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.

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


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.