Latrobe Healthy Urban Design Good Practice Guideline

An initiative designed to provide practical information to the development industry, planners and the community about Healthy by Design ®.

Latrobe's Healthy Urban Design Good Practice Guideline project was a partnership between Latrobe City Council and the Department of Human Services, who jointly funded the project through the Municipal Public Health Plan Good Practice Program. The key principles of the guideline encourage active and healthy lifestyles and aim to accommodate the community, pedestrians and cyclists as a first priority in street building and open space design. The themes of physical activity, shade, safety and accessibility are considered in the design of residential developments, community centres and open space and path networks.

Latrobe's Healthy Urban Design Good Practice Guideline also provided the basis for a review of the Latrobe Planning Scheme's Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS).  The Liveability Clause of the MSS (Clause 21.08) has been re-written to incorporate Heart Foundation objectives outlined in Latrobe's Guideline.  The Latrobe Healthy Urban Design Good Practice Guidelines was included in the Latrobe Planning Scheme in 2010, and therefore must be considered in the assessment of relevant planning permit applications.

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If you have any questions, phone the strategic planning officer on 5128 5445.

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