News and Events

Urban Jungle - Nick Monisse 

Western Australia - 7th & 8th February 2019  

Fringe world presents Urban Jungle - a comedic showcase of the way we connect through architecture, landscape, and urban design.


South Australia  - 2018

Way2Go is a South Australian program geared to promoting active travel for primary school students and their communities.

Healthy Food in the Built Environment Workshop

Western Australia - November 2018

Join us for a free HAbD workshop exploring the integration of healthy food in the planning of built environments.

Edible Pocket Gardens now sprouting in Palmerston

Northern Territory - November 2018

A new Edible Pocket Garden policy is supporting healthy built food environments in the NT

Heart Foundation takes home a win!

Australian Capital Territory - November 2018

The Planning Institute of Australia has awarded the Heart Foundation for their recent work in the ACT

Better infrastructure and closer destinations key to active living 

Queensland - November 2018

A recent Heart Foundation survey has identified the main infrastructure barriers to walking in Queensland.

Healthy Active by Design hits NSW streets!

New South Wales - September 2018

Healthy Active by Design will be launched at the Planning Institute of Australia state conference in Orange.

News from the PIA Tasmanian Conference

Tasmania - August 2018

The annual Tasmanian Planning Institute Australia (PIA) conference was recently held in Hobart, titled “Towards 650,000: Are we partying around the bonfire or planning our future?”.  Find out what our delegates learned.

London Walking Action Plan

International - July 2018

Transport for London has released the London Walking Action Plan. The resource outlines a strategy for planning, designing, building and managing cities in a way that facilitates and integrates walking into the community.

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Western Australia Awards

Western Australia - July 2018

Three Healthy Active by Design case studied project were awarded at the Western Australian AILA awards held in July. Congratulations to the winners!

HAbD has officially launched!

National - May 2018

Healthy Active by Design officially launched at the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Congress in Perth in May. 

Changes to Canberra's territory plan

ACT - December 2017

New changes to the Territory Plan mean Canberrans can look forward to a healthier and more active city.

Heart Foundation represented in key city inquiry

National - November 2017

In November, the Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities met in Melbourne to discuss elements of liveable communities.

HAbD principles for major redevelopments

WA - January 2017

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) embeds the Healthy Active by Design framework into their urban renewal and placemaking projects.