Strategic outcomes that promote healthy eating

The content of the Strategic Outcomes can be linked:

  • upwards to the corporate plan, remembering this is the policy direction of council and where the priorities for operating initiatives and funding are derived; and
  • downwards through the planning scheme, through the purpose of codes and codes themselves.

The standard planning scheme provisions for new Planning Schemes are divided into 8 headings, the following Strategic Outcomes relate to the standard planning scheme provisions and the corporate plan initiatives and codes contained in this resource package. There is also sufficient information contained in this resource to formulate further supporting statements for these Strategic Outcomes in the context of the local planning environment.

Suggested Strategic Outcomes for Community Identity and Diversity:

  1. A healthier community through increased access to healthy eating and food choices, baby-care facilities and increased opportunities for sustainable food initiatives such as:
    • community gardens
    • farmers’ markets and fresh produce markets
    • home food production
    • food co-operatives
    • ecologically sustainable farming practices, for example organic, as well as low water and low carbon emission practices
    • city farms
    • protection of good quality agricultural land.
  2. Limit access to fast food and unhealthy food through land use planning, including signage regulation.
  3. Support community actions and farming practices that are sustainable, provide environmental education opportunities, reduce food miles and reduce the local carbon footprint. (Note: Food miles is a term which refers to the distance food is transported from the place of production to reaching the consumer. It is one dimension used in assessing the environmental impact of food).