Foremost it is for all practitioners and decision makers who are working within the built and natural environment, who can help tackle some of Australia’s major preventable health issues by – walking, cycling and using public transport – every day.
But it’s also for everyone who can make a difference to the overall health and wellbeing of Australians – design professionals, health professionals, the property development industry, governments and the community.
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Planning for healthier outcomes can be applied to all parts of Australia. It is just as applicable in metropolitan areas as it is in regional cities, towns, villages and remote communities.
For an overview, you may wish to download Healthy Spaces and Places: a national guide to designing places for healthy living.
The material provided within Healthy Spaces and Places focuses on how to create environments that support physical activity but does not provide in depth information on nutrition, food security and noise and air pollution.
The material provided on this website can be used freely but please acknowledge Healthy Spaces and Places as the source.
This resource was developed by a collaborative team comprising the Australian Local Government Association, the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Planning Institute of Australia and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
For more information about the people involved in the project please see Acknowledgements.
|This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.|