State and territories have various guidelines that address more local issues for design of healthy places. The resources available here provide practical guidance on creating supportive environments for physical activity and healthy eating.
Each state and territory applies their own variation of design guidelines. However, Healthy Spaces and Places is the overarching document for all of these more local guidelines.
For more information on Heart Foundation state or territory work, please contact Health information Service on 1300 36 27 87
ACT Active Living Forum
Our Health, Our City! Outcome Report
The forum aimed to explore how we can collaborate to improve the built environment and make the ACT a more liveable, active and healthy place to live. Held in August 2010, the forum brought together representatives from 46 organisations. The forum was a key activity for the first year of the Heart Foundation Active Living project, which is supported and funded by ACT Health.
Healthy by Design Victoria
Healthy by Design is for municipal councils to increase environmental support and opportunities for people to be physically active in their daily lives. Councils incorporate the message through unique initiatives and programs that, in a variety of ways, enable people to be active in their local community.
Food Sensitive Planning and Urban Design (FSPUD)
A resource for planners and urban designers that examined how the built environment could better support the food system including production; processing and transporting; consumer access; waste and reuse of food. This project brought together consultants from different disciplines to map and synthesise the agendas of healthy urban planning, sustainability and public health.
Space for Active Play
Space for Active Play builds on work achieved through the Healthy by Design project. The initiative involves the selection of parks for redesign as natural spaces for older children's active play.
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Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods
This brochure highlights the results of our survey and provides some basic guidance to the development industry on how new developments can appeal to the market demand for healthy neighbourhoods.
Development and Active Living: Designing Projects for Active Living
The PCAL Development and Active Living Resource assists Councils (and the State Government) with the
preparation of Active Living policy documents, and advises consultants/ on matters for consideration, and design and siting action that will promote Active Living in development proposals.
Healthy by Design Tasmania
These guidelines provide design considerations for walking and cycling routes, streets, local destinations, open spaces, public transport and strategies for fostering community spirit. This resource also takes into account some of our natural advantages in Tasmania, including our hilly topography and broad open spaces.
Active, healthy communities
A resource package for Local Government to create supportive environments for physical activity and healthy eating. It is divided into parts that reflect the way councils plan and implement corporate policy through:
- Corporate and operational plans
- planning schemes
- local laws
- individual programs in departments
Good for Business - Discussion Paper (Nov 2011)
Healthy by Design (in 2012)
The Streets for People Compendium for South Australian Practice was developed by the SA Active Living Coalition in response to an identified need to support a South Australian practice of designing people-friendly streets. It is about putting people first and creating pedestrian and cycle friendly environments making our communities more vibrant, safe and healthy.
The Compendium provides a rationale for designing streets that work for people by overviewing strategic and policy imperatives, summarising learnings from successful national and international redesign cases, by drawing the reader’s attention to other useful resources and by putting forward a series of principles to shape street design practices for the South Australian context
The Compendium is now available on the South Australian Active Living Coalition website.
Healthy Active by Design
Draws together a variety of design considerations and provides practical guidance for the education, health, transport, planning and development sectors to support and promote healthy active living.