Planning for more active travel in Sydney

Planning for more active travel in Sydney - Creating more liveable local communities


Customs House, Wednesday 11th November 2015, 9:30am - 1:00pm


The creation of healthier, more supportive environments for active living provides planning, transport and health professionals with the opportunity to be positive and proactive and help address the health of local communities.  

The Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) framework is the principal planning and reporting tool for NSW local councils. Active living issues such as increasing cycling can be addressed at all levels of the IP&R framework.

The Planning for more active travel in Sydney forum was held on Wednesday 11th November 2015 to assist local councils to promote more active travel through the IP&R framework.


Keynote Speaker - Prof Chris Rissel

Chris Rissel is the Director of the NSW Office of Preventive Health.  He is actively involved in promoting cycling as a form of active transport to increase population levels of physical activity.


Facilitator - Danny Wiggins

Danny has been a planning/ local government consultant for twenty seven years, specialising in council management, statutory planning systems and local planning controls. He has worked with all three levels of government and a range of private sector clients. This includes working with the health sector on supportive environments for active living and healthy eating.




Proceedings and Presentations



Danny Wiggins, Facilitator




Evidence review keynote: Built environment, active travel, open space impact on health and active living

Chris Rissel, Director, NSW Office of Preventive Health

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Inner Sydney local council examples of addressing health and active living

Carolyn New, Waverley Council

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Inner Sydney local council examples of addressing health and active living

Ken Welsh, Leichhardt Council

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Implementation challenges and solutions - an industry view

Stephen Moore, Principal, Roberts Day

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Local Council Health and Active Living Q&A

Chris Rissel, Carolyn New, Ken Welsh, Stephen Moore


Making it happen: opportunities to incorporate active living matters in councils' 2016 IP&R updates

Peter McCue, Executive Officer, NSW Premier's Council for Active Living (PCAL)

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Group work