Cities Revitalisation and Place

Great places are at the heart of public life. Through collaboration across local and state government, industry and the broader community, our programs aim to help reinvigorate public spaces including streets and transport hub precincts. Creating places where people feel welcomed, connected and love to be means addressing wellbeing, walkability, amenity and activation. Our programs support pilot and demonstration projects aimed at building capacity and delivering best practice place-led approaches.

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The Festival of Place

A rolling program of grants, partnerships and creative placemaking projects that encourage active transport and celebrate great public spaces across NSW.

Great Places Toolkit

A collection of Guides, Tools, Case Studies and Research for local government, state agencies, industry and the community, to support quality places and more activated cities, towns and neighbourhoods.

NSW Public Spaces Charter

The Charter identifies 10 evidence-based principles and 3 core values to support the planning, design, management and activation of quality public spaces in NSW. We invite state agencies, local governments, industry and organisations across NSW to become a Charter signatory.

Walks Near Me

A state-wide digital and interactive map to help you create walks and find out more about great public spaces close to you. 

Plan your next trip with the Walks Near Me map. Find hidden gems, great walks and new places. Add them to your walk and start your journey.

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Please note that since the 1 April 2022 the Public Spaces branch from the Department of Planning and Environment was transitioned to TfNSW and renamed Cities Revitalisation and Place. The ‘Contact us’ mailboxes and are managed by the Cities Revitalisation and Place team.