Evaluation plays a key role in achieving good design. This document presents a set of requirements you can use to evaluate design proposals and completed works, both large and small, throughout the life of a project. Evaluating projects against the Better Placed design objectives will provide a holistic understanding of the components that make up good design.

This document is for everyone involved with the design of the built environment in NSW.

This includes government agencies who are planning new facilities and infrastructure, building owners and managers, developers, planners, engineers, urban designers, landscape architects, architects, building designers and communities who contribute to the design of their environments – whether as decision-makers, service providers, clients or end users.