Healthy Spaces & Places Healthy Spaces & Places

Getting the Message Out

The resources and materials below are to assist with promoting and advocating for healthier environments and include fact sheets, newsletters, presentations, journal articles and submissions. The Image Gallery on this website is a further source of materials that will be useful when preparing reports, submissions, presentations, talks etc. This material can be used but please acknowledge the source.

Media Releases

29/10/12 - Government focus on active travel welcomed


Walking, Riding and Access to Public Transport Draft Report for Discussion (October 2012)

Submission to Productivity Commission – Planning, Zoning and Development Assessment’ (July 2010)

Submission to Our Cities – Building a productive sustainable future Discussion Paper (March 2011)

Submission to House of Representatives Inquiry into Obesity (June 2008) 

Submission to the National Preventative Health Taskforce (December 2008)


Key Messages

Healthy Spaces and Places: An Overview

Healthy Spaces and Places Brochure

Fact Sheet 1 - About Health and the Built Environment

Fact Sheet 2 - About the Project


Advocacy Material

Healthy Spaces & Places - Briefing Notes

Healthy Spaces & Places - Briefing Notes, Community

Healthy Spaces & Places - Community Letter Template

Healthy Spaces & Places - Connectivity

Healthy Spaces & Places - Design Principles

Healthy Spaces & Places - Key Points

Healthy Spaces & Places - Parks and Open Space

Healthy Spaces & Places - Strategic Planning Document, Sample words



PIA National Congress (March 2011)

EAROPH Adelaide (November 2010)
Walk 21 Conference, The Hague, Netherlands (November 2010)
3rd International Urban Design Conference, Canberra (August 2010)
Healthy Cities Conference, Brisbane (July 2010)
International Union Health Promotion ‘Sustainable development & public health” – Geneva (July 2010)
AHPA Conference, Melbourne (June 2010)
International Congress on Physical activity & Public Health – Toronto (May 2010)
International Planning Congress PIA/NZPI, Christchurch (April 2010)
Healthy Parks Healthy People Conference – Melbourne (April 2010)
National Obesity Summit (March 2010)
Be Active 09 Conference, Brisbane (October 09)

Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) Conference Presentation (August 09)

Health and Planning Presentation for Advocacy (June 09)

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) Presentation - Part 1 (May 09)

IPWEA Presentation - Part 2 (May 09)

Presentation to ACT Urban Development Seminar Series, University of Canberra (April 2008)

Healthy Cities Conference Taiwan Presentation - Part 1 (March 2009)

Healthy Cities Conference Taiwan Presentation - Part 2 (March 2009)

Journal Articles

National Urban Policy Discussion Paper (November 2010)

ACT Active Living Forum Outcome Report (September 2010)

An Australian Vision for Active Transport  (August 2010)

AIHW Health and the Environment Report (March 2010)

Australian Planner (June 2009)

Planning a Healthier Environment, Australasian Leisure Management (January/February 2009) 

Urbecon, SGS Economics & Planning - V2 (2009)



Planning Institute of Australia ACT Division Awards for Planning Excellence 2010

Finalist  in 2010 ACT Health Promotion Awards

Last updated on 12th February, 2013

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