National Resources

The resources below have been developed for use by professionals, to assist with creating, promoting or advocating for healthy built environments.

The resources have been created by the National Heart Foundation of Australia, many of them in collaboration with our key stakeholders and experts in the field.

This material may be useful in practice, and when preparing reports and submissions, and providing evidence to justify a case for change.

When using Heart Foundation materials, please note copyright, citation and acknowledgement instructions.

Healthy By Design, state resources

Healthy by design Victoria, (2004) (PDF)

Healthy by design, Tasmania, (2009) (PDF)

Healthy by design, South Australia, (2012) (PDF)

Active healthy communities, Queensland, (2014 - 2017) 

Key resources

Blueprint for an active Australia: Government and community actions to increase population levels of physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviourasda in Australia, 2014-2017 second edition, (2014) (PDF)

The built environment and walking: POSITION STATEMENT (2009) (PDF)

Does density matter? The role of density in creating walkable neighbourhoods, (2014) (PDF)

Increasing density in Australia: Maximising the health benefits and minimising harm, (2012) (PDF)

Low density development: Impacts on physical activity and associated health outcomes, (2014) (PDF)

Streets for people: Compendium for South Australian Practice (SA), (2012) (PDF)

Good for Business: The benefits of making streets more walking and cycling friendly (SA), (2011) (PDF)

ACT Active Living Principles (ACT), (2017) (PDF)

Changes to support Active Living in the ACT (ACT), (2017) (PDF)

Benefits of Infrastructure to support Active Living (ACT), (2017) (PDF)  

All Heart Foundation built environment resources are available on our Heart Foundation website.