FitNSW 2019

FitNSW 2019

 

Delivering Vibrant Places, Healthy Spaces, Connected Communities

Thursday 26 September 2019

Aerial UTS Function Centre

 

Program

9.00am: Welcome and Introductions

Conference Chair: Mark Ames, General Manager, Connect Macquarie Park & North Ryde

 

9:10am: Opening Address: Setting the scene: Policies for active living and healthy eating

Vanessa Gordon, Director, Place, Design and Public Spaces Team, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

 

Keynote Speakers

9:30am: INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lucy Saunders, Director, Healthy Streets

 

10.10am: Opportunities (policies and resources) for local councils to facilitate health promoting and sustainable communities

Roderick Simpson, Environment Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission 

 

10.30am: Q&A Session: Questions and Answers with our Keynote Speakers

 

11.20am: Assessing the opportunities for increased activity and the healthy built environment arising from developments in policies relating to the inclusion of Aboriginal cultural heritage within the objects of the EP&A Act

Speaker to be Confirmed

 

Case Studies

11.40am: Active Transport - Facilitating safe active transport through the implementation of the North-West Metro 

Myfanwy Lawrence, Product Development Manager, Walking and Cycling, Precinct and Program Development, Transport for NSW, &

Chris O’Brien, Principal, Meld Studios

 

12.00pm: Valuing Our Green Places - A Social Return on Investment (SROI) evaluation of parks and sportsgrounds in City of Parramatta

Katie Wearne, Social Outcomes, City of Parramatta; &

Melissa Mason, Partnerships team, Centre for Population Health, Western Sydney Local Health District

 

12.20pm:  Physical Activity Strategies

 Sara Stace, Manager – Walking and Cycling Strategy, Transport Planning | Customer Strategy and Technology, Transport for NSW

 

Panel Discussion

12.40pm: Implementing projects

  • Overcoming the barriers to implementing projects

  • Developing relationships between stakeholders

  • Creative and flexible funding models

  • Collecting and measuring data

Ashleigh O’Mahony, Director, Premier’s Implementation Unit, Department of Premier and Cabinet
Lucy Saunders, Director, Healthy Streets
Sara Stace, Manager, Walking and Cycling Strategy, Transport for NSW
Tim Ruge, Urban Engineer, Sustainable Places Group, Coffs Harbour City Council

 

1.00pm: Summary and closing remarks 

Dr Jo Mitchell, Executive Director, Centre for Population Health, NSW Ministry of Health

 

Workshops and Walkshops

 

1.30pm-3pm: Afternoon mini workshop sprints

 

To be facilitated by Conference Chair: Mark Ames, General Manager, Connect Macquarie Park & North Ryde

  • Promoting active living amongst older adults: Eurobodalla Shire Council, “Beat It’’ program, Get Moving Program and activities for Independent Living, Nancy Casu, Fitness Specialist/Functional Ageing Specialist, Older Fitter Better
  • City of Wagga Wagga, Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy, Ben Creighton, Project Manager Recreation, Open Space and Community Strategy.
  • Street play – Alistair Foggo, Recreation Coordinator, Inner West Council
  • Alternative Housing models - multi-residential housing that is environmentally sustainable, financially affordable and socially inclusive and promotes better health and well-being outcomes, Speaker TBC.
  • Walking in Blacktown City: A web of interrelated actions. - A brief overview of the joint Council and Health projects and projects and other actions undertaken independently will be provided - Elizabeth Leece, Program Officer, Partnerships Program, Centre for Population Health, Western Sydney Local Health District and Dharshini Perera, Aged Planner, Blacktown City Council
  • Design issues: Overcoming an entrenched car-centric approach to the design of our streets and the consequent impacts on walkability and cycling - within a Local Government context. Tim Ruge, Urban Engineer, Sustainable Places Group, Coffs Harbour City Council

 

1.30pm-4.30pm: Walkshop 1 - Tour of the GreenWay 

 

1.30pm-3pm: Walkshop 2 - Healthy Streets with Lucy Saunders, Director, Healthy Streets