Public Space Ideas Competition
Public Space Ideas Competition winners announced
Winning entries for the Public Space Ideas Competition were announced on 4 November 2020. Voting for a People’s Choice Award ran for two weeks in the Sydney Morning Herald in November.
The Ideas Competition aimed to shape a new conversation about public space in Sydney and was 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.
- Best Public Facility Idea: The Modern Carpark, Canterbury Bankstown Council
- Best Resilient Public Space Idea: Unlocking South Sydney's Newest Blue-Green Grid, RobertsDay
- Best Open Space Idea: Urban micro-meadows, Cred Consulting
- Best Street and/or Plaza Idea: My street is a park, Georgina DeBeaujeu
- Best Temporary and/or Low-Cost Public Space Idea: 30 kph limit for non arterial roads, The Walking Volunteers
- Best Student Award: Common(s) Utilities, Janelle Woo and Gracie Grew
- Best Children and Young People Award: A Bushland Experience, Bianca Hales and Molly Flanagan
- 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:
- Presenting partners, Committee for Sydney and the NSW Government
- Industry partner, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
- Lead consultant, AECOM
- Media partner, The Sydney Morning Herald
The Public Space Ideas Competition is 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.