Great Public Spaces Toolkit
The Great Public Spaces Toolkit is a collection of free resources to support local government, government agencies, industry and the community. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is developing tools that anyone can use to support planning, managing and creating better and more vibrant public spaces.
More case studies, tools and guidance will be added to the Toolkit over time.
Draft Evaluation Tool for Public Space and Public Life
Hear from Dr. Caroline Butler-Bowdon, Executive Director - Public Spaces (DPIE) and the City of Sydney and Wagga Wagga City Council about their experiences using the Evaluation Tool.
Watch the recording of our webinar exploring the draft Evaluation Tool with an international panel, bringing together world leaders from Gehl, Project for Public Spaces, PlacemakingX and our Public Spaces team to discuss how to create vibrant, meaningful public spaces.
Great Public Spaces Guide
The Great Public Spaces Guide is an introduction to understanding the meaning of place, and the elements that contribute to create a great public facility, open space or street. The beautifully illustrated guide outlines an approach for how spaces become places, to assist communities, industry, local and state government to create great public spaces that are full of life. The guide aims to inform future planning, design and investment, building a case for long-term change. It supports the draft Evaluation Tool.
Credit: Illustrations by Gregory Baldwin
How to stay in touch
For more information about the draft Evaluation Tool for Public Space and Public Life or the Great Public Spaces Guide, please email us at PublicSpace@planning.nsw.gov.au