To ensure consistency across public sector communications and improve the recognition of NSW Government projects, revised NSW Government Brand Guidelines have been produced. This will ensure the correct use of the NSW Government Waratah logo on all advertising, signage and external facing government communications.
Effective from 7 August 2017, the revised NSW Government Brand Guidelines explain the principles behind the brand and how to correctly apply the NSW Government logo in communications. Key updates include:
Exemptions may only be granted by the Cabinet Standing Committee on Communication and Government Advertising. The Department of Premier and Cabinet firstname.lastname@example.org should be consulted on any planned exemption applications.
Funding Acknowledgment Guidelines for Recipients of NSW Government Grants have also been developed to ensure consistency in the acknowledgement of funding contributions to projects across the state. NSW Government agencies responsible for administering funding schemes are required to ensure the recipients of funds adhere to the requirements in the new guidelines. In order for there to be a legally binding requirement to acknowledge the Government’s funding, the obligation must be set out in the funding agreement entered into with the funding recipient. Template funding agreements would need to contain an obligation on the part of the funding recipient to acknowledge the NSW Government’s funding and to comply with the Funding Acknowledgement Guidelines in providing that acknowledgement.
Timeframes for implementation
NSW Government agencies are required to implement the NSW Government Brand Guidelines and Funding Acknowledgment Guidelines for Recipients of NSW Government Grants prospectively from 7 August 2017.
Both guidelines are available on the Department of Premier and Cabinet website http://sc.dpc.nsw.gov.au/branding/
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