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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Year published: 2011
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.

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.

Trails Grants Presentation

Trails Grants Presentation

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

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.

An Australian Vision for Active Transport

An Australian Vision for Active Transport

This report, prepared by the Australia Local Government Association, Bus Industry Confederation, Cycling Promotion Fund, National Heart Foundation of Australia and International Association of Public Transport, calls on the Australian Government to make a major commitment to driving active transport in Australia.

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.

Submission - Office of Energy (April 2011)

Submission - Office of Energy (April 2011)

The Taskforce has reviewed the Energy2031 Strategic Energy Initiative Directions Paper and, in this submission, has provided a number of comments for consideration by the Office of Energy in the process of developing the Strategic Energy initiative.

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.

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.

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.

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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Relevance: International
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
Ben Kent Presentation

Ben Kent Presentation

Ben Kent's presentation drew on his experience in the youth sector to share what he has learnt regarding young people's value and desire when it comes to keeping active.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - 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'.

Walk Maps

Walk Maps

The Taskforce compiled examples of walk maps developed by local governments. These maps make it easier for people to be active by cycling, walking or using public transport while doing their everyday activities.

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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.

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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