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1 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Tasmania the Healthiest State by 2025  Tasmania the healthiest population in Australia by 2025 Liberal Party pre-election policy  Hobart a city that builds strong & healthy communities by 2025 Hobart City Council 2025 vision  A 10% reduction in physical inactivity by 2025 World Health Organisation

2 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Tasmania the Healthiest State by 2025  That’s only 10 years away  ‘We've got five years, that's all we've got’ David Bowie  But we’ve got 10 years  Do we have 10 years?

3 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Tasmania has the biggest health improvement challenge TasmaniaAustralia % with CVD28.021.5 % with hypertension40.931.6 % with high cholesterol39.432.8 % overweight/obese64.762.8 % smoke21.718.0 % insufficiently active59.557.0

4 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia What are we going to do about it?

5 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia We shape our cities thereafter they shape us from: ‘We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us’ (Winston Churchill)  The built environment will be a major determinant for improving health and wellbeing by 2025.  Health and wellbeing must be embedded into activities of government and councils.

6 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Why are we doing our spaces and places so badly?

7 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia What are we dealing with? Indicators of unhealthy spaces and places –pollution –dangerous –obesity –crime –inactivity –social isolation

8 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia The built environment vision for 2025

9 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Change policy priorities? CarsWalking Goods transportCycling Public transport CyclingGoods transport WalkingCars

10 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Policy settings for healthy spaces and places  Active living  Active travel  Compact cities  Mixed density housing range life cycle  Mixed use compatible mix of uses  Public open space  Healthy food access  Buildings siting and design that encourages physical activity

11 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia State Policy for Healthy Spaces and Places  State Policies and Projects Act 1993  Made after consultative public processes and rigorous assessment process  Parliament sets the policy agenda  Aspirational  Binds Crown and councils

12 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia State Policies Schematic construction

13 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Options for intervening in the built environment  Do nothing  Planning directive  Government (small p) policy  Advocacy – another aspect of business as usual  State Policy

14 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Do we have 10 years?

15 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Contacts Graeme.Lynch@heartfoundation.org.au Rob.Nolan@heartfoundation.org.au


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