2017 Australian Urban Design Awards: Commendation for Policies, Programs and Concepts – Large Scale

Transport for New South Wales Urban Design Guidelines by Transport for New South Wales Precincts and Urban Design Team.

Jury citation:

The jury recognizes the potential for the Transport for New South Wales Urban Design Guidelines to embed strong urban design principles and sustainability initiatives throughout the delivery of road and rail projects.

The jury commends Transport for New South Wales for taking leadership and employing a peer review process for each of the guidelines developed. The jury acknowledges the consultation undertaken within the transport sector, including review by urban design, heritage and public art experts.

The guidelines aim to promote a sense of consistency across transport projects by describing urban design objectives for heavy and light rail and commuter carparks, as well as identifying actions that can be taken to meet them. This helps to ensure that communities across the state can experience a similar level of service and connectivity when taking public transport.

The guidelines also emphasize the importance of this network – not only in moving people, but also in creating quality, designed spaces that invite connection. This document identifies, embeds and monitors the inclusion of urban design principles in public transport infrastructure, from concept through to delivery.

Contributing authors: Julie Mackenzie (Tonkin Zulaika Greer), James Fitzpatrick (Fitzpatrick + Partners), Marla Guppy (Guppy and Associates)

Related topics

More award

See all
Domic by James Birrell Design Lab Winners announced: 2020 QLD Landscape Architecture Awards

The Queensland chapter of AILA has awarded 17 projects from a total of 68 submissions.

Kambri, Australian National University (ANU) by Aspect Studios in association with Lahznimmo Architects Winners announced: 2020 ACT Landscape Architecture Awards

Three projects received Awards of Excellence and seven projects were the recipients of Landscape Architecture Awards across the state program.

Sunvale Community Park by Brimbank City Council Winners announced: 2020 VIC Landscape Architecture Awards

Twenty-six projects were awarded across 12 categories from a total of 50 entries.

Mahon Pool Amenities and Maroubra Seals Swimming Clubhouse by Sue Barnsley Design. Winners announced: 2020 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards

Awarded projects include a garden that celebrates the heritage of Sydney’s Chinatown; a conservation framework for a major urban park; and an Indigenous dance ground …

Most read

Latest on site