Healthy Spaces and Places
The Healthy Spaces and Places national planning guide was launched by the Hon Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery on 12 August at the Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) summit at Parliament House.
The environments we live in today have a big influence on how active we are. The Department of Health and Ageing has funded a unique partnership between the Australian Local Government Association, the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Planning Institute of Australia for the Healthy Spaces and Places project.
The Healthy Spaces and Places project aims to promote the on-going development and improvement of built environments where Australian people live, work and play. The collaboration has produced a web-based national planning guide with practical tools, case studies and guidelines, to assist planning and design practitioners to incorporate active living principles into the built environment.
To learn more, please visit www.healthyplaces.org.au
A hard-copy promotional document, Healthy Spaces and Places: a national guide to designing places for healthy living is also available to order.