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Case Studies

10,000 Steps Walking Program

Description: The 10,000 Steps program aims to increase the day-to-day activity of Queenslanders by encouraging the accumulation of “incidental” physical activity through walking as part of everyday living. Significant health and wellbeing benefits can be made simply by moving more every day. 10,000 Steps is a free program that encourages participants to use a step-counting pedometer […]

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, […]

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 […]

Heart Foundation Walking Program

Description: Heart Foundation Walking (previously known as Just Walk It) is a free community-based walking program that aims to increase participation in regular and enjoyable physical activity. With funding from Department of Communities Queensland and the Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing, this initiative is implemented by the Heart Foundation in Queensland in collaboration with […]

Springfield Masterplanned Community

Springfield Masterplanned Community recently won the World’s Best Masterplanned Community at the FIABCI Prix D’Excellent Awards. Springfield is a greenfield development by Springfield Land Corporation and located between Brisbane and Ipswich. It is a masterplanned, self-contained community so the needs of residents are fulfilled within the community. Key features of the Springfield Masterplanned Community include: […]

Parking Policy in Action

Description: Parking policy can be used to encourage people out of cars and to walk, cycle, car pool and catch public transport. Parking policies can influence travel choice through two key aspects: the cost of parking; and, the supply of parking at the end of the trip. There are a number of other issues that need […]

Northshore Hamilton: Urban renewal project

Description: Northshore Hamilton is one of the largest urban renewal projects undertaken in Brisbane. Just six kilometres from the CBD, Northshore Hamilton consists of 80 hectares of former port land. The project gave back two kilometres of riverfront to the people of Brisbane, and creates a contemporary new riverside suburb that will be home to around […]

Hervey Bay Living Streets: Walking and cycling plan

Description: Hervey Bay City Council (now Fraser Coast Regional Council) commissioned this strategy to develop a walking and cycling plan for the local government area. The vision of Living Streets is for streets and parks to become alive with people along with a reduction in the predominance of the motor vehicles. The integrated strategy addressed infrastructure […]

East Perth Public Art promoting walking

Description: Claisebrook Cove, five minutes from the Perth CBD, is an example of how urban designers, landscape architects and artists have created imaginative buildings, street furniture, landscape features and stand-alone works of public art. Many pieces express East Perth’s history and some are made from materials found on the redevelopment site or salvaged from old buildings. The […]

Townsville’s Riverway Precinct

The Townsville Riverway offers cultural, sports, leisure, residential and commercial activities located on the banks of the Ross River. The project is a multi-node, multi-year, multi-million dollar investment. The vision is for a sport, recreation, environment and entertainment precinct stretching 11 kilometres along the river banks. The goal is to create facilities according to best […]


PedShed analysis

The PedShed analysis technique has been championed in the Western Australian Liveable Neighbourhood Code as a tool to assess the walkability of a neighbourhood.  This tool can be used to assess street layouts for new developments and existing areas, to consider improvements which can be made to connectivity. It can also be used to compare […]

Neighbourhood planning promoting walkability

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 […]

Desired standards of service: Public parks, pedestrian and bicycle facilities

Desired standard of service for a network of development infrastructure, means the standard of performance stated in the priority infrastructure plan (refer to schedule 3 of the SPA 2009). (1) The Department of Infrastructure and Planning (DIP) details requirements for desired standards of service for infrastructure in available in “Priority infrastructure planning – Standard infrastructure […]

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 or used other means of transport. Today, more than 70 per cent of primary school children are driven to and from school every day. Research by Griffith University (School Travel […]

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 place more attractive which draws people to an area. Drawing people to an area encourages people to be out and about and at the same time, more physically active. A […]

Active and public transport

Outcome (goal): To make walking, cycling and public transport more viable transport options in communities. Individual theme elements Indicator (strategy) High level targets (actions) Streets and paths are attractive and safe for pedestrians and cyclists Establish a complete streets (streets for all users) policy in Council. Integrate walking and cycling in transport plans, including: Pedestrian and bicycle […]

Walkable and liveable communities

Outcome (goal): To increase opportunities for active healthy living, help reduce pollution and improve economic development by providing more green space and walkable, mixed-use development. Individual theme elements Indicator (strategy) High level targets (actions) Localities, town centre and land use planning to improve active and healthy living Plan for walkable, safe communities by locating food and […]

Walking and cycling in corporate plans

Why this is important? People have a reason to walk and cycle if there are destinations of interest or need within walking and cycling distances. Residents have been found to be more physically active when travel routes are direct and pedestrian and bicycle friendly infrastructure links to destinations of interest. (1)  Similarly, the physical activity […]

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 […]