Healthy Spaces & Places Healthy Spaces & Places

Who is this for?

Property Development Industry

For the property development industry, Healthy Spaces and Places aims to:

  • show the connection between the built environment and people’s lifelong health and wellbeing
  • provide tools (often by way of example) for those who can make a difference when designing and building new places or redeveloping existing ones
  • provide the evidence to support policy decisions on the importance of the built environment to health and wellbeing
  • support effective decision making
  • encourage information sharing
  • connect professionals, organisations and the development industry, and
  • provide a forum for the exchange of ideas.

The following resources will help the property development industry:

  • Healthy Spaces and Places: An Overview - summary of the national guide to designing places for healthy living
  • Design Principles – key principles to consider when designing environments to support active living
  • Development Types - how healthy design principles can be applied to a range of development types, such as schools, neighbourhood parks and shopping precincts
  • Why Health & Planning? – provides supporting evidence demonstrating the links between health and planning
  • Case Studies – practical Australian examples on how to implement healthy planning principles, including examples from the property development industry
  • Making it Happen – once you have the information how to put it into practice
  • Australian planning systems – a broad outline of Australian planning systems and the stages at which health and wellbeing considerations can be addressed.

Using the glossary

The glossary on this website is an important tool. This is the place to go if you come across a health-related term that is not familiar.


Last updated on 5th August, 2009

Sponsors This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.