UP4Health

Health Promotion's Urban Planning 4 Health (UP4Health) project aims to increase physical activity, healthy eating and social interaction by advocating for the planning, design, development and management of healthy urban (built) environments.

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Submissions

Have a look at our latest submissions on local and state documents and plans:

[Interested in submissions related to liquor licences? Check out our Reducing Access to Alcohol page]

Date Our Latest SubmissionsDocuments

​8/11/19
Plan Statement

pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Northern Beaches Council Draft Local Strategic Planning Statementweb link
​22/10/19
Plan Statement
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Hunter's Hill Council Draft Local Strategic Planning Statementweb link
​15/10/19
Plan Statement
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Hornsby Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement
​14/10/19
Plan Statement
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Lane Cove Council Draft Local Strategic Planning Statementweb link
​30/09/19
Planning Statement
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Willoughby City Council Draft Local Strategic Planning Statementweb link
​12/08/19
Planning Statement
pdf icon​NSLHD Submission: Ku-ring-gai Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement S12396web link
09/09/19
Planning Statement
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: City of Ryde Draft Local Strategic Planning Statementweb link
​23/07/19
Master Plan
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Little Manly Reserve Landscape Master Plan
​24/06/19
Study
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: School Traffic and Parking Study (Ryde)
​24/06/19
Redevelopment
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Ivanhoe Estate Redevelopment (SSD-8707) - Dept Planning & Environment
25/05/19
Plan
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Hornsby Shire Council Park Plan Consultation
​17/05/19
Master Plan
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Meadowbank Park Master Plan (Ryde Council)

09/05/19
Planning Statement

pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Ku-ring-gai Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement
09/05/19
Plan
pdf iconNSLHD Submission: Hornsby Shire Council Delivery Program & Operational Plan 2019-2021
web link Document Links

 

The Evidence 

Up4Health is underpinned by a growing body of evidence which shows a strong relationship between the built environment and people's health.

The UNSW Healthy Built Environments Program (HBEP) Literature Review identifies three key built environment domains that support human health.

The built environment can:

  1. Support physical activity
  2. Connect and strengthen communities
  3. Provide equitable access to healthy food.

The project team review key planning and development policies and proposals and submit comments and recommendations. These submissions aim to increase the adoption of healthy planning principles and thus help create environments supportive of an active, healthy lifestyle.

 

Urban Planning 4 Health Guide

To support this activity the service developed the Up4Health Guide. This document provides:

  • a summary of the key areas that can be influenced in development proposals
  • key recommendations for letters of submissions
  • links to other documents and publications from which further information can be obtained.

UP4Health: Urban Planning 4 Health: A Guide for NSCC Population Health

 

Further Resources

Healthy Urban Checklist

The NSW Ministry of Health's Healthy Urban Checklist helps users provide valuable feedback to local councils and other agencies on health issues, in relation to urban development plans and proposals.

Healthy Urban Development Checklist


Integrated Planning and Reporting

 

The NSW Premier's Council on Active Living has developed a guide to provide guidance to councils (and other interested parties) on how they can promote community health and well-being by addressing active living and healthy eating principles and practices, as they implement, monitor and review their Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) frameworks.

The full web resource is available at: www.nswpcalipr.com.au

 

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