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Policy, Planning and Strategy Documents

 

This section contains a list of key policy drivers at a global, federal, state and local level that have the potential to influence and embed active living principles in their important plans and strategies.


Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016
, the new five year physical activity framework for the State, along with a physical activity planning guide for Local Government, sample physical activity plans and past Taskforce reports, plans and submissions are also available.

 

Global Policy, Planning and Strategy Documents

These are the international drivers that provide a summary of the evidence and actions needed for national action on physical activity.

Global Health Risks and Action Plan

Global Health Risks and Action Plan

The World Health Organization: Global Health Risks and Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases is a key document written primarily for the community of international development partners, as well as those in government and civil society concerned with urgent action to address the rapidly increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle -income countries and its serious implications for poverty reduction and economic development.

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Relevance: International
Year published: 2009
Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity was launched in May 2010 by Global Advocacy for Physical Activity and has become a key advocacy document for government and NGO's around the world.

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Relevance: International
Year published: 2010
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.

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Relevance: International
Year published: 2012

Federal Policy, Planning and Strategy Documents

These national strategies impact the active living agenda and provide strategic guidance to the States and Territories.

Australia's First National Primary Health Care Strategy

Australia's First National Primary Health Care Strategy

The National Primary Health Care Strategy (the Strategy) represents the first comprehensive national policy statement for primary health care in Australia. It provides a road map to guide current and future policy and practice in the Australian primary health care sector.

Australian National Preventive Health Agency - Strategic Plan 2011-2015

Australian National Preventive Health Agency - Strategic Plan 2011-2015

The Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) is Australia's first national preventative health agency with the capacity to lead, support and coordinate health prevention and health promotion efforts. This document outlines the ANPHA's strategic plan for 2011 - 2015 and will guide the new agency through its establishment and first few years.

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Relevance: National
Year published: 2011
Australian Sport: The Pathway to Success

Australian Sport: The Pathway to Success

As part of the 2010-11 Budget, the Australian Government has announced its new direction for Australian sport. The Minister for Sport, Kate Ellis MP, released the Australian Government’s new sport vision Australian Sport: The Pathway to Success which is backed by $195 million in extra funding, the largest-ever injection into Australian sport.

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Relevance: National
Year published: 2010
Closing the Gap Strategy

Closing the Gap Strategy

A national integrated Closing the Gap strategy has been agreed through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia. It is a commitment by all Australian governments to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians, and in particular provide a better future for Indigenous children.

National Agreements

National Agreements

National Agreements contain the objectives, outcomes, outputs and performance indicators, and clarify the roles and responsibilities, that will guide the Commonwealth and States in the delivery of services across the relevant sectors.

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National Disability Strategy

National Disability Strategy

The National Disability Strategy outlines a 10-year national policy framework to guide government activity across six key outcome areas and to drive future reforms in mainstream and specialist disability service systems to improve outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers. It represents a commitment by all levels of government, industry and the community to a unified, national approach to policy and program development. This new approach will assist in addressing the challenges faced by people with disability, both now and into the future.

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Relevance: National
Year published: 2011
National Early Childhood Development Strategy

National Early Childhood Development Strategy

On 2 July 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed the National Early Childhood Development Strategy- Investing in the Early Years. In jointly developing the Strategy, the Australian, state and territory governments have signalled their intention to take a leadership role in early childhood development now and into the future.

National Mental Health Plan

National Mental Health Plan

The fourth National Mental Health plan sets an agenda for collaborative government action in mental health for five years from 2009, offers a framework to develop a system of care that is able to intervene early and provide integrated services across health and social domains, and provides guidance to governments in considering future funding priorities for mental health.

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Relevance: National
Year published: 2009
National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health

National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health

The National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH) was announced by the Council of Australian Government (COAG) on 29 November 2008.

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Year published: 2011
National Preventative Health Strategy

National Preventative Health Strategy

The Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon, launched the National Preventative Health Strategy on 1 September 2009. The Strategy provides a blueprint for tackling the burden of chronic disease currently caused by obesity, tobacco, and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is directed at primary prevention and addresses all relevant arms of policy and all available points of leverage, in both the health and non-health sectors.

National Volunteering Strategy

National Volunteering Strategy

The National Volunteering Strategy sets out the Australian Government’s vision for volunteering in Australia over the next 10 years. The aim of the strategy is to ensure that by 2021 volunteering is encouraged, supported and recognised by all Australians.

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Year published: 2011
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.

Sport and Active Recreational Policy Framework

Sport and Active Recreational Policy Framework

The National Sport and Active Recreational Policy Framework (the Framework) was developed by Commonwealth, state and territory government departments responsible for sport and recreation, with feedback provided by a range of national sporting organisations, active recreation organisations and peak bodies.

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Year published: 2011
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.

