Healthy grocery stores and markets

Outcome (goal): To increase access to grocery stores and markets that sell affordable fruits and vegetables to improve the health and wellbeing of the community and contribute to a community’s economic development. Individual theme elements Indicator (strategy) High level targets (actions) Attract grocery stores that provide high-quality, healthy, affordable foods to all residents and particularly lower-income […]

Farm-fresh local foods

Outcome (goal): To increase the availability of fresh, local fruits and vegetables for residents while supporting rural and urban economies, and providing a space for neighbours to socialise.

Active healthy communities for all

Outcome (goal): To improve understanding of the benefits of active healthy living and increase opportunities for active healthy living for all residents, particularly people with disabilities, people and communities with low socioeconomic status and other minority and high-risk groups. Individual theme elements Indicator (strategy) High level targets (actions) Infants, children and young people Ensure that children […]

Monitoring active healthy communities

Evaluating the progress of Council’s active and healthy community goals is important. Evaluation should start at the beginning of the Community Plan and be ongoing throughout the life of the Plan. Periodically monitoring active healthy community indicators can also be a valuable advocacy tool when seeking additional funding.

Links to other council planning policies and processes

Once the Community Plan items for active healthy communities have been identified, the Active Healthy Communities website can be used to link the actions to other council plans and activities. The website has been divided into Corporate Planning, Operational Planning, Planning scheme tools and Local Law & Policy Matters sections. In each section is strategy wording ideas, […]

Asset management

Most council assets have something to contribute to active healthy lifestyles. For instance: parks, reserves, playgrounds and aquatic facilities as places for activities streets, footpaths, cycleways and walking tracks, for moving around traffic management facilities, for safety and separation bus shelters streetscape items such as directional signage, landscaping, furniture, decoration and public art, which enhance […]

Elements of a successful program implementaion

The World Health Organisation developed a policy framework for active healthy communities. In terms of program implementation, the following elements were identified as necessary for success: consultation and needs assessment written plan and objectives surveillance of active health lifestyle patterns, policy, public opinion and environments stable base of support clear program identity and message coalitions, partnerships, leaders […]

Useful community planning resource links

 A Guideline for Integrating Community Wellbeing into Planning Schemes A healthy city is an active city: A physical activity planning guide (WHO) provides ideas of visioning activities for your local government area. Child Friendly Cities: provides information on how to build a Child Friendly City/Community, (Unicef) includes data on good practices and initiatives, and gathers […]