Votes for the inaugural Husqvarna Champion of Champions: Australian Landscaper of the Year awards have been tallied and the winners are …
Residential up to $70k: Yards, Hawthorn (QLD)
Residential $70 to $150k: Urban Garden Enrichment, Woolloomooloo (NSW)
Residential $150 to $250k: Nature’s Best Landscapes, Hawthorn (VIC)
Residential over $250k: Living Style Landscapes, Sunshine Beach (QLD)
Commercial up to $500k: LD Total, Catalina Plane Playground (WA)
Commercial $500k to $1M: Landscape Solutions (QLD), Riverside Southbank (QLD)
Commercial over 1M: CBD Landscape Construction, Surgical Treatment & Rehabilitation Service (STARS) (QLD)
ABOUT THE AWARDS
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.
“Outdoor spaces are the first thing we see when we enter a public facility, commercial building or residence — the outdoor space creates the first impression. These spaces are created by designers, builders and suppliers working collaboratively to make them shine. At Outdoor Design Source we wish to build awareness of the impact that an outdoor space can make by showcasing brilliant examples of work, including through awards programs like the Husqvarna Champion of Champions,” stated Janice Williams, ODS Publisher.
Winners in each category receive a multi-media 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.
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.
GET TO KNOW OUR SPONSORS
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. husqvarna.com/au
FUTUREWOOD (Presenting Partner)
Futurewood is dedicated to providing quality, value-added alternatives to traditional timber products. The company’s ethos is that timber looks great in a forest and ideally it should stay there. It aims to develop and market sustainable alternatives to rainforest timbers currently used within the building industry. Futurewood’s eco-friendly cladding, decking, fencing and screening products provide improved performance in specific building applications and help to reduce our dependence on precious timber species. The products look like wood but offer a range of additional features, making them great value for money. futurewood.com.au
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. grillex.com.au
MEET THE JUDGES
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.
Alby Rogers, MLSA Vice-President (SA) | Managing Director of Visual Landscape Gardening and experienced MLSA Awards of Excellence Judge, Alby has over 30 years’ experience in the building and landscape industry.
Matthew Lunn, Nursery & Garden Industry (WA) CEO | A qualified horitculturalist and landscape designer, Matthew has been running his own landscaping business, Lunnscapes, since 2004.
Michael Ryan (QLD) | Experienced teacher and industry consultant, now retired, Michael has many decades of experience in landscape architecture, project and construction management and disabled-access assessment.
Matt Leacy, Landscape Architect (NSW) | Co-founder of Landart Landscapes, Matt has more than 20 years’ experience in design and construction across landscaping services for residential and commercial properties.
Steve Taylor, Landscape Designer (VIC) | Steve has been building and designing multi-award-winning gardens in and around Melbourne, interstate and internationally for over 20 years.
Nicole Mulloy (ODS) | Editor of Outdoor Design Source, the foremost industry resource for specifiers of external works, with extensive knowledge of the happenings in the landscaping and civil works sectors.
Matthew Richardson (Grillex) | As Grillex National Sales Manager, Matthew has 11 years of experience in the park infrastructure industry supporting the development of some of Australia’s most iconic open spaces.
Vienna Spence (Husqvarna) | An innovative Marketing Manager with expertise in project management and marketing strategy, Vienna is currently leading the marketing team at Husqvarna Australia.
ABOUT OUTDOOR DESIGN SOURCE
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 outdoordesigns.com.au, 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. outdoordesign.com.au