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Updated: 11 September 2012

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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.

Sharing School Facilities Research

Sharing School Facilities Research

A new research brief from Active Living Research summarises research on community access to school sport and recreation facilities outside of school hours, as well as studies that examine the shared use of school facilities and programs with other community groups or agencies. It also describes challenges commonly associated with the shared use of recreational facilities, and opportunities for policy-makers at the state and local level.

Prime Minister's Olympic Challenge

This year, in the lead up to and during the 2012 London Olympic Games, Australian primary school children will be able to participate in the Prime Minister’s Olympic Challenge. The Prime Minister’s Olympic Challenge is a sport challenge for individuals and groups. Children can undertake sporting activities and accrue points towards gold, silver and bronze awards by recording their activities on the website. A rewards scheme will give children the opportunity to receive certificates and other prizes, including sporting equipment and visits from athletes. The more time spent doing a sporting activity and the wider variety of Olympic sporting activities that children try, the better! Unstructured and structured sporting activity can be included in the participant’s tally. For example, a child can earn points by playing a game of tennis or soccer and also for time spent playing an “at home” version (eg hitting a tennis ball against a wall, playing tennis using a rope as a net with friends after school, or completing a “marathon” running to and from the shops with the dog). Participants can also include activity in non-Olympic sports in the Challenge eg if a child plays rugby or netball, time spent playing that sport can count too.

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National Urban Design Forum 2012

The National Urban Design Forum 2012 will be held in Melbourne and Bendigo, Friday to Sunday 20-22 April. The central theme for NUDF2012 is urban design in regional cities across Australia, where 20+% of our population lives. It’s on again, and it includes another train trip! The National Urban Design Forum 2012 will be held in Melbourne and Bendigo, Friday to Sunday 20-22 April. In the NUDF tradition, it will be a busy weekend with about 80-90 urban design enthusiasts from across Australia visiting interesting locations, productively exploring issues – and enjoying good food and wine. So pencil it in your diary now as it is likely to be booked out. The central theme for NUDF2012 is urban design in regional cities across Australia, where 20+% of our population lives. We will explore the role of Local, State and Federal Government in regional cities, and consider the education/skill development needs. We will look at the work being undertaken by private sector designers and developers in making sure regional cities are part of our low carbon sustainable future.

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Active Transport Website

Active Transport Website

The Active Transport website has been created by the Department of Transport to bring together the Department's cycling and walking activities and behaviour change programs (TravelSmart and Living Smart).

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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.

Making Change Happen

Concerns that too many policies and programs do not deliver the benefits expected of them when they are rolled out in the “real world” of everyday practice has led an increasing number of researchers, policymakers and service providers to question what needs to happen when policies and program initiatives are implemented on the ground to ensure they achieve what they set out to achieve. This emerging field of inquiry is referred to as Implementation Science. To explore how we can improve the implementation of policies and programs to more effectively deliver better health, education and wellbeing outcomes for Australia, the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) and the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) have combined forces to organise Australia’s first-ever Implementation Conference.

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Busting BANANA Myths: Perception and Reality

Opposition to change within Western Australian society is a well noted and often lamented drag on the growth and prosperity of the State. Malcolm Mackay of Mackay Urban Design will attempt to dispel many of the common myths associated with development through an understanding of the gap between what communities want and what they need.

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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.

Angie Leighton - Happy Productive Employees

Angie Leighton - Happy Productive Employees

Angie Leighton, Blooming Minds WA, presents some staggering statistics regarding the prevalence of mental health issues in Australia, what the cost is for workplaces and the importance of developing, implementing and reviewing your workplace mental health policies.

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Paul Taylor - Economic Benefits of Active Employees

Paul Taylor - Economic Benefits of Active Employees

Paul Taylor's presentation focuses on the link between cognitive function and vigorous physical activity, making a strong case for increased investment in workplace health programs for significantly increased workplace productivity through reduced absenteeism and presenteeism.

Healthy Active Workplaces Presentation

Healthy Active Workplaces Presentation

Professor Paul Taylor, Director of the Body-Brain Performance Institute and Angie Leighton, Blooming Minds WA present evidence on the real cost of poor employee health.

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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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Shire of Capel

Shire of Capel

The sport and recreation plan includes six key objectives of - access, equity and safety; partnership development; facility development, management and maintenance; community programming for increased participation; volunteer investment and development; and communication networks.

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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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WA Walking Strategy 2007-2020 - Appendices

WA Walking Strategy 2007-2020 - Appendices

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

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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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Appendices

Appendix of Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016.

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4. Applying the Framework

Section four of Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016.

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3. The Framework

Section three of Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016.

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2. The Importance of Physical Activity

Section two of Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016.

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1. Introduction

Section one of Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016.

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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.

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