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Active Living 101 Seminar

The Physical Activity Taskforce conducted the Active Living 101 Seminar on Wednesday 4 April 2012 at the Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre. Over 80 people attended. The key messages presented were about active living and the importance of activating people and places for the health and wellbeing of our community.

UK National Planning Policy Framework

UK National Planning Policy Framework

The National Planning Policy Framework is a key part of government reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, to protect the environment and to promote sustainable growth and improve wellbeing.

Social Cities

Social Cities

Humans are social animals: relationships are critical to our wellbeing. Indeed, a lack of face-to-face contact can put our health at risk. This understanding has inspired the Grattan Institute's new report, Social Cities. It looks at ways to make cities better places to live by increasing our opportunities to connect with other people.

Creating Places for People: Urban Design Protocol

Creating Places for People: Urban Design Protocol

Creating Places for People is a collective commitment to best practice urban design in Australia. The protocol is the result of two years of collaboration between peak community and industry organisations, and governments at all levels.

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.

Draft Public Transport Plan for Perth 2031

Draft Public Transport Plan for Perth 2031

The newly released Public Transport for Perth in 2031 document is the State Government’s vision for improved and expanded public transport in Perth.

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).

Directions 2031 and beyond

Directions 2031 and beyond

Directions 2031 is a high level spatial framework and strategic plan that establishes a vision for future growth of the metropolitan Perth and Peel region; and it provides a framework to guide the detailed planning and delivery of housing, infrastructure and services necessary to accommodate a range of growth scenarios. Directions 2031 encompasses all land within the metropolitan Perth and Peel region schemes, an area that is also referred to as the city or metropolitan region in this report.

Sustainable Australia - Sustainable Communities, a population strategy

Sustainable Australia - Sustainable Communities, a population strategy

On Friday 13 May 2011, the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, the Hon Tony Burke MP, released Sustainable Australia – Sustainable Communities: A Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia.

National Urban Policy - Our Cities, Our Future

National Urban Policy - Our Cities, Our Future

On 18 May 2011, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport released Our Cities, Our Future - A National Urban Policy for a productive, sustainable and liveable future.

Professor Fiona Bull Presentation

Professor Fiona Bull Presentation

Professor Bull, from the Centre for Built Environment and Health - School of Population Health, presented on the global physical activity agenda and how this can help inform local direction to your community.

Mark Fenton Presentation

Mark Fenton Presentation

Mr Fenton shared his knowledge on how to create more active places and people in your community – leading to more liveable, sustainable, and productive cities and towns.

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.

Built Environment - Literature Review

Built Environment - Literature Review

The University of New South Wales' Healthy Built Environments Program (HBEP) has completed a major scholarly literature review (2011) examining the role of the built environment in supporting human health as part of everyday living.

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Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

The Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute is a leading-edge, internationally recognised research, teaching and policy advice provider in sustainability. There are a number of publications and discussion papers on the CUSP website which deal with the uptake of active transport and the design of environments which are conducive to healthy, active lifestyle choices.

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12 Attributes of Bikeway Networks

12 Attributes of Bikeway Networks

The following one page document by Paul-Andre Larose, Ph.D. Ontario, Canada, lists the twelve key attributes necessary for a successful bikeway network which encourages and supports the uptake of active transport.

Walkability Audit Tool

Walkability Audit Tool

Developed by the Department of Transport (July 2011) the Walkability Audit Tool is a tool for use by officers of local government authorities, consultants and community groups. The tool assists local governments in identifying issues to improve pedestrian safety, accessibility and amenity and to identify appropriate countermeasures.

Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods

Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods

Developed by the Heart Foundation, this brochure highlights the results of consumer preferences for healthy developments and provides some basic guidance to the development industry on how new developments can appeal to the market demand for healthy neighbourhoods.

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.

Submission - WA Planning Commission Rural Policies (June 2011)

Submission - WA Planning Commission Rural Policies (June 2011)

In this submission the Taskforce outlined it's support for the objectives of the overarching planning framework for rural land use planning within Western Australia and the principle changes being proposed within SPP 2.5. The Taskforce provides a number of comments for consideration by the Western Australian Planning Commission in SPP 2.5 and the implementation policies contained in DC Policy 3.4.

Sport England

Sport England

Sport England is the government agency responsible for building the foundations of sporting success, by creating a world-leading community sport environment of clubs, coaches, facilities and volunteers.

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Submission - Draft Pilbara Planning and Infrastructure Framework (May 2011)

Submission - Draft Pilbara Planning and Infrastructure Framework (May 2011)

In this submission the Taskforce outlines it's support for the intent to provide a strategic planning profile and direction for the Pilbara region and provides a number of comments for consideration by the Pilbara Regional Planning Committee and the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Submission - RDA Perth Draft Regional Plan (May 2011)

Submission - RDA Perth Draft Regional Plan (May 2011)

The Taskforce's Built Environment Advisory Committee has reviewed the RDA Perth Draft Regional Plan and provided a number of comments for consideration by the Perth Committee of Regional Development Australia.

Physical Activity Settings

Physical Activity Settings

There are certain settings, such as schools and the workplace, which present particularly good opportunities for initiatives aimed at increasing levels of physical activity.

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Built Environment, Infrastructure and Planning

Built Environment, Infrastructure and Planning

There is an accumulating body of evidence which demonstrates the linkages between the design of the built environment and its impact on physical activity, wellbeing and overall health.

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Western Australian Planning Commission

Western Australian Planning Commission

The WAPC is the statutory authority with statewide responsibilities for urban, rural and regional land use planning and land development matters. The WAPC responds to the strategic direction of government and is responsible for the strategic planning of the State.

