GANSW supports and promotes processes that create great design outcomes. It collaborates with other agencies and industry specialists in the preparation of webinars that focus on a range of special subject areas and emerging design policy. 

If you would like to receive information about upcoming webinars, please email to register your interest.

Past webinars:

Ocean Pools and Coastal Design

6 May 2021

Key Themes: Ocean pools in NSW, Future of ocean pools, Context of coastal development in NSW 

Speakers: Nicole Larkin with Megan Hutchison, Alicia Pozniak and Di Snape

Connecting with Country (Discussion)

4 March 2021

Key Themes: Connecting with Country, Connecting with Country Framework, Cultural awareness 

Speakers: Dillon Kombumerri, Shannon Foster, Joanne Kinniburgh, Brendan O’Brien, Diana Snape

Design and Place SEPP (Launch Webinar)

3 March 2021

Key Themes: Design and Place SEPP, Public exhibition, Explanation of Intended Effect

Speakers: Abbie Galvin, Paulo Macchia, Jillian Hopkins

Design Review: In Conversation

3 December 2020

Key Themes: State Design Review Panel (SDRP), Good Design, Design Review

Speakers: Ingrid Mather, Matthew Pullinger, Ian Lomas, Wade Sutton, Nick Byrne, Megan Fu, Carol Marra and Caroline Comino

Good Urban Design (The Levee Maitland and Riverlink Building)

5 November 2020

Key Themes: Good Urban Design, Urban Design for Regional NSW, case studies, Councils

Jane Threlfall, Alicia Pozniak, Aaron Cook, Adrian McGregor

Movement and Place in NSW

10 September 2020

Key Themes: Movement and Place in NSW, Movement and Place Framework, Practitioner’s Guide

Speakers: Marc Lane, Ben Cebuliak

Urban Design for Regional NSW

27 August 2020

Key Themes: Creating healthy-built environments, regional NSW, Implementing the Guide

Speakers: Jane Threlfall, Kate Rintoul, Jeremy Gray

Connecting with Country – Water

30 July 2020

Key Themes: Approach to water from a connecting with Country perspective, water landscapes of Sydney, Western Parkland City

Dillon Kombumerri, Mark Tyrrell

Greener Places and the Premier’s Priorities 11 & 12 (NSW)

 2 July 2020

Key Themes: Greening our City, Greener Public Spaces, green infrastructure, deliver the Premier’s Priorities across the Place, Design and Public Space team

Speakers: Abbie Galvin, Barbara Schaffer, Steve Hartley  

Design and Places SEPP

19 June 2020

Key Themes: Design and Place SEPP Discussion with Minister Stokes, engage with industry and government colleagues, provide an update about other works

Minister Rob Stokes, Abbie Galvin

Connecting with Country – Engaging with Cultural Landscapes

7 May 2020

Key Themes: Cultural Landscapes, planning and designing our built environments, historic landscaping, historic records

Speakers: Dillon Kombumerri, Colleen Morris

Aligning Movement and Place

25 June 2019

Key Themes: Movement and Place, collaboration culture, new language

Speakers: Natalia Weglarz, Marc Lane, Dan Riley

Planning for Healthy Communities - Walking and Cycling in Regional NSW

18 June 2019

Key Themes: Healthy environment, health issues, how health is linked to the built environment

Speakers: Jane Threlfall, Susan Thompson, Ben Creighton, Jaime McNamara

Designing with Country

12 June 2019

Key Themes: Aboriginal culture, how we care for Country, planning context, cultural framework

Speakers: Dillon Kombumerri, Daniele Hromek

Watch the webinar - Designing with Country

Design Guide for Heritage

14 May 2019

Key Themes: Design guide, Heritage

Speakers: Lee Hillam, Tamas Jones, Caroline Pidcock, Catherine Forbes