The City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy: Context, Genesis and Operation



This chapter provides an overview of the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy (CDP) formally adopted in 2000, and its developmental progress to its present form by 2012. It has been designed, reviewed and implemented as a key initiative of the City’s pursuit for design excellence along with the City’s growing aspiration for a global city in the twenty-first century. The chapter outlines a contextual and historical backdrop on the broader design-led planning initiatives that have formulated and interacted with the policy’s genesis and evolution. Then, it details the provisions and operations of the CDP, and the incorporation of it as a design review phase into the development approval process.


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  1. 1.UNSW SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of CanberraCanberraAustralia

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