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Abstract: The City of Greater Geelong has been exploring walkability in an attempt to better cater for the walking dependant population, improve rates of walking in the overall population, and achieve better population health. At the same time we have sought to achieve better overall environmental performance while minimizing the cost to financial and health environment and community. In this pursuit we have produced a number of Guidelines and Toolkits related to specific circumstances including new-subdivisions, coastal environments and peri-urban environments. In development of these Tools have used similar analysis techniques to understand the social and landscape environments although these have been adapted to the task, the population and the place. Toolkits and Guidelines have been developed for unique environments. This paper illustrates these approaches and argues their efficacy. We argue for the thoughtful application of these in particular contexts, and tailored to meet the needs of particular places to ensure the most appropriate, and resource efficient outcomes for communities.

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