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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.

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.

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.

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.

City of Perth 'Walking and Jogging Routes'

City of Perth 'Walking and Jogging Routes'

The "Walking and Jogging Routes in the City of Perth" pocket guide has been developed with the entire community in mind and provides all the information you need to know about the best walking and jogging routes in the City of Perth.

Amendments to WA Bicycle Regulations

Amendments to WA Bicycle Regulations

On 30 August 2011 amendments to Western Australian bicycle regulations were announced. A key amendment is that adults are now permitted to ride a compliant* power assisted pedal cycle (PAPC) on shared paths with the power engaged.

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Year published: 2011
Sitting Less for Adults - Heart Foundation Fact Sheet

Sitting Less for Adults - Heart Foundation Fact Sheet

Developed by the National Heart Foundation, this fact sheet outlines why sitting less is better for your health, what the recommendations for sitting are and some practical suggestions on how you can reduce your sitting time.

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.

International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Global Health

International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Global Health

The following international physical activity advocacy resource was developed by the World Heart Federation in collaboration with Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA), IASO and HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth). The resource makes a strong case for promoting physical activity as a priority for policy, school curricula, and community activity.

Weight Related Public Messages - Risk of Harm

Weight Related Public Messages - Risk of Harm

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration has developed a report which looks at the unintended consequences of campaigns and resources that provide weight-related messages.

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Year published: 2011
12 Attributes of Bikeway Networks

12 Attributes of Bikeway Networks

The following one page document by Paul-Andre Larose, Ph.D. Ontario, Canada, lists the twelve key attributes necessary for a successful bikeway network which encourages and supports the uptake of active transport.

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 4 to 7

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 4 to 7

The year 4 to 7 (middle school) 4th R Curriculum Resource package aims to provide guidance for educators using Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps programs and will assist schools in choosing from the diverse range of programs on offer.

Eat Well Play Well: A Guide for Parents

Eat Well Play Well: A Guide for Parents

Developed by the Department of Education, with funding support from the Physical Activity Taskforce, this booklet for parents has been developed to help tackle the increasingly serious issues of childhood obesity and inactivity.

Building Spaces and Places for Children and Young People

Building Spaces and Places for Children and Young People

This publication by the Commissioner for Children and Young People highlights positive examples of how working with children and young people can lead to better outcomes in the built environment. The publication aims to complement other resources available in this area.

The 4th R Curriculum Resource

The 4th R Curriculum Resource

Recognising the diverse requirements on principals and educators in committing to out of school learning opportunities, the Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps have developed some tools to aid teacher planning and identification of learning outcomes from school camps and physical activity programs.

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 8 to 10

The 4th R Curriculum Resource - Years 8 to 10

The year 8 to 10 4th R Curriculum Resource package aims to provide guidance for educators using Department of Sport and Recreation - Recreation Camps programs and will assist schools in choosing from the diverse range of programs on offer.

PHAIWA - Public Health Advocacy Toolkit

PHAIWA - Public Health Advocacy Toolkit

Developed by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia, this toolkit is a practical resource that supports and encourages health professionals and interested organisations to engage in advocacy.

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Year published: 2010
A Guide to Governing Shared Community Facilities – Victoria 2010

A Guide to Governing Shared Community Facilities – Victoria 2010

Developed by the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development, these guidelines provide practical information about the governance of shared community facilities and the tools and documents needed to support good governance.

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Year published: 2010
Managing Shared Facilities Resource

Managing Shared Facilities Resource

The Taskforce's Built Environment Schools Working Group is developing a resource on managing shared facilities, such as school ovals, swimming pools and recreation centers. The aim of the resource is to develop a suite of tools that provide practical guidance on the management and governance of shared use facilities in the community.

Public Health Planning

Public Health Planning

Developed by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia this resource is designed as a comprehensive and community based Public Health Plan that can be implemented, evaluated and sustained.

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Year published: 2011
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
Integrated Planning & Reporting

Integrated Planning & Reporting

The Department of Local Government developed the guidelines to assist local governments in undertaking strategic planning.

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Year published: 2010
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.

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
Designing Out Crime Planning Guidelines

Designing Out Crime Planning Guidelines

Produced by the Western Australian Planning Commission the Designing Out Crime Planning guidelines are intended to provide local government, government agencies, town centre management, the development industry and planning and design practitioners with an understanding of the principles of designing out crime.

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Year published: 2006
Healthy Environments Healthy Children

Healthy Environments Healthy Children

The Heart Foundation and the Western Australian Council of State School Organisations (WACSSO) have developed a resource - a guide advocating for walking, cycling and other health issues - to assist parent groups to influence their school community to make positive changes to their environment, making it easier for children to lead healthy, more active lives.

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Year published: 2009
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.

Guidelines for Older Australians

Guidelines for Older Australians

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for older people, including recommendations on the type and intensity of activities.

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Year published: 2006
Guidelines for Children (12 - 18yrs)

Guidelines for Children (12 - 18yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for children between 12 and 18 years of age. It also provides ideas for getting active and explains the reasons to be active and limit screen time.

Guidelines for Children (5 - 12yrs)

Guidelines for Children (5 - 12yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for children aged 5-12 year old. It includes information on why physical activity is important, the type of activity that is recommended and how you can help in supporting children to be active and healthy.

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Year published: 2004
Guidelines for Adults

Guidelines for Adults

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity guidelines for adults, including ideas on how to increase daily physical activity levels.

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Year published: 2005
Guidelines for Children (0-5yrs)

Guidelines for Children (0-5yrs)

Developed by the Department of Health and Ageing, this brochure outlines the national physical activity recommendations for children aged 0-5 years. It also provides tips and ideas to help you include more activity in your child’s day.

Urgent Move on Physical Activity

Urgent Move on Physical Activity

Developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce, this brochure provides facts and statistics on physical activity levels and the rising obesity rates in Western Australia.

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.

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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