And The Winner Is…

Votes for the 2022/2023 Husqvarna Champion of Champions:

Australian Landscaper of the Year awards have been tallied and the winners are …

COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPER OF THE YEAR CBD Landscape Construction, The Standard by Aria (QLD)

Commercial up to $500k Penfold Projects, UQ Student Services Hub (QLD)
Commercial $500k to $1M Harmony Landscapes, Immanuel Lutheran College (QLD)
Commercial over 1M CBD Landscape Construction, The Standard by Aria (QLD)
Residential up to $70k McMahon Earth Solutions, Yandina Creek (QLD)
Residential $70 to $150k Landscape Techniques, Millswood (SA)
Residential $150 to $250k Nest Landscape Design, Tallebudgera Valley (QLD)
Residential over $250k COS Design, Mount Martha (VIC)


In a state vs state battle of the best of the best in landscaping, the Husqvarna Champion of Champions (CoC) is an awards programme between the annual winners of the state landscape association awards from around Australia. State winners automatically qualify for the CoC awards, with judging completed by industry and association professionals from across the nation.

Winners in each category receive a multimedia showcase from Universal Media Co, designed to lift the individual winner’s profile along with the wider role played by the external works industry in creating the built environment in which we all live. Media partners include SpecifierSource, Outdoor Design, Outdoor Designs Source, CompleteHome and Grand Designs Australia.

The Husqvarna Champion of Champions: Australian Landscaper of the Year awards was successfully launched in 2021 with the full support of Australia’s landscape associations. Looking after the health and wellbeing of the industry, these associations are ensuring the quality of the projects that are growing our nation, while protecting those industrious professionals that are getting the job done.




HUSQVARNA (Naming Partner)
Since 1689, Husqvarna has manufactured a variety of high-quality products. Excellent engineering skills, a strong
entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for quality products have led to innovative solutions that have successfully taken
the company from weapons, sewing machines and motorcycles, to today’s cutting-edge outdoor power products. As
the world’s largest producer of outdoor power equipment, the Husqvarna brand is synonymous with quality. Generations
of people around the world, whether they work in forests and parks, create new landscapes or shape their own home
gardens, have trusted Husqvarna to provide them with high-quality, durable products made with precision and care.

DECO AUSTRALIA (Presenting Partner)
Established in 2004, DECO Australia is the brainchild of CEO and visionary Ross Doonan. With many years of experience
in the building industry and aluminium finishing, Ross saw potential in ground-breaking new powdercoating sublimation
technology that had been developed in Italy. As the tough early years began to bear fruit, the new technology and
their leading timber grain powdercoating finish, DecoWood, began to create a wave of excitement in the architectural
and building industries. The company moved to a larger factory at Chipping Norton, and created a range of specialised
aluminium building products including DecoClad, DecoBatten, DecoSlat and DecoDeck.

GRILLEX (Trade Partner)
Grillex was founded in 2006 as a small family business. In a short space of time, the company has grown to become
Australia’s leading provider of commercial electric barbecues, street and park furniture, leisure and outdoor products
to local governments, education providers, tourist parks, builders and architects.



Working with professionals from all over the country, we have gathered together a panel of judges from across the landscape industry to assess the winning projects entered and come up with a winner in each category.

Martin Elton, MLSA Vice President (SA)
Lisa Hall, Horticulturist and Landscape Designer (WA)
Michael Ryan (QLD)
Matt Leacy, Landscape Architect (NSW)
Anthony Scott, Landscape Designer and Builder (VIC)
Nicole Mulloy (ODS)
Matthew Richardson (Grillex)
Vienna Spence (Husqvarna)


Outdoor Design Source (ODS) is a media brand for a community of inspired individuals working collaboratively to create
brilliant outdoor spaces. ODS currently offers several platforms including, inbox media, social media,
print sourcebook and an Exemplary Projects Showcase. Our mission is to connect creators to clients, supplier to projects
and build the overall standing of external works within the built environment industry.


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