The State Design Review Panel (SDRP) delivers independent, consistent design quality advice on projects that have or will undergo assessment by the state. The program provides a best-practice state-wide approach to the review of State Significant projects, precincts and infrastructure.

SDRP panellists are independent and highly qualified design professionals. They represent a variety of skills across design in the built environment and bring a diversity of experience and insight. Panel members have cross disciplinary expertise in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, Aboriginal and European culture and heritage and sustainability.

The SDRP contributes to good design by offering practical advice which proponents can action. It provides a structured forum in which critical issues can be raised early in the development process, helping proponents to make well-informed decisions about the design development of proposals. It is highly valued by the Department’s Planning and Assessment Group and contributes to the coordination and streamlining of approval processes by providing confidence to the consent authority and other decision makers on the design quality of projects.

The SDRP was launched as a pilot program in April 2018 to test and demonstrate best practice design review. The pilot program responded to the identification of design review as a necessary process to support evaluation of the design quality of State Significant proposals by DPIE assessment teams. Over two years of operation as a pilot program, the SDRP provided advice on over 100 projects worth close to $9 billion. Projects include schools, hospitals, university research and teaching buildings, public institutions, student and affordable housing, concept plans for new precincts, sport facilities and private mixed-use developments.

In November 2020, the SDRP was formalised to an ongoing model with an expanded pool of panellists and the addition of a team of State Government Design Champions. The panel now includes six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members with expertise in design and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage to champion opportunities to Design with Country.

The SDRP is led and managed by GANSW.

SDRP sessions must be booked via the SDRP digital portal below. To register for an account, visit the NSW Planning Portal and for useful resources including quick reference guides, visit the Planning Portal’s support pages.

If you require assistance using the Planning Portal please contact ServiceNSW for assistance on
1300 305 695 or email info@service.nsw.gov.au.

 

You can read more about the NSW SDRP program below.

NSW State Design Review Panel Introduction - PDF, 755KB, 12 pages

Read the SDRP Introduction brochure

NSW State Design Review Panel Terms of Reference - PDF, 60.3KB, 4 pages

Read the Terms of Reference

NSW SDRP program: Guidelines for project teams GANSW advisory note - PDF, 60 KB, 4 pages

Read the Guidelines for Project teams

NSW SDRP Panel Members and State Government Design Champions are listed below:

 

  • Adam Haddow, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Amanda Roberts, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Amanda Sturgeon, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Andrew Cortese, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Andrew Nimmo, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Angelo Candalepas, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Anita Panov, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Anna Chauvel, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Ben Hewett, State Government Design Champion
  • Bianca Pineda, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Bill Tsakalos, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Carroll Go-Sam, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Cathryn Chatburn, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Che Wall, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Chi Melhem, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Chris Major, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Claire Beattie, State Government Design Champion
  • Craig Kerslake, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Daniele Hromek, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • David Burge, State Government Design Champion
  • David Logan, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • David Tickle, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Diana Griffiths, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Diane Jones, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Digby Hall, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Elisabeth Peet, State Government Design Champion
  • Elizabeth Carpenter, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Emili Fox, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Esther Dickins, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Fiona Young, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Francoise Lane, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Gabrielle Morrish, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Gareth Collins, State Government Design Champion
  • Garth Paterson, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Geoffrey London, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Grace Mortlock, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Graham Jahn, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Guy Sturt, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Hannah Tribe, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Helen Lochhead, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Ingrid Mather, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Jefa Greenaway, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Jillian Comber, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Jocelyn Jackson, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Joe Agius, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • John Choi, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Joshua French, State Government Design Champion
  • Judy van Gelderen, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Julie Lee, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Kate Luckraft, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Ken Maher, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Kim Crestani, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Krista McMaster, State Government Design Champion
  • Laura Harding, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Libby Gallagher, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Liz Westgarth, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Lucy Creagh, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Malcolm Middleton, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Marc Deuschle, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Mark Tyrrell, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Maryam Gusheh, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Matthew Bennett, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Matthew Chan, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Matthew Pullinger, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Matthew Taylor, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Michael Tawa, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Michelle Cramer, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Mungo Smith, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Nathalie Ward, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Nicole Leuning, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Oi Choong, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Paul Berkemeier, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Paul Stoller, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Paul Walter, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Penny Collins, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Penny Fuller, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Peter Mould, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Peter Phillips, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Peter Poulet, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Peter St Clair, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Peter Titmuss, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Peter Watts, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Philip Graus, State Government Design Champion
  • Philip Pollard, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Qianyi Lim, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Rebecca Wark, State Government Design Champion
  • Richard Nugent, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Rod Simpson, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Roger Jasprizza, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Sarah Varghese, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Shaun Carter, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Shelley Penn, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Simon Kilbane, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Sophie Dyring, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Stephanie Barker, State Government Design Champion
  • Stephen Neille, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Tamara Donnellan, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Tanya Vincent, State Government Design Champion
  • Tony Caro, NSW SDRP Panel Member
  • Wade Sutton, State Government Design Champion