PIA 2018 PLANET Programme Workshop

Planning for Active Communities and Healthy Built Environments

Planning Institute of Australia (NSW)

2018 PLANET Programme Professional Development Workshop


1 August 2018

9:00am - 4:00pm

Karstens Conference Venue, Sydney


This workshop was organised by Active Living NSW in collaboration with the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) as part of their 2018 PLANET Professional Development Course training program.




Official Welcome, Acknowledgement of Country and Introduction

Vanessa Burow, Manager, Active Living NSW

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Objectives and Program

Dr Danny Wiggins, Workshop Facilitator

2. Danny Wiggins


Keynote Address: Health and the Built Environment

Professor Susan Thompson, Professor of Planning / Head, City Wellbeing Program, Built Environment, UNSW Sydney

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3. Susan Thompson


Creating healthy built environments: Challenges and opportunities in the NSW planning system

Norma Shankie-Williams, Chair of NSW Healthy Planning Expert Working Group

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4. Norma Shankie Williams 2


Q&A Session: Questions and answers with our presenters

Professor Susan Thompson, Norma Shankie-Williams & Vanessa Burow

Facilitated by Dr Danny Wiggins

5. Q and A 1   5. Q and A 2


Case Studies and Industry Perspectives


Case Study 1: Is Placemaking the answer?

An urban designer’s perspective: Stephen Moore, Director, Urban Design, Roberts Day

6. Stephen Moore


Case Study 2: Working in Partnership: Embedding and Integrating Health in Wollondilly Council’s Planning 

A perspective from Local and State Government:  Carolyn Whitten, Strategic Planning Team Leader, Wollondilly Council, Tina Britton, Communications & Engagement Team Leader, Wollondilly Council, Maria Beer, Manager Business & Collaboration, Population Health, South Western Sydney Local Health District

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7. LGA and LHD


Case Study 3: Stockland’s Liveability Index and creating walkable healthy communities: Balgowlah Village 

A developer’s perspective: John Small, National Manager of Design, Town Centres & Retail, Stocklands

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8. John Small


Panel discussion with our presenters

Stephen Moore, Carolyn Whitten, Tina Britton, Maria Beer, John Small

Facilitated by Dr Danny Wiggins

9. Panel A


Workshop: Piecing it together - achieving healthy communities through the NSW planning framework


Better Placed, Greener Places, Design Guides

Marissa Looby, Government Architect NSW


10. Marissa Looby

For further information about Better Placed and Greener Places, contact the Government Architect NSW office.


Healthy Urban Development Checklist (HUDC) 

Rema Hayek, Senior Policy Officer, Ministry of Health

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11. Rema Hayek


HAbD & the progression of Healthy Spaces & Places

Laura Oakley, Coordinator Heart Health (Active Living),  Heart Foundation

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PIA’s National Policy: Planning for Healthy Communities Position Statement

John Brockoff, Principal Policy Officer, PIA 

13. John Brockoff


Group Discussion

Facilitated by Dr Danny Wiggins

14. Group Discussion


Where to from here? Take home messages and Conclusions

Dr Danny Wiggins, and Vanessa Burow



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