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    Purpose

    The Operational Plan Tools section provides practical information on how to implement the objectives, strategies and programs suggested in the Corporate Plan Tools section of the resource package.

    While council’s corporate plan documents its intentions, the operational plan deals with how to implement these intentions. The operational plan addresses specific outcomes, internal processes and performance measures to implement the corporate plan.

    The aim of this part of the resource package is to provide councils with further information on programs that can be implemented to achieve supportive environments for physical activity and healthy eating. This includes initial suggestions on how to start to implement the strategies or programs, as well as useful tips and lessons learnt from other councils. The section also provides some useful data sources to gather further information on these programs.

    The programs selected here are based on those developed and implemented in councils across Australia. The programs consist of practical ideas which have assisted with achieving the key goal of healthy people and places.

    Articles

    • Sun Safety in the workplace

      Workplaces provide an ideal environment for supporting healthy lifestyle practices. Many workplaces already engage in activities to promote physical activity and healthy eating. It is…

    • Community-supported local food systems and agriculture in operation plans

      Community-supported local food systems and community-supported agriculture (that is, food co-operatives, community and school gardens, farmers’ markets, edible landscapes, city farms) can create supportive environments…

    • Physical activity plan

      A physical activity plan can form the overriding planning document for council to coordinate and implement actions to increase physical activity. It is also useful…

    • Active and healthy lifestyle programs

      Active and healthy lifestyle programs can be as basic as promoting council’s existing parks and facilities by running physical activity programs to encourage more people…

    • Cycle network strategy

      Developing a cycle network plan will assist council in providing a safe and connected network of facilities in its area. This will in turn encourage…

    • Travel behaviour change: Active school travel plan

      Why change travel behaviour? Forty years ago about 75 per cent of children walked or rode to school, and only 25 per cent were driven…

    • Public art program

      A public art program is not an obvious way to encourage physical activity. However, if it is implemented the right way, it helps make a…