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The use of health impact assessment to determine the potential impact of an Australian urban development proposal on health and well-being

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A health impact assessment (HIA) was conducted on a local government urban proposal entitled “The Blue Mile, Wollongong City Foreshore Project”. Findings from the HIA showed that the Foreshore Project had the potential to benefit the health of residents and visitors by increasing opportunities for physical activity and social cohesion. The HIA also indicated there may be some benefits in relation to access to healthy food. This study demonstrated the value of the HIA process as a practical framework for bringing local government and health sectors together to determine the potential impact of urban development on health.

UOW Authors


  •   Furber, Susan E. (external author)
  •   Tranter, Dian (external author)
  •   Harris-Roxas, Ben (external author)
  •   Dews, Carolyn (external author)
  •   Gray, Erica (external author)
  •   Goldie, Andy (external author)
  •   Wallace, Cate (external author)
  •   Mayne, Darren
  •   Thackway, Sarah V. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Furber, S., Tranter, D., Harris-Roxas, B., Dews, C., Gray, E., Goldie, A., Wallace, C., Mayne, D. & Thackway, S. (2011). The use of health impact assessment to determine the potential impact of an Australian urban development proposal on health and well-being. Urban Policy and Research, 29 (2), 125-139.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79957988134

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/361

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 139

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • A health impact assessment (HIA) was conducted on a local government urban proposal entitled “The Blue Mile, Wollongong City Foreshore Project”. Findings from the HIA showed that the Foreshore Project had the potential to benefit the health of residents and visitors by increasing opportunities for physical activity and social cohesion. The HIA also indicated there may be some benefits in relation to access to healthy food. This study demonstrated the value of the HIA process as a practical framework for bringing local government and health sectors together to determine the potential impact of urban development on health.

UOW Authors


  •   Furber, Susan E. (external author)
  •   Tranter, Dian (external author)
  •   Harris-Roxas, Ben (external author)
  •   Dews, Carolyn (external author)
  •   Gray, Erica (external author)
  •   Goldie, Andy (external author)
  •   Wallace, Cate (external author)
  •   Mayne, Darren
  •   Thackway, Sarah V. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Furber, S., Tranter, D., Harris-Roxas, B., Dews, C., Gray, E., Goldie, A., Wallace, C., Mayne, D. & Thackway, S. (2011). The use of health impact assessment to determine the potential impact of an Australian urban development proposal on health and well-being. Urban Policy and Research, 29 (2), 125-139.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79957988134

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/361

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 139

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia