The case for good design - A guide for government
This report is an overview of the research on the impact of design of our surroundings. Read more exploring healthcare, education, workplaces, housing, justice, urban design and transport projects.
Good design publications
We raise awareness of good design, its benefits, its value and how to achieve it. Find our good design publications.
Government as 'smart client'
The revised version of ‘Government as Smart Client’ reflects recent changes in the procurement of design services, buildings and infrastructure.
Design principles: Multi-deck commuter car parks
We explore design principles for multi-deck commuter car parks and their effect on the public realm. Find our guidance note detailing design principles.
Architecture design competitions - A guide for government
This document provides guidance to government organisations on how to enable high-quality design outcomes through architecture design competitions.
Procurement case studies
These case studies provide insight into what worked well and constraints experienced on various types of projects.
We provided design and procurement advice. Find our lessons learned and suggested actions.
OVGA - A decade
Over a decade of guidance, OVGA has helped steer Victoria towards outcomes in our built environment that have become part of the heart and soul of our state.
SGS Report - The Value and Benefits of OVGA: 2021 Refresh
This report appraises the wide-reaching impact of OVGA to ensure its activities are well-resourced in the future and to maximise the benefits of good design to benefit the broader Victorian community.
Reviewed 11 May 2022