State Policy, Planning and Strategy Documents

These State drivers provide an integrated and coordinated response to deliver a whole of government and whole of community approach in tackling physical inactivity.   

These strategies and plans are also key to the success of increasing physical activity levels in Western Australia and provide an opportunity to embed the active living principles and drive this agenda forward to create change.

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).

Arts & Culture Sector Policy Framework 2010-2014

Arts & Culture Sector Policy Framework 2010-2014

Creating Value articulates the principles, outcomes and strategies that will guide the activities of the Department of Culture and the Arts for the next five years.

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Relevance: State
Year published: 2010
Classroom First Strategy

Classroom First Strategy

Classroom First describes a comprehensive set of actions by staff at all levels to support high quality classroom teaching. It also recognises the role of central and regional offices to create the best possible environment for schools to operate.

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Relevance: State
Year published: 2008
Count Me In - Disability Future Directions Strategy

Count Me In - Disability Future Directions Strategy

Western Australia will look substantially different in 15 to 20 years time. Western Australians will live in changed economic, social and environmental circumstances. With this in mind, the Count Me In: Disability Future Directions strategy sets out 13 priorities to shape a good future for people with disability, families and carers that will also benefit many other Western Australians.

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Relevance: State
Year published: 2010
Department for Communities Strategic Plan

Department for Communities Strategic Plan

The Department for Communities has developed a new strategic plan for 2011-2015. The Strategic Plan outlines the Department's vision, purpose, values and strategic priorities for the next five years.

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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Relevance: State
Year published: 2002
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.

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.

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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Relevance: State
Year published: 2012
Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for WA

Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for WA

The Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for Western Australia 2011-2015 - is Western Australia's key policy document that outlines strategies which seek to prevent and reduce the adverse impacts of alcohol and other drugs in Western Australia.

Healthway Strategic Plan

Healthway Strategic Plan

The Healthway Strategic Plan 2008-2011 sets key directions for Healthway and identifies Healthway's goals and strategies.

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
Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business

Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business

The Mental Health Commission has a ten year strategic policy Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business.

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.

State Planning Strategy

State Planning Strategy

Developed by the Western Australian Planning Commission, the State Planning Strategy provides strategies aimed at achieving the main planning principles for Western Australia. It is to be used as a guide when planning and designing long term land use. The plan supports a whole of government approach.

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Year published: 1997
Strategic Directions 5 (SD5)

Strategic Directions 5 (SD5)

WA’s sport and recreation industry has been guided by three to five-year strategic directions since 1997, giving the industry a framework in which to operate and develop. It has also guided State Government decision-making and funding directions and has been the catalyst for the achievement of a range of industry outcomes.

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Year published: 2011
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.

Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020

Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020

Towards Zero, produced by the Office of Road Safety, considers road safety for metropolitan, regional and remote road users and is based on research about the best solutions to WA’s unique road safety problems.

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Year published: 2009
Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007-2020

Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007-2020

The Walk WA Walking Strategy was developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce to assist the community and all organisations and agencies involved in walking throughout Western Australia.

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Year published: 2007
Walk WA: Walking Strategy Appendices

Walk WA: Walking Strategy Appendices

This Appendices document accompanies the Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007 – 2020 (Walk WA) document.

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Relevance: State
Year published: 2012
Western Australia Health Act 1911

Western Australia Health Act 1911

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to public health.

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Year published: 2011
Western Australian Health Promotion Strategic Framework 2007-2011

Western Australian Health Promotion Strategic Framework 2007-2011

Produced by the Department of Health, the framework outlines the strategic directions for promoting healthier and safer lifestyles for the Western Australian population.

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Year published: 2007

Local Policy, Planning and Strategy Documents

The new integrated planning and reporting program gives local governments a framework for establishing local priorities and to link this information to operational functions.  This list represents a range of local government strategies and plans that impact directly and indirectly the active living agenda.  They provide the potential to embed active living principles in local planning processes, policies, plans and programs.

  • Strategic Community Plan
  • Local Planning Schemes and Strategies
  • Local Structure Plans
  • Asset Management Plans
  • Major Infrastructure/Works Strategies
  • Community Safety Strategies
  • Sport and Recreation Plans
  • Early Years Plans
  • Physical Activity Plans
  • Workforce Strategies
  • Health and Wellbeing Strategies
  • Health Impact Assessments
  • TravelSmart Plans
  • Cycle Plans
  • Footpath Strategies
  • Community Development Plans
  • Active Ageing Strategies
  • Youth Strategies
  • Tourism Strategies
  • Disability Access and Inclusion Plans
  • Culture and Arts Strategies
  • Environmental Plans

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.

Policy, Planning and Strategy Documents Yet to be Released

Some of the key policy and planning documents which impact on the active living agenda are not yet released including the:

Once available, they will be added to this page.