Better Apartment Designs For Our Neighbourhoods
Victoria - March 2021
The Heart Foundation welcomes the Victorian Government’s update of the Better Apartments Design Standards, which will result in healthier and more liveable apartment design and healthier communities.
Healthy Active by Design Special Edition Newsletter - Healthy Active Ageing
National - October 2020
Check out our latest Healthy Active by Design Special Edition Newletter - packed with information on how to create age-friendly built environments!
Queensland’s new Technical Guidance Material for Walkability
Queensland - September 2020
The Heart Foundation welcomes the launch of this resource, designed to facilitate healthy and active communities.
Walking towards sustainability
National - August 2020
Laura Oakley (PIA NSW Young Planner of the year 2019) revisits the importance of walkable communities in light of the Heart Foundation’s revitalised Community Walkability Checklist.
PIA Awards for Planning Excellence
National - July 2020
The 2020 PIA Awards for Planning Excellence are now OPEN, with Queendland, Victoria and Western Australia all offering the Healthy Active by Design Award!
Active Streets - the new normal for public space
National - May 2020
The Heart Foundation has published a position snapshot document calling on local government to ensure all Australians have safe streets for walking and cycling.
Australian experts call for space for safer walking and cycling
National - May 2020
Australian health and transport experts call for decision makers to take urgent steps to enhance safe walking and cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic and once the economy has reopened.
Active Streets in Action
National - May 2020
Great examples of positive action are emerging around the world in response to COVID-19 conditions, including providing more space for people to stay active while maintaining social distancing.
Queensland Walks launches Queensland Walking Alliance
Queensland | May 2020
Queensland Walks launched the Queensland Walking Alliance with the first of a series of discussion forums on walking and walkability in Queensland.
Heart Foundation and ASPECT Studios short-listed!
National - October 2019
We are proud to have been short-listed as finalists in the Future Park Design Ideas competition, announced as part of the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture.
HAbD in action
National - August 2019
We recently enjoyed some great opportunities to connect with a wide range of stakeholders across Australia to share Heart Foundation guidance for planning for health and active living.
Walking to make great strides for Queenslanders’ health
Queensland - August 2019
After extensive consultation was conducted in early 2019 across the state, Queensland now has a Walking Strategy!
20-Minute Neighbourhood Pilot Program A Success!
Victoria, August 2019
We’ve been working closely with the Victorian Government to embed the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Active By Design principles into the 20-minute neighbourhoods pilot program.
PIA Congress Report
National, May 2019
The PIA National Congress is the biggest event in the Planning sector calendar. With 727 delegates attending in total, we were definitely kept busy at our exhibition booth!
Five new green bridges for Brisbane
Queensland, April 2019
The Heart Foundation congratulates the incoming Lord Mayor of Brisbane on the announement that five new green bridges would be built in the city to facilitate active travel.
Heart Foundation leads walking with international expert Dr Rodney Tolley
National - April 2019
We’ve been talking walking this Autumn as the Heart Foundation works to get more Australians active more often, through walking.
Cooling the City - Darwin's heat mitigation
Northern Territory, 2019
Cavenagh Street in the CBD is home to a new trial aimed at cooling the temperatures in the CBD which can reach up to 60 degrees.
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.
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.
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.
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.