The winners of the Better Communities Competition!

Published: 30th July 2020

The winners of the Better Communities Competition!

The LGAQ would like to formally announce and congratulate the two winners of the LGAQ Better Communities game competition.

Congratulations to:

Anika from Smithfield State High School


Victor from Oonoonba State School

The calibre of the entries were high with considered, well planned and innovative designs entered from across the state.

The competition judges were former Attorney-General, former Minister for Local Government and lecturer in Strategic Metropolitan and Transport and Infrastructure Planning Paul Lucas, planner and University of Queensland School of Earth and Environmental Sciences associate lecturer Laurel Johnson, and LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam AM.

The judges said of the designs: “Victor’s community has a great look and feel to it and we are pleased to see a range of housing types with good access to services and parks. Communities need to function locally and to fit within their district context. You have achieved this balance. Well done!”

“Anika’s entry was outstanding in that it balanced density with environmental protection. Schools, universities, and hospitals generate a lot of traffic from students and workers. By siting them close together, you encourage a walkable place. Well done!”

The LGAQ would like to thank all students who submitted their innovative designs. The creativity and ingenuity was truly inspiring.

Snapshots from the two winning designs are below: 

Winning design

A snapshot from Anika's winning design


Winning design

A snapshot from Victor's winning design