Urban planning & health environments

Urban design policies and planning laws can influence health by determining the extent to which local environments facilitate participation in physical activity and access to healthy fresh foods. The OPC continues to advocate for government action to align planning laws with public health priorities, to support the positive preventative health programs that have been implemented under the Healthy Together Victoria initiative. Our efforts have included advocacy for implementation of recommendations made following the the 2012 Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Environmental Design and Public Health in Victoria.

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