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Submission - Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel Issues Paper (Dec 2011)

Submission - Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel Issues Paper (Dec 2011)

This submission, written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (Taskforce), provides comment on the Metropolitan Local Government Review Panel Issues Paper.

Planning and Designing for Pedestrians: Guidelines

Planning and Designing for Pedestrians: Guidelines

Revised Guidelines designed to provide clear guidance on current standards and best practice for the planning and design of pedestrian facilities in Western Australia are now available. It incorporates current Western Australian Policies, Standards and Guidelines and refers to Austroads Guide to Traffic Management and Guide to Road Design series, and relevant Australian Standards.

Diagnosis of Physical Activity in Western Australia

Diagnosis of Physical Activity in Western Australia

In 2011, as part of a broader strategic directions project, the Physical Activity Taskforce commissioned TNS Australia to conduct a diagnosis of physical activity in Western Australia.

Active Living for All

Active Living for All

Launched on Thursday 15 December 2011, the Active Living for All framework represents the strategic direction for increasing and improving opportunities for physical activity in Western Australia (WA) over the next five years (2012 - 2016).

Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Framework for Western Australia 2011-2015

Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Framework for Western Australia 2011-2015

The Strong Spirit Strong Mind – Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Framework for Western Australia 2011-2015 has been developed to provide guidance to key stakeholders, such as the alcohol and other drug sector and a broad range of government and non-government agencies, towards delivering culturally secure programs and supporting Aboriginal ways of working in order to strengthen their efforts to manage and reduce alcohol and other drug related harm in Aboriginal communities.

Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and Guidelines

Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and Guidelines

Developed as part of the State Government’s Local Government Reform Program, the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework and Guidelines provide the basis for improving the practice of strategic planning in local government.

TravelSmart Local Government Program - Evaluation Summary

TravelSmart Local Government Program - Evaluation Summary

This document summarises the evaluation process and findings of the TravelSmart Local Government program. The evaluation was carried out by independent review in April - July 2011. The TravelSmart Local Government program supports local government to reduce car dependency in their communities through the employment of a TravelSmart Officer.

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Year published: 2011
TravelSmart Program Evaluation - Final Report (July 2011)

TravelSmart Program Evaluation - Final Report (July 2011)

The Western Australian Department of Transport commissioned Marsden Jacob Associates (MJA) to undertake the "Evaluation of TravelSmart Local Government and Workplace Programs".

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Year published: 2011
Local Government Active Living Strategy

Local Government Active Living Strategy

The Taskforce developed a Local Government Active Living Strategy which aimed to support Local Government through a coordinated and collaborative approach to key issues that impact on opportunities for active living within the community.

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Year published: 2011
Planning and Developments - Public Health Considerations

Planning and Developments - Public Health Considerations

Developed by the Department of Health, the following information sheet provides guidance on public health considerations to be taken into account when planning residential estates, precincts and urban developments. The information included is intended for State Government, local governments and developers.

Submission - Draft Wheatbelt Land Use Planning Strategy (August 2011)

Submission - Draft Wheatbelt Land Use Planning Strategy (August 2011)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment on the draft Wheatbelt Land Use Planning Strategy.

Submission - Draft Stirling City Centre Structure Plan (August 2011)

Submission - Draft Stirling City Centre Structure Plan (August 2011)

This submission, written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (Taskforce), provides comment on the 'Submission - Draft Stirling City Centre Structure Plan' to assist in the development of the final city centre structure plan for the City of Stirling.

Sport for All Handout (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Sport for All Handout (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Claire Ditri from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of the Sport for All initiative as outlined in the brochure. (No PowerPoint presentation used).

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Year published: 2011
Agenda - Local Government Grants Seminar

Agenda - Local Government Grants Seminar

The agenda for the Local Government Grants Seminar held on Friday 15th July 2011.

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Year published: 2011
Other Funding Opportunities - Healthway

Other Funding Opportunities - Healthway

Information about the various Healthway Grants available to be applied for by local governments.

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Year published: 2011
Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation) - Handout

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation) - Handout

The document developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation provides local governments with sources of data collection.

