Neighbourhood planning promoting walking

Every journey begins and ends with walking. Walking does not have a cost, is environmentally friendly and is healthy for both the mind and body. Walking helps reduce air pollution, and lessens the wear and tear, and burden on roads. A key goal to promoting walking and physical activity is to create walkable streets for […]

Neighbourhood planning in corporate plans

Why this is important? Characteristics of the built environment can influence both recreational and travel-related physical activity. These characteristics include aesthetic features, proximity of residences to shops and local facilities, presence of footpaths, a safe environment, high density, compact neighbourhoods, convenience and accessibility, lower traffic speeds and volume and access to public transport.(1) For example, the […]

Information dissemination and awareness programs in corporate plans

Why is this important? Promoting council facilities and activities increases people’s awareness of the services and liveability of a local government area, and often encourages people to use these facilities. There is emerging evidence that people’s perception of what is available for physical activity in their community is sometimes more important than having the opportunity […]

Physical activity facilities in corporate plans

Why this is important Infrastructure and community facilities provide places for people to be physically active in formal or structured activities, or in informal activities. Children and adolescents living in communities with parks, playgrounds, trails and recreation programs tend to be more physically active than those living in neighbourhoods with fewer recreational facilities.(1)  For example, a […]