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Active Healthy Communities

Active Healthy Communities

The 'Active Healthy Communities: A Resource Package for Local Government to Create Supportive Environments for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating' website and resource developed by the Queensland Government and the Heart Foundation provides practical guidance to councils to create supportive environments for physical activity and healthy eating.

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) was the government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space from 1999 to 2011. The archived website provides resources and case studies on the built environment.

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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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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.

Community Engagement in Plan Making

Community Engagement in Plan Making

The document developed by the UK Local Government Improvement and Development and Planning Advisory Service provides advice to help develop an appropriate and effective approach to engaging with communities in plan-making to help shape the place they live to create better and more sustainable communities.

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Year published: 2010
built4kids

built4kids

built4kids has been developed by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People to help create built environments that meet the needs of children and young people.

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Year published: 2009
Age-friendly Built Environments

Age-friendly Built Environments

Developed by the Australian Local Government Association this resource includes six fact sheets which cover a range of age-friendly built environment issues, which are relevant to local councils including case studies.

Healthy by Design – Victoria 2004

Healthy by Design – Victoria 2004

Prepared by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (Victoria Division), Healthy by Design: A Planners' Guide to Environments for Active Living has been developed with the aim of making it easier for planners to incorporate, into daily planning decisions, design considerations that positively impact on the health and well being of all Victorians.

Physical Activity Grants and Funding Matrix

Physical Activity Grants and Funding Matrix

A number of physical activity related funding opportunities provided by non-government, local, State and federal agencies have been identified.

Submission - Review of the Regional Development Commissions (Jan 2011)

Submission - Review of the Regional Development Commissions (Jan 2011)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment on the review of the functions and responsibilities of Regional Development Commissions, to assist in the development of a reform agenda for regional development and in implementing the review’s recommendations.

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Year published: 2011
SpaceShaper

SpaceShaper

SpaceShaper is a practical toolkit to measure the quality of a public space before investing time and money in improving it.

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Year published: 2007
A Healthy City Is An Active City

A Healthy City Is An Active City

This WHO planning guide provides a range of ideas, information and tools for developing a comprehensive plan for creating a healthy, active city by enhancing physical activity in the urban environment.

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Year published: 2008
Heart Foundation Position Statement: The Built Environment And Walking

Heart Foundation Position Statement: The Built Environment And Walking

The built environment is directly associated with physical activity, particularly walking. To encourage and facilitate walking for transport and walking for recreation, the Heart Foundation makes recommendations for adult Australians, the health sector, governments and planners that include changes to the built environment and multi-level strategies, such as public education.

Michael Quirk Presentation

Michael Quirk Presentation

Michael Quirk's presentation provides a practical example of how Local Governments can successfully apply State Planning Policy Development Contributions for Infrastructure 3.6 and what it means in reality.

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.

Submission - Central Metropolitan Perth Sub-regional Strategy (Dec 2010)

Submission - Central Metropolitan Perth 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 Central Metropolitan Perth Sub-regional Strategy.

Built Environment Research & Reference List

Built Environment Research & Reference List

The Physical Activity Taskforce Built Environment Advisory Committee collated a list of current research and reference material relating to the built environment and its impact on healthy and active lifestyles.

City of Perth: Get Active In The City

City of Perth: Get Active In The City

Building on a Physical Activity Plan already created, the City of Perth sought to develop an urban environment that supports physical activity and to promote resources to inform the community of local physical activity opportunities.

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Year published: 2011
Shire of Mukinbudin: Walk To Fitness Program

Shire of Mukinbudin: Walk To Fitness Program

Interest from the community has lead the Shire of Mukinbudin to prioritise walking as an alternative to sport, which has resulted in upgrades of infrastructure and walking maps and groups now available.

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Year published: 2011
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.

Submission - Inquiry into the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children & Young People in WA (Oct. 2010)

Submission - Inquiry into the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children & Young People in WA (Oct. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment on the 'Inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in WA'.

Submission - Mental Health Towards 2020     (Sept. 2010)

Submission - Mental Health Towards 2020 (Sept. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment, to the Mental Health Commission, on the consultation paper 'Western Australia – Mental Health Towards 2020'.

Liveable Neighbourhoods

Liveable Neighbourhoods

Liveable Neighbourhoods is an operational policy for the design and assessment of structure plans and subdivision for new urban areas in the metropolitan area and country centres.

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Year published: 2007
UWA - Centre for the Built Environment

UWA - Centre for the Built Environment

The Centre for the Built Environment and Health is part of the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia. The centre plans to strengthen research in the area of urban environments and how they meet the needs of specific age groups.

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Healthy by Design – Tasmania 2009

Healthy by Design – Tasmania 2009

Developed by the Heart Foundation (Tasmania) and the Premier's Physical Activity Council, Healthy by Design: A Guide to Planning and Designing Active Environments for Tasmania, is a resource that aims to assist planners and subdivision engineers in developing healthy and cost effective spaces that are conducive to active living.

Healthy Spaces & Places

Healthy Spaces & Places

Healthy Spaces and Places is a national guide for planning, designing and creating sustainable communities that encourage healthy living.

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
Draft Western Australia Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan

Draft Western Australia Bicycle Network (WABN) Plan

The Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2012 to 2021 details the continuing development of metropolitan and regional cycling facilities.

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Year published: 2012
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.

Healthy Active by Design

Healthy Active by Design

The Healthy Active by Design project (HABD) will see the development of a guide and website that links planning and health to support physical activity. The project is currently under development and due for completion by August 2013.

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