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Year published: 2011
Community Profiling – Data Requirements & Sources Presentation (Department of Health) - Handout 2

Community Profiling – Data Requirements & Sources Presentation (Department of Health) - Handout 2

Given the small population numbers in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs), the Department of Health’s Epidemiology Branch is unable to provide valid and reliable prevalence estimates. However, data for the health district can be provided as outlined in this document.

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Year published: 2011
Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation - Handout

Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation - Handout

The following is a list of services and website links you may find useful when gathering information to complete your Healthy Communities Initiative grant application. This information is being provided as a service to local governments and the Department of Health, WA Local Government Association and the Physical Activity Taskforce do not accept responsibility for or endorse the content or condition of any site.

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Year published: 2011
Building Spaces and Places for Children and Young People

Building Spaces and Places for Children and Young People

This publication by the Commissioner for Children and Young People highlights positive examples of how working with children and young people can lead to better outcomes in the built environment. The publication aims to complement other resources available in this area.

Other Funding Opportunities - Senior's Week Grants - Council on the Ageing WA

Other Funding Opportunities - Senior's Week Grants - Council on the Ageing WA

Information about the Council on the Ageing WA - Senior's Week Grants.

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Year published: 2011
Other Funding Opportunities - Department for Communities Grant Information

Other Funding Opportunities - Department for Communities Grant Information

Information about the various Department for Communities Grants available to be applied for by local governments.

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Year published: 2011
Other Funding Opportunities

Other Funding Opportunities

Rebecca Fidrych from the Physical Activity Taskforce provided an overview of several grant opportunities available that had not already been outlined.

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Year published: 2011
Trails Grants Presentation

Trails Grants Presentation

Geordie Thompson from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of the Trails Grants Program.

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Susan McDonald from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of sources the department uses for community profiling.

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Year published: 2011
Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Health)

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Health)

Sarah Joyce from the Department of Health WA provided an overview of data that is available from the department and other government sources.

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Year published: 2011
Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation

Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation

Peta Turner from the Department of Health WA provided an overview of the national Healthy Communities Initiative Grants.

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund Presentation

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund Presentation

Clayton White from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.

Community Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Grants Presentation

Community Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Grants Presentation

Lisa Wheatley from the Heart Foundation provided an overview of the Community Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Grants available as part of the national Swap It, Don’t Stop It campaign.

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Year published: 2011
Community Profiling – Data Requirements & Sources Presentation (Department of Health) - Handout 1

Community Profiling – Data Requirements & Sources Presentation (Department of Health) - Handout 1

The document by the Department of Health WA is to be used by local governments to request data required for Healthy Communities Initiative grant applications.

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Year published: 2011
Applying for Funding – Key Considerations Presentation

Applying for Funding – Key Considerations Presentation

Jo Del Prete from the Physical Activity Taskforce provided an overview of considerations for local governments when applying for grants.

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Year published: 2011
Choose Active Transport Resource

Choose Active Transport Resource

The Physical Activity Taskforce, in collaboration with the National Heart Foundation (WA) and the Departments of Transport, Sport and Recreation, Education and Health, produced a Year K-7 teacher resource to foster more active transport to and from schools.

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Year published: 2011
Department of Regional Development & Lands

Department of Regional Development & Lands

The Regional Development Council is the peak advisory body to the Western Australian Government on regional development issues. The website also provides links to the nine Regional Development Commissions in Western Australia.

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Local Government Planners Association

Local Government Planners Association

The Local Government Planners Association (LGPA) serves and represents local government planners, their counter-parts in state government and the private sector. The LGPA believe that through balancing professional development and fellowship opportunities, they maximise participation and secure better outcomes for their participants.

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WA Local Government Association

WA Local Government Association

The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) advocates on behalf of all the State's local governments and negotiates service agreements for the sector. WALGA is not a government department or agency.

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Planning Institute of Australia (WA Division)

Planning Institute of Australia (WA Division)

The Planning Institute of Australia (WA Division) represents professions involved in planning Australia's cities, towns, regions and places. PIA is a not-for-profit federation of State and Territory Divisions with National Council comprising one representative from each state Division, an elected National President, and an Honorary Secretary/Treasurer.

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Managing Shared Facilities Resource

Managing Shared Facilities Resource

The Taskforce's Built Environment Schools Working Group is developing a resource on managing shared facilities, such as school ovals, swimming pools and recreation centers. The aim of the resource is to develop a suite of tools that provide practical guidance on the management and governance of shared use facilities in the community.

