Good design depends on good process. This document presents a process that will help you to design, develop and deliver both large and small projects.

It is not intended as an instruction manual – good design is a complex, iterative process that demands a high level of skill, training and experience. Rather, this is a series of prompts to help you gain maximum value from the design process, support and advocate for good design, and make well-informed design decisions about your project.

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.