West Tamar Council Mayor Christina Holmdahl was pleased to announce the winners of the Design Awards for 2022 as 325 Gravelly Beach Road, Gravelly Beach for ‘Best New Single Dwelling’, 63 New World Avenue, Trevallyn also for ‘Best New Single Dwelling’, and 34 New Ecclestone Road, Riverside for ‘Best Multiple Dwelling Development’.
The winners received a Tasmanian hand-crafted specialty timber peg by Brad Latham, presented at the Council Workshop Morning Tea to owners Ken and Debbie Rogers, designer Plans to Build and builder (and previous landowner) Thomas Van Oosterom from 325 Gravelly Beach Road, Gravelly Beach; owners Jonathan Pople and Hayley Wrankmore, designer Gillian van der Schans and builder Tim Hawkins (Form Projects) from 63 New World Ave, Trevallyn; and owners Van Johnstone Developments, designer Design to Live and builder Bohdi van Dyk (Ablest Homes) from 34 New Ecclestone Road, Riverside.
“It is a privilege to be able to view so many examples of great design in our municipality, and their projects are a credit to the owners, designers and builders who think outside the box to create such architecturally appealing homes,” Mayor Christina Holmdahl said.
“We have been formally recognising outstanding design in the West Tamar through the Design Awards since 2016 and continue to encourage design in a positive way outside of the formal planning and building approval process.”
Nominations were sought from Council staff and Councillors, and judged by a three-person panel comprising of Mayor Christina Holmdahl, Councillor Richard Ireland and Statutory Planner Tiffany Heys.
Judges were looking for designs which have the capacity to stimulate, engage and delight its occupants, visitors and passers-by, as well as considering the extent of innovation, invention and the originality of the designs, alongside a range of other selection criteria. Two joint winners of ‘Best New Single Dwelling’ were presented in 2022 as they could not be separated.