Guide to the WA Planning System

Guide to the WA Planning System

The guide developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation provides an overview of the Western Australian Planning system which coordinates land use and development by balancing a number of potentially competing issues relating to the economy, social and environmental matters.

Public Health Planning

Public Health Planning

Developed by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia this resource is designed as a comprehensive and community based Public Health Plan that can be implemented, evaluated and sustained.

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Year published: 2011
Integrated Planning & Reporting

Integrated Planning & Reporting

The Department of Local Government developed the guidelines to assist local governments in undertaking strategic planning.

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Year published: 2010
Western Australian Grants Directory (external link)

Western Australian Grants Directory (external link)

The Department of Local Government has developed an online grants directory to help communities and local governments in regional and metropolitan Western Australia in locating sources of financial assistance for their projects and initiatives.

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Taskforce Terms of Reference

Taskforce Terms of Reference

The Physical Activity Taskforce Terms of Reference guided the functions and activities of the Taskforce.

Designing Out Crime Planning Guidelines

Designing Out Crime Planning Guidelines

Produced by the Western Australian Planning Commission the Designing Out Crime Planning guidelines are intended to provide local government, government agencies, town centre management, the development industry and planning and design practitioners with an understanding of the principles of designing out crime.

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Year published: 2006
Katrina Elliott Presentation

Katrina Elliott Presentation

Katrina Elliott's presentation provided an overview of the State Planning Policy 3.6 Development Contributions for Infrastructure and how the policy can be interpreted to inform the planning process.

Marked Walking Trails Checklist

Marked Walking Trails Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when developing a marked walking trail.

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Year published: 2007
Walking Maps Checklist

Walking Maps Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when developing a walking map.

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Year published: 2007
Walking Group Checklist

Walking Group Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when forming a walking group.

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Year published: 2007
Walking Events Checklist

Walking Events Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when planning a walking event.

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Year published: 2007
Creating Active Communities: Physical Activity Guidelines for Local Councils

Creating Active Communities: Physical Activity Guidelines for Local Councils

Developed by the Department of Local Government, NSW Health Department, NSW Sport and Recreation, National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division). The purpose of this guide is to provide local governments with a practical resource that will assist them to encourage local communities to be more physically active.

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Year published: 2008
How To: Physical Activity Plans: A Guide For Local Government

How To: Physical Activity Plans: A Guide For Local Government

The Physical Activity Taskforce developed the following guide to assist agencies who wish to develop their own plan and to learn from the lessons of local governments who are leading the way in making physical activity a priority in their community.

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Year published: 2008
Submission - Outer Metropolitan Perth and Peel Sub-regional Strategy (Dec. 2010)

Submission - Outer Metropolitan Perth and Peel Sub-regional Strategy (Dec. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce Built Environment Committee to provide comment, to the Western Australian Planning Commission, on the Outer Metropolitan Perth and Peel Sub-regional Strategy.

TravelSmart

TravelSmart

Run by the Department of Transport, TravelSmart helps people to use cars less and to choose alternatives such as walking, cycling, and public transport.

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Find Thirty

Find Thirty

The Find Thirty every day campaign, initiated by the Heart Foundation, be active wa Physical Activity Taskforce and Department of Health, aims to increase the number of West Australian adults who are sufficiently active for good health.

Get on Track Challenge

Get on Track Challenge

An initiative of Diabetes WA, funded by the Department of Health, the Get on Track Challenge is a free, fun and entertaining team-based physical activity and healthy eating program for all WA adults.

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Year published: 2011
Development Control Policy 2.3

Development Control Policy 2.3

The Document Control 2.3 policy is based around the basic requirement that 10 percent of total land in a conditional subdivision must be given up for public open space free of charge by the subdivider. The document contains policy objectives and their implementation procedures.

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Year published: 2002
State Planning Policy 3.6 (SPP 3.6)

State Planning Policy 3.6 (SPP 3.6)

Produced by the Western Australian Planning Commission, the SSP 3.6 policy sets out the principles and considerations that apply to development contributions for the provision of infrastructure in new and established urban areas, and the form, content and process to be followed.

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