Inquiry into Environmental Design and Public Health

Report

On 24 May 2012 the Committee tabled its report on Environmental Design and Public Health in Victoria. An electronic copy of the Report can be downloaded by clicking on the cover below.

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Hearings and Transcripts

Completed Hearings


Thursday 4 August 2011

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects [pdf Written Submission 1.26 Mb, pdf Corrected Transcript 60.22 Kb , pdf Presentation 44.69 Kb]

Prof Billie Giles-Corti [pdf Written Submission 240.72 Kb, pdf Corrected Transcript 61.25 Kb , pdf Presentation 2.81 Mb]

Municipal Association of Victoria [pdf Written Submission 370.67 Kb, pdf Corrected Transcript 46.01 Kb ]

Prof Anthony Capon [pdf 3.24 Mb Written Submission, pdf Corrected Transcript 49.33 Kb ]

Bicycle Victoria [pdf Written Submission 448.15 Kbpdf Corrected Transcript 67.24 Kb , pdf Presentation 755.16 Kb]

Dr Margaret Beavis [pdf Written Submission 107.31 Kbpdf Corrected Transcript 40.34 Kb , pdf Presentation 95.27 Kb]

Heart Foundation [pdf Written Submission 422.69 Kb, pdf Corrected Transcript 70.59 Kb , pdf Presentation 1.43 Mb]

 

Tuesday 23 August 2011
Environment Defenders Office (Victoria) [pdf Written Submission 124.54 Kb, pdf Corrected Transcript 58.07 Kb ]

VicHealth [pdf Written Submission 1.14 Mb], pdf Corrected Transcript 54.77 Kb , pdf Presentation 1.39 Mb

Council on the Ageing [pdf Written Submission 227.99 Kb, pdf Corrected Transcript 56.60 Kb ]

Food Alliance [pdf Written Submission 455.65 Kb ], pdf Corrected Transcript 49.89 Kb , pdf Presentation 377.74 Kb

Doctors for the Environment [pdf Written Submission 183.67 Kb, pdf Corrected Transcript 46.31 Kb ]

City of Wyndham [pdf Written Submission 1.14 Mb, pdf Corrected Transcript 68.38 Kb , pdf Presentation 7.43 Mb]


Wednesday 31 August 2011

Department of Planning and Community Development [pdf Written Submission 71.66 Kb , pdf Attachment A 2.23 Mb , pdf Attachment B 1.32 Mb , pdf Attachment C 1.35 Mb , pdf Attachment D 57.23 Kbpdf Corrected Transcript 109.97 Kb , pdf Presentation 1.34 Mb ]

 

Tuesday 6 September 2011
SJB Urban [pdf Written Submission 39.89 Kbpdf Corrected Transcript 58.21 Kb , pdf Presentation 4.06 Mb ]

Cancer Council [pdf Written Submission 127.03 Kb, pdf Written Submission 852.57 Kbpdf Corrected Transcript 37.69 Kb , pdf Presentation 804.84 Kb ]

City of Maribyrnong [pdf Written Submission 52.26 Kb, pdf Corrected Transcript 57.51 Kb ]

Dr Vivian Romero [pdf Written Submission 47.93 Kb , pdf Corrected Transcript 41.41 Kb ]

Environment Protection Authority [pdf Written Submission 281.09 Kb , pdf Corrected Transcript  80.64 Kb , pdf Presentation 761.35 Kb ]

Department of Transport [ pdf Corrected Transcript 82.82 Kb , pdf Presentation 1.42 Mb ]

City of Whittlesea [pdf Written Submission 279.44 Kb , pdf Corrected Transcript 64.44 Kb]

 

Wednesday 7 September 2011
Prof Evelyne de Leeuw [pdf Written Submission 633.57 Kb, pdf Written Submission 610.64 Kb , pdf Corrected Transcript 49.27 Kb , pdf Presentation 1.40 Mb ]

Parks Victoria [pdf Written Submission 461.31 Kb , pdf Corrected Transcript 53.41 Kb]

Corio Norlane Development Advisory Board pdf Corrected Transcript 44.86 Kb , pdf Presentation 1.57 Mb ]

Women's Health Victoria [pdf Written Submission 152.50 Kb , pdf Corrected Transcript 46.96 Kb ]

Beyond Blue [pdf Written Submission 78.79 Kb, pdf Corrected Transcript 40.48 Kb ]

Assoc Prof Carolyn Whitzman pdf Corrected Transcript 62.40 Kb , pdf Presentation 1.35 Mb ]


Wednesday 14 September 2011
Department of Health [pdf Corrected Transcript 82.02 Kb , pdf Presentation 1.24 Mb ]


Tuesday 4 October 2011
Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria) [pdf Written Submission 831.11 Kb , pdf Written Submission 852.57 Kb, pdf Corrected Transcript 76.82 Kb , pdf Presentation 427.21 Kb ]

Assoc Prof Trevor Budge [ pdf 45.25 Kb Corrected Transcript ]

Prof Michael Buxton pdf Corrected Transcript 52.36 Kb , pdf Presentation 996.63 Kb ]


Written Submissions

The submissions period has now closed. The Committee thanks those organisations and individuals who have made submissions to the inquiry.

