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Greener Places Design Guide

The Draft Greener Places Design Guide was on public consultation from 25 June to 28 August. Thank you to all who have provided feedback.

The draft guide provides information on how to design, plan and implement green infrastructure in urban areas throughout NSW. It focuses on:

  • Open space for recreation:  green infrastructure for people
  • Urban tree canopy: green infrastructure for adaptation and resilience and
  • Bushland and waterways: green infrastructure for habitat and ecological health

The draft guide provides strategies, performance criteria and recommendations to assist planning authorities and design and development communities to deliver green infrastructure.

GA Newtown

We received 110 submission providing valuable feedback on the draft guide which will be used to inform the new Design and Place SEPP being developed in 2020/1.

For more information on the draft guide, the consultation outcomes report, case studies and a webinar please visit the GANSW website.

Attachments (2)

Draft Design Guide
Greener Places Design Guide – What We Heard Outcomes Report


  • On Exhibition

    The consultation is open for public comment.

  • Under Consideration

    We'll be reviewing what you told us.

  • Made and Finalised

    The final outcomes of this consultation will be documented here.

Consultation period


More information

Exhibiting agency or agencies: DPIE
Exhibition location: NSW Planning Portal