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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.

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.

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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Year published: 2011
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.

Built Environment - Literature Review

Built Environment - Literature Review

The University of New South Wales' Healthy Built Environments Program (HBEP) has completed a major scholarly literature review (2011) examining the role of the built environment in supporting human health as part of everyday living.

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Year published: 2011
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.

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.

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
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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Year published: 2011
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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Year published: 2011
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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Year published: 2011
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.

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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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
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.

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
SpaceShaper

SpaceShaper

SpaceShaper is a practical toolkit to measure the quality of a public space before investing time and money in improving it.

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Year published: 2007
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.

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
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.

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
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
Submission - Inquiry into the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children & Young People in WA (Oct. 2010)

Submission - Inquiry into the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children & Young People in WA (Oct. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment on the 'Inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in WA'.

Submission - Mental Health Towards 2020     (Sept. 2010)

Submission - Mental Health Towards 2020 (Sept. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment, to the Mental Health Commission, on the consultation paper 'Western Australia – Mental Health Towards 2020'.

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
Healthy by Design – Tasmania 2009

Healthy by Design – Tasmania 2009

Developed by the Heart Foundation (Tasmania) and the Premier's Physical Activity Council, Healthy by Design: A Guide to Planning and Designing Active Environments for Tasmania, is a resource that aims to assist planners and subdivision engineers in developing healthy and cost effective spaces that are conducive to active living.

Healthy Spaces & Places

Healthy Spaces & Places

Healthy Spaces and Places is a national guide for planning, designing and creating sustainable communities that encourage healthy living.

Australian Early Development Index

Australian Early Development Index

The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) provides a measure of young children's development from a population perspective. The AEDI is used to provide a snapshot of the current state of children's development within communities all over Australia.

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Year published: 2006

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