The office of the Government Architect NSW provides strategic design leadership in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture.
At GANSW we:
- Champion - Promote, educate and advocate for design awareness and excellence on behalf of Government, its agencies and partners
- Connect - Foster public and private sector partnerships, collaboration and design collaboration across built environment initiatives
- Advise - Provide strategic and independent advice and quality review to support best practice and outcomes for design projects
By integrating design expertise, we work across government, the private sector and the community to improve social, environmental and economic outcomes for NSW and all of our communities.
In acknowledging the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the land and their unique cultural relationships to place, GANSW seeks to uphold the idea that If we care for Country - It will care for us.
Greener Places is a draft policy produced by GANSW to guide the design, planning, design and delivery of Green Infrastructure in urban areas across NSW.Find out more about green infrastructure and the policy
Design Guide for Heritage (New)
This document offers a resource for good design in heritage places. It is a collaboration between GANSW and the Heritage Council of NSW.Design Guide for Heritage (New)
Environmental Design in Schools (New)
This manual can be read alongside the GANSW Design Guide for Schools which provides guidance on new schools and major upgrades in NSW. It has been prepared by GANSW in collaboration with Schools Infrastructure NSW.Environmental Design in Schools (New)
Urban Design in Regional NSW (Draft)
This draft has been prepared specifically for regional NSW. It provides guidance for creating healthy built environments in regional areas of the State. It is a collaboration between GANSW and Department of Planning and Environment.Urban Design for Regional NSW (Draft)
It is essential that as we all look to the future, that we are ambitious, that we put good design front and centre, leaving a legacy that we can look back on and be proud of 200 years from now.
Minister for Planning