Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“ Further, the finishes and attention to detail within our apartments are unparalleled,” he said.UDIA Qld President Stephen Harrison said the national president’s award “crowns this development the best in the country” with Botanica Residences now a benchmark for urban renewal.“The project includes impressive sustainability features such as the application of 120 solar panels installed as a vertical facade treatment and this, combined with fantastic resident amenities, such as private dining and cinema rooms with indoor/outdoor health and wellbeing facilities won the judges over.” UDIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group has Queensland’s largest green wall. Picture: SuppliedThe coveted award came after Botanica Residences picked up the gong for the best high density development in the country – a category where it went up against Anadara & Alexander – Lendlease’s Barangaroo South project in New South Wales and Piccolo’s Upper House project in Victoria.The project – which has been completed on the corner of Edmondstone and Boundary Streets in South Brisbane – has 179 apartments across 20 levels, and some of the best green credentials around including Enviro-Development accreditation from the UDIA, full 6 leaf certification and UDIA national president Michael Corcoran said the awards recognised the ‘best of the best’ in an industry dedicated to producing the best possible products for home buyers, surrounding communities and the environment. PRESIDENT’S AWARD: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD CATEGORY WINNERS: Affordable Development: Lifestyle Hastings by Lifestyle Communities VIC Environmental Excellence: Osprey Waters by Mirvac WA High Density Development: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD Urban Renewal: Tonsley by Renewal SA Seniors Living: Mark Moran Vaucluse by Mark Moran Group NSW Medium Density Development: The Barkly by ID_Land VIC Residential Development: Fairwater by Frasers Property Australia NSW Masterplanned Development: Blakes Crossing by Lendlease SA (Source: UDIA Awards for Excellence 2017) Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group: UDIA National President’s Award winner. Picture: Supplied Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group is the country’s best development project, taking out the top gong at the UDIA National Awards for Excellence. Picture: SuppliedA 20-LEVEL Brisbane apartment project has been named the best development in the country, winning a coveted national award ahead of hundreds of others.ARIA Property Group’s South Brisbane project, Botanica Residences, was won the Urban Development Institute President’s Award, making it the best of the best of around 500 projects across the country. Aria Property Group managing director Tim Forrester, UDIA national president Michael Corcoran and Aria Property Group design manager Simon White at the UDIA national awards where Botanica Residences took the top gong. Picture: SuppliedAria Property Group design manager Simon White said the team was “extremely proud” and “delighted” with the awards.“We are delighted that our unwavering commitment to quality has been recognised in this forum. We were even more honoured to win The President’s Award which is the highest accolade bestowed by the UDIA, representing the Best of the Best in all developments and categories.”He said Aria was a strong believer in delivering the highest quality amenity for residents including its exclusive residents’ rooftop clubs with private dining rooms, theatres, gyms and yoga spaces.