Bungendore Health Impact Assessment: A rapid HIA of two development scenarios
Greater Southern Area Health Service and Palerang Council
The village of Bungendore is located in the Southern Tablelands of NSW within the Palerang Council local government area. It is estimated that approximately 2000 people now live in the village. Recent population growth in Bungendore has highlighted the need for the provision of services for current and future residents. Planning for Bungendore’s future is especially important and planning processes are currently underway. Feasible and sustainable development outcomes will be examined in this process. In this report, two growth scenarios have been evaluated that investigate the implications of future growth on the health of its residents.
- Bungendore HIA Case Study
- Bungendore HIA Impact Evaluation
- Bungendore HIA Report
- Bungendore HIA Paper
Greater Granville Regeneration Strategy Health Impact Assessment
Sydney West Area Health Service, NSW Depart of Housing & Parramatta City Council
Urban regeneration is a complex, multifaceted process which has the potential to transform Granville, a relatively disadvantaged suburb located close to the centre of Sydney in the local government area of Parramatta. For the community of Granville it raises concerns of increased densification, and creates expectations of improvements for this historic suburb.
Parramatta City Council and NSW Department of Housing have formed a formal partnership to facilitate a collaborative approach to urban renewal. The regeneration of Granville was a project initiated under this partnership agreement. Sydney West Area Health Service (SWAHS) became involved for the purpose of conducting a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on the urban regeneration strategy and to participate in a whole of government and whole of community context.
Health Impact Assessment of the Wollongoing Foreshore Precinct Project
Dews C, Furber S, Gray E, Tranter D, Harris-Roxas B, Goldie A, Wallace C, Thackway S. Health Impact Assessment: Wollongong Foreshore Precinct Project. South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service, and Wollongong City Council, August 2006.
The way we design our cities has been shown to have an impact on health. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) provides a systematic process for identifying the positive or negative impacts that could arise from proposed policies, programs or projects, such as local government planning proposals. A HIA was conducted by South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service, and Wollongong City Council on the Wollongong Foreshore Precinct (WFP) Project. The potential impact of the Project on physical activity, social cohesion and access to healthy food were assessed.
Indigenous Environmental Health Worker Proposal
North Coast Area Health Service
This report documents the findings obtained from an intermediate Health Impact Assessment (HIA) study. The study investigated environmental health projects and methods of improving living conditions within Indigenous communities in Australia and internationally. The purpose of the study was to identify models of best practice for enhancing community capacity to address indigenous environmental health issues.
This report has been structured to reflect the themes that emerged from the research. Indicators of success in environmental health projects for indigenous communities are discussed throughout this report. The fundamental indicator of success for environmental health projects in indigenous communities is sustainability.
- Indigenous Environmental Health Worker Proposal HIA Report
- Indigenous Environmental Health Worker Proposal Screening report
- Indigenous Environmental Health Worker Proposal Scoping Report
- Indigenous Environmental Health Worker Proposal Case Study
Rapid Equity Focused HIA of the Australian Better Health Initiative: Assessing the NSW components of priorities 1 and 3
Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE)
The Australian Better Health Initiative (ABHI) Implementation Plan has been developed as part of a Council of Australian Governments Reform Package aimed at achieving better health for all Australians. In NSW Approximately $20 million of new money has been allocated from Treasury for Priority Areas 1 & 3 of The ABHI Implementation Plan: Promoting healthy lifestyles and supporting lifestyle and risk modification. As part of the development of the ABHI Implementation Plan for NSW, NSW Health asked the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity to conduct a Rapid Equity Focussed Health Impact Assessment (EFHIA) to:
- make practical recommendations in order to improve the equity of proposed strategies; and
- ensure that the strategies do not unintentionally widen the equity gap.