Parramatta City Council would like to congratulate to the 2011 Ideas on Edge winners, who have all taken out the top spot in this year’s competition:
Winner - Parramatta Islands

Mr Peter Bednar and Zack Cooley) – Arkansas, USA (Parramatta Islands)

Winner - Vertical Farming and Laneway Jetties

Mr Rick Hill, Leon McBride and Josh Spillane ­– Brisbane  (Vertical Farming and Laneway Jetties)


Innovation Ecosystem








Mr Daniel Griffin and Mark Tyrrell ­– Sydney (Innovation Ecosystem)

Arts  Prize


Miguel Lasala, Anne-Sophie Demare Starkville, Mississippi. USA

Highly Commended

William Fong, Li Vee Tan, Cheok Quen Loke, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Ed Lippmann, Warren Isles, Melissa Koronel, Tim O’Sullivan

The winners were selected after hours of deliberation and awarded for their innovation, the ability to leverage on the site’s waterfront exposure, river activation and viability for a commercial development.

The Ideas on Edge competition received more than 150 entries from countries, including designs from the United Arab Emirates, China, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom and America. More than 40 per cent of submissions were international.

The judging panel was chaired by Chris Brown, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, and comprises of Professor Janice Reed, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Western Sydney; columnist and author, Elizabeth Farrelly, Sydney-based architect and Executive Chairman of Hassell, Professor Ken Maher and Roman Dechnicz, life member of Parramatta Chamber of Commerce.

Parramatta City Council will now take on board all of the ideas submitted when creating a functional brief for the site. Council will also consider the long term master planning of the whole site. An Expression of Interest will be issued later this year.

The public can view the Ideas on Edge Exhibition at Riverside Theatre (Church Street, Parramatta) from Thursday 9 June to Thursday 23 June.

The public can vote online or at the Exhibition for their favourite design. A People’s Choice Award and $5,000 will be awarded to the submission selected by the public. Check out the gallery to choose your favourite.