“Healthy Spaces and Places” was a web-based national guide for planning, designing and creating sustainable communities that encourage healthy living.n regional cities, towns, villages and remote communities. The Healthy Spaces and Places material was developed over 2008-2016 and was previously hosted on a dedicated website www.healthyplaces.org.au, but this has since closed down. (It was however snapshotted by the National Library in 2011).

This resource was developed by a collaborative team comprising the Australian Local Government Association, the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Planning Institute of Australia and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.


The material has been entirely superseded by the Healthy Active by Design (HAbD) website hosted by the National Heart Foundation. From 2016 all the previous resources of HSP have been brought under the HAbD online platform. Over 2024-25 the Foundation has an exciting program to further enhance and update the HAbD resources on its website.