1.         pdf Prof Evelyne de Leeuw 540.31 Kb
2.         pdf Dr Vivian Romero 47.93 Kb
3.         pdf City of Greater Bendigo 564.36 Kb
4.         pdf Women’s Health Victoria 152.50 Kb
5.         pdf The Kevin Heinze Centre 647.92 Kb
6.         pdf City of Whitehorse 133.88 Kb
7.         pdf Parks Forum 241.97 Kb
8.         pdf CSIRO 36.94 Kb
9.         pdf Beyond Blue 78.79 Kb
10.       pdf Environment Defenders Office 124.54 Kb
11.       pdf Dr Margaret Beavis 107.31 Kb
12.       pdf Australian Institute of Landscape Architects 1.26 Mb
13.       pdf Warrnambool City Council 256.59 Kb
14.       pdf Assoc Prof Susan Thompson 76.21 Kb
15.       pdf Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport 162.26 Kb
16.       pdf School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University 341.61 Kb
17.       pdf Faculty of Health, Deakin University Medical School 610.64 Kb
18.       pdf Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action 189.10 Kb
19.       pdf City of Ballarat 223.44 Kb
20.       pdf SJB Urban 39.89 Kb
21.       pdf Food Alliance 455.65 Kb
22.       pdf Victorian Healthcare Association 101.69 Kb
23.       pdf Australian Medical Association (Victoria) 80.21 Kb
24.       pdf City of Monash 120.31 Kb
25.       pdf Arup 711.52 Kb
26.       pdf City of Whittlesea 279.44 Kb
27.       pdf Centre of the Built Environment and Health: University of Western Australia 240.72 Kb
28.       pdf College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University 3.24 Mb
29.       pdf Parks Victoria 461.31 Kb
30.       pdf Cancer Council Victoria 127.03 Kb
31.       pdf City of Boroondara 1.19 Mb
32.       pdf Obesity Policy Coalition 110.87 Kb
33.       pdf Alcohol Policy Coalition 501.95 Kb
34.       pdf Mr Alex MacLeod 46.99 Kb
35.       pdf Astronomical Society of Victoria 76.77 Kb
36.       pdf Cardinia Ratepayers Association 90.84 Kb
37.       pdf City of Moreland 196.00 Kb
38.       pdf Ms Angela Williams 285.39 Kb
39.       pdf Planning Institute Australia 831.11 Kb
40.       pdf City of Stonnington 63.39 Kb
41.       pdf Yarra Ranges Council 450.30 Kb
42.       pdf City of Casey 207.38 Kb
43.       pdf Dental Health Services Victoria 1.22 Mb
44.       pdf City of Melbourne 838.72 Kb
45.       pdf City of Yarra 109.40 Kb
46.       pdf Bicycle Victoria 448.15 Kb
47.       pdf VicHealth 1.14 Mb
48.       pdf Sustainable Population Australia 22.39 Kb
49.       pdf Victorian Council of Social Service 282.11 Kb
50.       pdf Protectors of Public Lands (Vic) Inc 20.47 Kb
51.       pdf Doctors for the Environment 183.67 Kb
52.       pdf City of Maribyrnong 52.26 Kb
53.       pdf Catherine McNaughton 113.60 Kb
54.       pdf Environment Protection Authority 281.09 Kb
55.       pdf Heart Foundation 422.69 Kb
56.       pdf Victorian Local Governance Association 1.28 Mb
57.       pdf East Gippsland Shire Council 32.57 Kb
58.       pdf Council on the Ageing 227.99 Kb
59.       pdf PIA Joint Submission 852.57 Kb
60.       pdf Nillumbik Shire Council 437.65 Kb
61.       pdf Municipal Association of Victoria 370.67 Kb
62.       pdf Wyndham City Council 1.14 Mb
63.       pdf Department of Planning and Community Development 71.66 Kb [pdf Attachment A 2.23 Mb , pdf Attachment B 1.32 Mb ,
            pdf Attachment C 1.35 Mb , pdf Attachment D 57.23 Kb ]

 

 

Terms of Reference

On 5 April 2011, the Legislative Council agreed to the following motion*:

That this House requires the Environment and Planning References Committee to inquire into, consider and report on the contribution of environmental design to prevention and public health in Victoria, and in particular:

(1)     review the evidence of the contribution of the natural and built environments to the promotion of health and well being;

(2)     identify and report on those elements of environmental planning and design which provide the most promising opportunities for 
          improving health outcomes in Victoria;

(3)     assess the extent to which these factors are currently taken into account in environmental planning and design in both the public and 
         private sectors, and their effectiveness, with particular reference to new growth areas;

(4)     determine opportunities to influence environmental planning and design for health, including consideration of the role of legislation, 
         guidelines, and public-private partnerships, and the costs and benefits of various options; and

(5)     provide recommendations for future planning and investment; and that the Committee will consider:

         (a)     the effectiveness of the Environments for Health Municipal Public Health Planning Framework;

         (b)     the State Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, the Transport Integration Act 2010 and the Planning and Environment Act 1987;

         (c)     international experience such as the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Healthy Cities initiative;

         (d)     the consistency of policy approaches across the Victorian Government to promote health through evidence based environmental
                   planning and design measures; and

         (e)     the role of public open space in promoting health;

and that the Committee present its final report to Parliament no later than 12 months after this reference is given to the Committee.

On 29 March 2012, the Legislative Council agreed to extend the Committee's reporting date to no later than 31 May 2012. 

* Further details on the establishment of this Inquiry are provided in the following Hansard extract.

pdf Hansard Extract 050411.pdf 573.16 Kb