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Healthy Spaces & Places

Healthy Spaces & Places — a national program between the Australian Local Government Association, Planning Institute of Australia and Heart Foundation — has concluded

The program has been a success for planning, designing and creating sustainable communities. The Heart Foundation continues to advocate for healthy built environments.

Please visit the Heart Foundation's website for further active living & design resources or contact your local Heart Foundation office for state-based information.

For enquiries, please contact Leonie Scott, General Manager Health Outcomes, National Heart Foundation
on (03) 9090 2041 or via email

For information on Healthy Spaces & Places training, please contact:
Planning Institute of Australia,
PO Box 5427 Kingston, ACT, 2604
Phone: (02) 6262 5933

Download: The Healthy Spaces & Places Manual  (PDF)

The manual is for those working within the built and natural environment to help tackle some of Australia’s major preventable health issues by encouraging walking, cycling and the use of public transport.

It is a resource for professionals in the design, health and property development industries, governments and community groups.

Healthy Spaces & Places supports and complements planning and design initiatives throughout Australia. It is a single source of easy-to-find, practical information from experts in health, planning, urban design, community safety and transport planning.

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Sponsors This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.