Better Placed is an integrated design policy for the built environment of NSW. It seeks to capture our collective aspiration and expectations for the places where we work, live and play. It creates a clear approach to ensure we get the good design that will deliver the architecture, public places and environments we want to inhabit now and those we make for the future.

GANSW defines a well-designed built environment as being:

A well-design built environment

A well-designed built environment

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Better Placed defines seven objectives for good design:

Objectives for Good Design

Objectives for good design

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Strategy for Action, Evaluating Good Design and Implementing Good Design are short documents prepared in response to a request from practitioners using GANSW Better Placed policy. They are practical tools to assist in the delivery, evaluation and implementation of good design

Better Placed confirms our collective wishes for the future design of our infrastructure, architecture, and public spaces, and endorses the power of design to enable a better and resilient future for our communities.

Peter Poulet

Former NSW Government Architect