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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Liftout Summary

The Active Living for All: Liftout Summary is a quick reference guide (A3 size) that accompanies Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016. The liftout outlines the vision, mission, priorities and strategies for action by sector (e.g. planning and health) and setting (e.g. school and the workplace) in activating people and places.

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Year published: 2011
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).

Healthway Strategic Plan

Healthway Strategic Plan

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

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.

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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Year published: 2008
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.

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.

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
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 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.

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.

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 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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Year published: 2010
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.

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 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.

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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Year published: 2009
TravelSmart Local Government Program - Evaluation Summary

TravelSmart Local Government Program - Evaluation Summary

This document summarises the evaluation process and findings of the TravelSmart Local Government program. The evaluation was carried out by independent review in April - July 2011. The TravelSmart Local Government program supports local government to reduce car dependency in their communities through the employment of a TravelSmart Officer.

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Year published: 2011
TravelSmart Workplace Program - Evaluation Summary

TravelSmart Workplace Program - Evaluation Summary

The following document is a four page summary of the TravelSmart Workplace Program evaluation which was carried out by independent evaluation in April - July 2011. The evaluation summarises the evaluation process, findings and recommendations for enhancing the program. The TravelSmart Workplace program supports employers and site managers to reduce car trips to their workplaces and enable active, sustainable travel choices.

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TravelSmart Program Evaluation - Final Report (July 2011)

TravelSmart Program Evaluation - Final Report (July 2011)

The Western Australian Department of Transport commissioned Marsden Jacob Associates (MJA) to undertake the "Evaluation of TravelSmart Local Government and Workplace Programs".

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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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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.

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.

Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

The Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute is a leading-edge, internationally recognised research, teaching and policy advice provider in sustainability. There are a number of publications and discussion papers on the CUSP website which deal with the uptake of active transport and the design of environments which are conducive to healthy, active lifestyle choices.

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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.

Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods

Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods

Developed by the Heart Foundation, this brochure highlights the results of consumer preferences for healthy developments and provides some basic guidance to the development industry on how new developments can appeal to the market demand for healthy neighbourhoods.

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.

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 & 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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Year published: 2011
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.

Act Belong Commit

Act Belong Commit

Keeping mentally healthy is just as important as staying physically healthy and it’s as easy as A-B-C: Act-Belong-Commit.

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National Physical Activity Plan (US)

National Physical Activity Plan (US)

The Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. The Plan is the product of a private-public sector collaborative. Hundreds of organisations are working together to change our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active.

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Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

With dramatically rising rates of overweight and obesity, “healthy living” needs to become a way of life for more Canadians. Making healthy food choices, staying physically active and maintaining a healthy weight are essential to good health, and key areas of focus for the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Alberta Centre for Active Living

Alberta Centre for Active Living

The Alberta Centre for Active Living is an advocate of physical activity and a primary source of research and education on physical activity for practitioners, organisations and decision-makers. The Centre's mandate is to improve the health and quality of life for all people through physical activity. The website also links to a wide range of resources from other organisations on many aspects of physical activity, including workplace, children and youth, older adults and preventing chronic diseases

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SPARC: Sport and Recreation New Zealand

SPARC: Sport and Recreation New Zealand

SPARC is dedicated to getting New Zealanders enjoying and excelling through sport and recreation. SPARC focuses on providing opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in recreation every day and getting more New Zealanders winning on the world stage. SPARC's priority areas are Young New Zealanders (0-18 years), Grassroots Sport, Recreation, Partner Capability and High Performance.

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City of Stirling: It's Your Choice - Handy Guide

City of Stirling: It's Your Choice - Handy Guide

Created by the City of Stirling the guide encourages residents to get off the couch and enjoy the wonderful surroundings the City has to offer while living a healthy and active life.

Physical Activity and Health Alliance

Physical Activity and Health Alliance

The Scottish Physical Activity and Health Alliance is a network that engages a variety of people from different sectors and professions who are involved in the promotion of physical activity and health in Scotland. It helps to inform people, connect people with others and to aid policy development and implementation.

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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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Year published: 2011
Fit Body, Fit Mind & Soul (links to external site)

Fit Body, Fit Mind & Soul (links to external site)

Developed by the Department of Communities Office for Youth, this toolkit contains a number of fact sheets to help young people deal with conflicting demands on their time, stress from work and school, and expectations from family, friends and colleagues. It is a young person's guide in the pursuit of positive mental and emotional health.

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Active Transportation Walkability and Cyclability Checklist

Active Transportation Walkability and Cyclability Checklist

The checklist provides a mechanism to assess the walkability and bikeability of a local area.

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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.

Department of Health & Ageing

Department of Health & Ageing

This website provides a range of information and initiatives on healthy eating, regular physical activity and overweight and obesity to assist all Australians to lead healthy and active lives. Key initiatives include: Get set 4 Life - Habits for Healthy Kids; The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program; Healthy Spaces and Places; Community and Schools Grants Program; Learning from Successful Community Obesity Initiative; Healthy Weight information and resources; and, How do you measure up?.

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ActiveSmart

ActiveSmart

ActiveSmart is a world-first physical activity participation program model based on the internationally recognised strategy used by the TravelSmart program. It uses tailored information, resources and personal contact to motivate and encourage households to participate in physical activity.

Get Active Gold Coast

Get Active Gold Coast

An initiative of the Gold Coast Physical Activity Alliance, designed to encourage the adoption of an active and healthy lifestyle. The website provides information about local events, physical activity opportunities, sporting organisations and healthy eating.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Blueprint for an Active Australia

Blueprint for an Active Australia

Developed by the National Heart Foundation, 'Blueprint for an active Australia' provides key information to help governments, organisations, associations and agencies formulate a national physical activity plan for action.

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.

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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City of Fremantle

City of Fremantle

The City of Fremantle Physical Activity Strategic Plan aims to provide a framework and a set of objectives to assist the City to plan, develop, implement and evaluate physical activity programs and services into the future.

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City of Belmont: 10 000 Steps Challenge

City of Belmont: 10 000 Steps Challenge

Seeking to establish a sustainable program for promoting and educating local residents about the benefits of physical activity, the City of Belmont coordinated 10,000 steps programs.

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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