HIA Reports

Greater Western Sydney Urban Development Health Impact Assessment

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd

This HIA examines potential effects on population health and wellbeing of planned population growth and urban development in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) over the next twenty five years. During this time the population of Sydney is expected to increase by 1.1 million people, 600,000 of whom are anticipated to settle in GWS. This population increase will be accompanied by large scale development of housing, transport, employment and  social infrastructure; all changes that can potentially affect the health and wellbeing of new  residents and people living across the region.

How this growth is to be managed, in terms of where people live, the transport and other infrastructure that is provided, along with a range of other issues, has a major bearing on the  level and type of health impact. Accordingly, this project specifically analyses the Sydney Metropolitan Strategy (2005). Past patterns of growth for Sydney are also reviewed as are other recent comparable metropolitan plans, in order to provide differing perspectives on the  planning process and what are reasonable goals and targets to set.

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Health Promotion Future Directions Health Impact Assessment

Greater Western Area Health Service

Health Promotion Future Directions Health Impact Assessment

 

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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.

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Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention Social Marketing Campaign Health Impact Assessment

NSW Department of Health

In late 2003, a proposal from the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and  Health Advancement was accepted as one of five developmental sites to  participate in the NSW Health Impact Assessment Project – Phase 2.  From February to October 2004, the Centre undertook a health impact  assessment of the Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention campaign. This  ‘learning by doing’ approach involved attending training sessions and working  closely with the Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation,  who were funding by NSW Health to manage the Health Impact Assessment  Project.

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Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment of the ACT Health Promotion Board Community Funding Program

Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) and Healthpact

Healthpact (the ACT Health Promotion Board) have a strong commitment to  evidence based practice and agreed to undertake an EFHIA of the Community  Funding Program (CFP) to:  •

  • assess the potential health inequalities impact of the CFP in the ACT; and  •
  • identify how the equity focus of the program might be strengthened.

An intermediate and retrospective EFHIA of the CFP was undertaken by the Centre  for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) in collaboration with  the Healthpact secretariat and a Board member. Information on potential health  inequalities impacts was collected through: a literature review on health promotion  and health inequalities; key informant interviews; a workshop with potential  applicants and consumers; and content analysis of the processes for the 2003/2004  CFP funding round.

Social Impact Assessment of the Lower Hunter Regional Strategy

Hunter New England Area Health Service & NSW Premier’s Department

The Lower Hunter Regional Strategy prepared by the Department of Planning identifies how development in the region will be managed on a sustainable basis over the next 25 years. The Strategy, projecting a population increase of 125 000 people, has the potential to influence the health and social well-being of the community and the equitable access to, and distribution of services across the region.

In order to ensure that further disadvantage is not created by the implementation of the Strategy, the Hunter Regional Coordination Management Group, comprising of senior representatives of state government agencies from the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, completed an equity-focused Social Impact Assessment of the Strategy. A draft version of the Strategy was released for public comment on 4 November 2005 and the Social Impact Assessment was produced in response to this release.

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Non Emergency Health Related Transport Policy Screening Report

NSW Department fo Health

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Shellharbour Foreshore Management Plan HIA

South East Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service& Shellharbour City Council

 

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