OGA Policy

The Office of the Government Architect establishes policy and practice frameworks to improve the quality of the built environment.

Design WA

Design WA is an important planning reform initiative to create an integrated suite of policy measures that encourage and enable better design outcomes from our planning system.

The OGA has championed this reform since 2005 and has worked in close collaboration with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage since 2013 to direct its development and implementation.

View the Design WA policy documents

Better Places and Spaces

‘Better Places and Spaces: A Policy for the Built Environment in Western Australia’ was released in 2013. The Policy confirms the State Government’s commitment and leadership role to improve the quality of built environment, raise awareness of the benefits of good design and recognise its role in achieving value for money.

Page last reviewed 26 November 2018
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