula Area Cape York Qld Working Visions
Developing an Evidence-Based Community Engagement Framework for Risk Reduction Fire and Rescue New South Wales
Discover Cumberland Cumberland Council
Doing it with us, not for us – a whole of business approach to customer centric engagement Queensland Urban Utilities
East Fremantle Oval Revitalisation Town of East Fremantle and GHD
Fishermans Bend Framework communications and engagement program Fishermans Bend Taskforce (Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions) with RPS Group
Koala Conservation City of Gold Coast
Jemena People’s Panel Jemena and Capire
Jetty Road, Glenelg – Water Main Upgrade SA Water
Let’s Talk… Central Coast Council
Matagarup Bridge – a new Perth icon Main Roads WA and Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Alliance
Nepean Hospital Stage 1 Redevelopment Health Infrastructure and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
NorthConnex Lendlease Bouygues Joint Venture
Omaroro Reservoir  Wellington Water Limited
Plan your Brisbane Brisbane City Council and Articulous
Refresh Woolloomooloo Sydney Water Corporation, Diona and GHD 
Stones Corner Precinct – Hanlon Park Concept Plan Brisbane City Council and AECOM Australia Pty Ltd
Stony Creek Recovery and Rehabilitation Melbourne Water
The Healthy Waterways Strategy: A co-design approach to refreshing the Healthy Waterways Strategy Melbourne Water
The HOW Team Renew Brighton and Christchurch City Council
Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) – Nexus Nexus Delivery
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – Media Industry Guidelines True North Strategic Communication 
VicRoads – Committed to the Core Values for Public Participation & Putting our customers and community first Department of Transport (VicRoads)
Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline Project W2BH (John Holland, MPC Kinetic and WaterNSW)


Every finalist will be recognised at our Core Values Awards Gala dinner, held during the 2019 IAP2 Australasia Conference (29 – 31 October),  we hope you can join us at this very special dinner as we celebrate and showcase great achievements in the field of community and stakeholder engagement. In fact, why not plan to attend the entire conference? To register for the 2019 IAP2 Australasia Conference visit: Or if you would like to purchase a ticket for the Core Values Awards Gala Dinner only, please email Ozaccom+ via

For updates on the 2020 Core Values Awards, please email to be added to the IAP2 Australasia mailing list.

Entries for 2020 will open in February 2020 and close in April 2020 (exact dates to be confirmed).

The 2020 Core Values Awards Entry Kit will be available in early February 2020.

Download the 2018 Core Values Awards Showcase here.

You can also view the 2018 IAP2 Australasia finalists here.

For more information, please contact Josie Gruber on