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    The Better Places and Spaces Policy was launched on 30 January 2013 by the Hon. Simon O'Brien, Minister for Finance.

    The Policy is a national first and commits Government to a leadership role in improving the quality of our public realm, raising industry and community awareness of good design, recognising value for money across the whole life of a project, and promoting sustainable design principles. An Action Plan has been developed to accompany the Policy, which identifies strategies to improve built environment outcomes, including inmplementing minimum design standards for public works and committing to a rigorous program of Design Review of key state projects.

    Better Places and Spaces was developed by the Office of the Government Architect and responsibility for its implementation also rests with the Office.

    Better Places and Spaces: A Policy for the Built Environment in Western Australia (PDF 2.0MB)

    Action Plan 2013-2014 (PDF 197kB)

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