Open space inventory

An open space inventory can be done using GIS and incorporated into a priority infrastructure plan. Some steps in the inventory and planning process include: Identifying neighbourhoods that lack open space. As a starting point, this can be done relatively quickly, by identifying green space and then transposing 400 metre and 800 metre radius circles […]

My neighbourhood maps

Maps can be a key tool in promoting physical activity. They can easily provide visual information on the locations of parks and sporting facilities, walking and cycling routes, destinations etc. This information can be combined to provide region-wide maps or local neighbourhood maps including the locations of these facilities. Key information that can be provided […]

End of trip facilities: Brisbane City Council’s ‘bike room’

Brisbane City Council has constructed a best-practice ’bike room’ for its employees. The air-conditioned end of trip facility has separate cycle tunnel entry from Bicentenial Bikeway along Brisbane River to the cycle room and non-slip green bike lanes through the car park to the cycle room. It also includes 150 bicycle racks seven female and […]

Mackay Bluewater Trail: encouraging walking and cycling

The Bluewater Trail is a key component of council’s Bluewater Activation Strategy which looks to develop a range of activities along the riverfront and inner city beachfront through leisure opportunities and selective commercial and residential projects. There are six key sites along the shared pathway including the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Sandfly Creek Environmental walkway, […]

Urban Development: SolarCity, Linz, Austria

Description: This neighbourhood built in Linz Austria has been heralded as an urban development project which has managed to address three aspects of sustainability: economic growth; ecological balance; and, social progress. Its planning started in 1992, through the development of a regional concept plan and master plan. The catalysts for its development were to address the […]

Link Mobility Corridor: Hervey Bay

The Link Mobility Corridor extends 6.2km from the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens in Elizabeth Street, Urangan and connects with the CBD in Pialba. This link follows the former rail line that once took goods to ships at the Urangan Pier. The corridor links key sites, commercial areas and residential communities. The trail is managed by […]

Local law matters: Commercial use of parks

Definition Commercial recreation activity is any activity conducted wholly or partially for the purpose of sport, entertainment, education, tourism or recreation which is carried out on a commercial basis on public or local government owned land. There has been a significant growth in personal fitness training which is pushing the need for strengthened management of […]

Active Roma: Supporting the community to get active

Description: Active Roma is a joint partnership between Roma Regional Council and Queensland Health. Active Roma also has representatives from Australian Sports Commission and Department of Communities. The aim of the program is to inspire a healthy, active Roma community through supporting residents to make healthy lifestyle choices including physical activity. History In July 2007, a […]

Brisbane Bicycle Parking

Description: Brisbane City Council is implementing a range of public bicycle parking initiatives to better serve the cyclists of Brisbane. Initiatives include: Bicycle racks – provided at over 200 locations around Brisbane Bicycle shelters – shared closed bike cages for storing bicycles implemented at public transport interchanges and shopping centres across Brisbane to improve bicycle security […]

Kelvin Grove Urban Village

The Kelvin Grove Urban Village is a master-planned community, bringing together residential, educational, retail, health, recreational and business opportunities into a vibrant new precinct. It demonstrates best practice as a sustainable, mixed-use community in an infill (existing) city fringe location. The Village was a partnership between the Queensland Government and Queensland University of Technology. Key […]