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Addressing Active Living through Councils’ Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework

Addressing Active Living through Councils’ Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework

The Active Living Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework (IPR) Resource has been prepared for the Premier’s Council for Active Living and the New South Wales Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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Year published: 2010
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.

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).

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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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.

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.

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.

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
Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation - City of Cockburn Case Study

Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation - City of Cockburn Case Study

Peta Turner from the Department of Health WA provided information supplied by the City of Cockburn on their successful Healthy Communities Initiative application.

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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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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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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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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Applying for Funding – Key Considerations Presentation - City of Rockingham Case Study

Applying for Funding – Key Considerations Presentation - City of Rockingham Case Study

Jo Davies from the Physical Activity Taskforce provided a case study on the City of Rockingham's research and data collection undertaken for their Community Infrastructure Plan.

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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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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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Trails Grants Presentation

Trails Grants Presentation

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

City of Wanneroo - Healthy Communities Initiative Presentation

City of Wanneroo - Healthy Communities Initiative Presentation

Toyah Tinworth from the City of Wanneroo provided an overview of the local government's experiences thus far after receiving Healthy Communities Initiative funding.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Walkability Checklist

Walkability Checklist

At the Active Transportation Seminar on the 7th April 2011, the following walkability checklist was provided as a guide for identifying issues and areas for improvement, in terms of the the walkability and bikeability of communities.

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Heart Foundation Walkability Checklist

Heart Foundation Walkability Checklist

The National Heart Foundation has developed a checklist, as a national consumer advocacy tool, that asks community residents to be the ‘eyes and feet’ of their Local Government council to provide feedback on the ‘walkability’ of their local neighbourhoods.

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Year published: 2011
A Guide to Governing Shared Community Facilities – Victoria 2010

A Guide to Governing Shared Community Facilities – Victoria 2010

Developed by the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development, these guidelines provide practical information about the governance of shared community facilities and the tools and documents needed to support good governance.

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Year published: 2010
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
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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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
Pedometer Challenge Checklist

Pedometer Challenge Checklist

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

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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.

Promoting Physical Activity and Active Living in Urban Environments

Promoting Physical Activity and Active Living in Urban Environments

Developed by the World Health Organization, this booklet concisely overviews the best available evidence on physical activity in the urban environment and makes suggestions for policy and practice based on that evidence.

What is a Bicycle User Group?

What is a Bicycle User Group?

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a Bicycle User Group (BUG) does; how local governments support their BUGs; how to start a BUG; and, information for those in country towns or regional centres.

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What is a Local TravelSmart Guide?

What is a Local TravelSmart Guide?

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a Local TravelSmart Guide is; what are the benefits of having a guide; who provides the information for the guide; how much the guide costs to produce; how the guide can be promoted and distributed and where to find out more information.

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Year published: 2011
What is Active Transport?

What is Active Transport?

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what active transport is; what the benefits are; how local governments can encourage active transport; and, what local governments are already doing to encourage active transport.

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What is a TravelSmart School?

What is a TravelSmart School?

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: What a TravelSmart School is; what the benefits of a TravelSmart school are; and, how Local Governments support TravelSmart schools.

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What is a Local Government TravelSmart Officer?

What is a Local Government TravelSmart Officer?

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a Local Government travelSmart Officer is; what the benefits of employing a TravelSmart Officer are; what a TravelSmart officer does; what TravelSmart Officers have achieved so far; and, how to hire a TravelSmart Officer.

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Making Workplaces TravelSmart

Making Workplaces TravelSmart

Developed by the Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, this fact sheet explains: what a TravelSmart workplace is; what the benefits of a TravelSmart workplace are; how local governements can support TravelSmart workplaces, what TravelSmart workplaces have already done; what a Workplace Travel Plan is; and, how to find out more information.

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Year published: 2011
TravelSmart Program

TravelSmart Program

The Taskforce, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, developed a series of TravelSmart fact sheets to assist local governments, individuals and relevant organisations in understanding the TravelSmart program and the benefits it has to offer.

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Year published: 2011
How to Promote Walking for Local Governments

How to Promote Walking for Local Governments

The Physical Activity Taskforce, with support from Healthway and the National Heart Foundation - WA Division, developed this guide to assist agencies that wish to promote walking. It draws from the experiences and examples of local governments and other agencies and groups who are successfully promoting walking in their community.

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Year published: 2007
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
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.

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
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.

City of Rockingham 'Step It Out In Rockingham'

City of Rockingham 'Step It Out In Rockingham'

The resource produced by the City of Rockingham showcases five walks in different suburbs.

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Year published: 2009
Shire of Mukinbudin 'Botanical Walk'

Shire of Mukinbudin 'Botanical Walk'

The resource developed by the Shire of Mukinbudin outlines a 4.6 kilometre walk around the township.

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Year published: 2008
City of Joondalup 'Walking Maps - Be Active'

City of Joondalup 'Walking Maps - Be Active'

The City of Joondalup booklet showcases a walking route in every suburb of the City.

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Year published: 2008
Shire of Irwin 'Walk Dongara Denision'

Shire of Irwin 'Walk Dongara Denision'

The resource developed by the Shire of Irwin outlines 12 walks around the township of Dongara Denison and the coastline.

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Year published: 2008
Shire of Busselton 'Walk-Cycle Busselton'

Shire of Busselton 'Walk-Cycle Busselton'

The Shire of Busselton publication 'Walk-Cycle Busselton' showcases five local walking and cycling routes.

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Year published: 2008
Shire of Dandaragan 'Turquoise Way Walk'

Shire of Dandaragan 'Turquoise Way Walk'

The resource developed by the Shire of Dandaragan showcases a walk along the Jurien Bay coastline.

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Year published: 2008
City of Belmont Walk Maps

City of Belmont Walk Maps

Walk maps are located on pages 20 to 21 of the City of Belmont, Leisure, Art & Cultural Guide 2008. The resource includes four walk trails set amongst local waterways.

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Year published: 2010
Town of Bassendean 'Wicked Walks'

Town of Bassendean 'Wicked Walks'

The 'Wicked Walks' resource was developed by the Town of Bassendean in 2008. It includes walk maps for three local suburbs and provides a good example of the type of walking resources Local Governments can produce to encourage the community to get more active.

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Year published: 2008
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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Local Activity Grants Evaluation

Local Activity Grants Evaluation

The Local Activity Grants program offered matched grants for local governments and community groups to encourage new and innovative approaches to increasing physical activity. The grants recognised a sustainable increase in physical activity requires a cross-government, multi agency approach.

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Year published: 2010

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