Awards Gallery and Awards 2018

LIAWA will be bringing you LIAWA Awards of Excellence for 2018. Watch this space for the event of the year planning and date to be confirmed for July/Aug. This bi-ennial event returns as soon as we complete discussions with our loyal sponsors to create another event that is memorable and exciting for everyone in the landscaping industry. 

Members are encouraged to start earmarking quality projects in green infrastructure to submit for judging when we release the submission forms in January 2018. The categories for Awards 2018 will be assessed and released for information in December 2017. Any past Awards entrants interested in seeking feedback and guidance on how to improve on their previous submissions and preparation for judges visit are welcome to contact LIAWA between August 2017 and March 2018. Deadline for submission is currently identified for Mon 9th April, 2018 in extending it past the traditional late March deadline to provide the opportunity for those who are keen to put together submissions during the Easter break and the week after. Note that deadline is strictly adhered to and there will be no extensions of deadline.

For reference of past award-winning and finalists, browse photos uploaded for many past years awardees on this website. In the past five events, the photos of the awards night were captured by professional photographers who also provided opportunity for many teams who were already dressed in their best to capture great team photos for future marketing or for historical records.  With compliments from LIAWA.

LIAWA is interested in feedback from past Awards event attendees on for venue to host the LIAWA Awards of Excellence 2018 event. Suggestions of new and exciting venues would be considered but the venue must have the capacity to host a minimum of 250 guests and with the potential to host up to 350. Venues where the awards event of LIAWA were held in the past were : 

  • 2016 - the awards event was held at the Frasers State Reception Centre, Kings Park - a great venue of an iconic location to celebrate the successes and achievements of many companies and their teams.
  • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 - held at Crown, Perth (previously known as Burswood, Perth). This venue is popular for event as attendees could adjourn to many alternative venues to catch up with industry colleagues after the awards event was wrapped up. 
  • 2008 - the awards event was held in Feb 2009 at the Fremantle Maritime Museum. The balcony overlooking the ocean was a great cocktail venue with views of sunset and ship sailing past. It was run as a cocktail format, but members preferred the formal sit down format for the presentation. This venue can be considered as an option for hosting the event in 2018, but with a sit down 3-course dinner format for the awards presentation. 
  • 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 - the awards event were held at Hyatt Ballroom, Perth. This venue has good AV support and capacity as at today.


Options of venue that hosts an event of this size and within the budget of keeping ticketing affordable for attendees are limited in Perth. Options are wider if the cocktail format is adopted for the evening. Other options of venues considered for past events were Perth Convention Centre, Perth Art Gallery, or Frasers Hotel (but only seats up to 220 people). LIAWA Awards Committee had also considered the option of hiring a marquee was also considered for locations of Perth Cultural Centre, Matilda Bay, Swan Valley, Kings Park or Araluen Botanic Gardens.  However due to time of the year and concerns of unpredictability of wet weather and noisiness of storms in marquees -  we did not proceeed with this option.

Email LIAWA, and send us your best recommendations for consideration before Wed 19th July, 2017. We would love to hear from our creative community at LIAWA.