Last week, Lang Walker AO was presented the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at The Urban Developer Awards for Industry Excellence, hosted at the Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane.
Received in recognition of the city-shaping projects and contributions that Walker Corporation has made to the built environment – over the past 55 years’ – in front of a 400 strong crowd of guests.
With experience across all areas of the property spectrum, Walker has delivered over 1000 projects across Australia, the United States, Canada, Fiji and Malaysia. Several past projects have become iconic destinations today, to name a few – Woolloomooloo Wharf, Hope Island Resort and Broadway Shopping Centre.
Ahead of tackling these large scale projects, the company started life as a humble quarry and earthmoving venture. Founded in 1964 by Lang and his father Alec.
Following early success and a desire to grow, Lang and Alec tried their hand at small land sub-lot divisions, rezoning and selling blocks of land. This shift in focus resulted in rapid growth from small to large land subdivisions, before further diversifying into all areas of property development.
Fast forward to today, Walker Corporation is currently undertaking and managing – amongst others – three major mixed-use commercial city-shaping projects – Collins Square in Melbourne, Parramatta Square in Parramatta and Festival Square in Adelaide.
Mr Walker said, “We want to keep going from strength to strength and continue to raise the bar.”
“I am honoured to be recognised for this award but I’m also very proud to look back at the meaningful contribution Walker Corporation has made to communities and cities across Australia in creating great places,” he concluded.