NICS and Qld Conservatorium sites win at Interactive Media Awards


The National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS) website- developed in partnership with Hammond Street Developments - and the Queensland Conservatorium Events (Conevents) website have both been awarded ‘Outstanding Achievement Awards’, at the Interactive Media Awards (IMAs).

Held annually, the IMAs are international awards designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the internet, by recognising organisations and individuals for their outstanding achievements.

On receiving the awards, Reading Room Australia CEO, Sarah Vick, was honoured to be recognised for excellence in website design and development.

“The Interactive Media Awards are a highly sought-after prize, and this nod from IMA is a demonstration of our ability to generate world-class work and capitalize on our close working relationships with our clients,” Sarah said.


The NICS site is an Australian Government Initiative, developed to address the lack of information available to the public and industry about social and economic projects.

Featuring a striking design, the site uses a simple, yet effective, one-level navigation structure to get users to the content quickly and to keep them engaged for longer. The NICS website is truly a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information on major infrastructure projects being delivered by state, territory and commonwealth governments across Australia.

Judged on design, content, functionality, usability and standards compliance, the NCIS website scored 477 out of a possible 500 points and was one of only 11 sites in the Government category to win an award in the 'Government' category (out of 189 entrants).

Queensland Conservatorium Events

Featuring a highly interactive and stunning design, the Conevents website is aimed at music lovers interested in finding out information about current and upcoming events.

The site also features a number of clever widgets, including an events calendar that allows users to search for events based on a variety of methods – keyword, date range, category, etc.

The Conevents site was the only Australian website to win an award in the ‘Arts and Culture’ Category and one of only a handful Australian web sites to win an IMA in 2012.

For more information on the NICS site visit or to view the Queensland Conservatorium Events page visit