Organisation

McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit

Journal article

Evaluating the implementation and active living impacts of a state government planning policy designed to create walkable neighborhoods in Perth, Western Australia

Consistent with the aims of a WA government policy, residents in walkable (i.e., liveable) neighborhoods may be more physically active.
Literature review

Better apartments: what does the evidence tell us about the impact on health and wellbeing?

Faced with a rapidly growing population and the ever-increasing strain on land and resources, Australian cities are recognising the need to reduce suburban sprawl and adopt higher density (or ‘compact city’) living arrangements. A key feature of urban consolidation is the development of higher density...
Report

How walkable is Melbourne? The development of a transport walkability index for metropolitan Melbourne

Creating walkable compact cities is a global priority, and also a priority in Melbourne. There is a growing body of evidence showing that city design has a profound impact on the willingness and ability of residents to walk for transport. Higher density, mixed use developments...
Report

Humanitarian arrivals in Melbourne: a spatial analysis of population distribution and health service needs (extended report)

This research was developed in partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services, University of Melbourne and representatives of government, health and settlement services to build evidence about recent humanitarian arrivals across northern and western metropolitan Melbourne.
Evaluation

Living liveable: the impact of a Liveable Neighbourhoods Policy on the health and wellbeing of Perth residents

In 1998, the Western Australian Government introduced the Liveable Neighbourhoods Design Code; a policy aimed at using design principles to increase the walking, cycling, public transport use and sense of community of residents of new housing developments.