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Public Space Ideas Competition

Public Space Ideas Competition winners announced

Winning entries for the Public Space Ideas Competition were announced on 4 November 2020, with voting for a People’s Choice Award to run for two weeks in the Sydney Morning Herald in November.

The Ideas Competition aims to shape a new conversation about public space in Sydney and is being delivered in partnership with the Committee for Sydney. More than 500 entries were received after a call went out in August for public submissions that reimagine, inspire, create, include and bring awareness to public spaces across Greater Sydney.

Watch the Public Space Ideas Competition judging video:

See the winning ideas

A panel of experts decided on the winning entries across eight categories. They were chosen from a field of more than 500 applications.

1 / 8
Best Public Facility Idea: The Modern Carpark
2 / 8
Best Resilient Public Space Idea: Unlocking South Sydney's Blue-Green Grid
3 / 8
Best Open Space: Urban micro-meadows
4 / 8
Best Street and/or Plaza Idea: My street is a park
5 / 8
Best Temporary and/or Low-Cost Public Space Idea: 30kph limit for non arterial roads
5 / 8
Best Student Award: Common(s) Utilities
7 / 8
Best Children and Young People Award: A Bushland Experience
8 / 8
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Award: Greening pipes to cool Sydney’s west

Category winners

  1. Best Public Facility Idea: The Modern Carpark, Canterbury Bankstown Council
  2. Best Resilient Public Space Idea: Unlocking South Sydney's Newest Blue-Green Grid, RobertsDay
  3. Best Open Space Idea: Urban micro-meadows, Cred Consulting
  4. Best Street and/or Plaza Idea: My street is a park, Georgina DeBeaujeu
  5. Best Temporary and/or Low-Cost Public Space Idea: 30 kph limit for non arterial roads, The Walking Volunteers
  6. Best Student Award: Common(s) Utilities, Janelle Woo and Gracie Grew
  7. Best Children and Young People Award: A Bushland Experience, Bianca Hales and Molly Flanagan
  8. Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Award: Greening pipes to cool Sydney’s west, ARUP

People's Choice Award

The public have voted for their favourite idea that will improve Sydney's public spaces:

View the poll

Partners

The Public Space Ideas Competition is aligned to the Premier’s Priority to deliver great public spaces. It is also part of The Festival of Place, a year-long program of virtual and physical events exploring, celebrating and reimagining our civic places.

For more information about the competition please visit Public Space Ideas Competition website.

Festival of Place

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Great Public Spaces Toolkit

The Great Public Spaces Toolkit is a collection of free resources for local government, government agencies, industry, and the community to support more, better and activated public spaces.

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