The role of the State Architect was to:
- Advocate quality design and sustainable built outcomes for the state.
- Provide strategic and independent advice to Government on matters relating to planning, urban design, architecture and heritage.
- Form collaborative working relationships with state agencies and stakeholder groups to develop a shared vision of the built environment
- Develop best practice guidelines to create better and more sustainable urban environments and buildings.
The first State Architect resigned in January 2012 and since then the position has remained vacant.