NewActon and the Kingston Arts precincts were the big winners at the planning industry's ACT awards ceremony on Wednesday night.
The Planning Institute of Australia's 2015 ACT Awards for Planning Excellence deemed NewActon worthy of the "Great Place Award", while the Kingston Arts Precinct received the gong for Best Planning Ideas in the "large project" category.
The NewActon development has already won a string of local, national and international awards, including the Canberra Medallion from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, and the London-based Building Awards' Best International Group Project.
The Planning Institute of Australia's ACT president, Michael Jollon said the precinct was an example of high-quality design in Canberra.
"It represents the coming-of-age of our city's urban environment as we enter our second century," he said.
Kingston Arts Precinct was praised for the "innovative approaches" designers took to create "a viable and vibrant mixed-use arts precinct".
Tait Waddington's Obelia Tait took out the Young Planner of the Year Award "for her ability to work effectively across the fields of architecture, urban design and planning".