Planners and health staff collaborating on the Greater Granville Regeneration Scheme HIA <ul><li>So What? </li></ul><ul><l...
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Poster: The Health Sector’s Use of Health Impact Assessment to Inform Land Use Planning in Australia

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Poster prepared for WHO Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Conference:
Urban development and extractive industries - What can HIA offer?
http://www.who.int/hia/conference/en/index.html

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Poster: The Health Sector’s Use of Health Impact Assessment to Inform Land Use Planning in Australia

  1. 1. Planners and health staff collaborating on the Greater Granville Regeneration Scheme HIA <ul><li>So What? </li></ul><ul><li>The experience in Australia suggests that HIAs on land use planning proposals, led by the health sector, can be influential in </li></ul><ul><li>Building capacity of the health system and other sectors to undertake HIA on different types of land use planning proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships between the health and land use planning sector that enable ongoing collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>However, ongoing support for HIA from the health sector is required to institutionalise HIA as an approach to influence land-use planning </li></ul>Land Use Planning HIAs Supported or Conducted by UNSW CPHCE 2004-2009 The Health Sector’s Use of Health Impact Assessment to Inform Land Use Planning in Australia Patrick Harris, Ben Harris-Roxas Email: patrick.harris@unsw.edu.au | Phone +61 2 9612 0779 |Web http://www.hiaconnect.edu.au Mail: CHETRE, LMB 7103, Liverpool BC NSW 1871, Australia For More Information http://www.hiaconnect.edu.au <ul><li>Health sector leadership enabled practical </li></ul><ul><li>engagement with intersectoral stakeholders across a wide range of urban related areas. Without this leadership it is unlikely these HIAs would have occurred </li></ul><ul><li>Local government were particularly receptive to HIA as a process that brought evidence to support the development of proposals </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The success of these HIAs has resulted in the health sector in New South Wales investing in developing healthy built environments. However it is not clear to date where HIA can best be institutionalised within this agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>HIA capacity building efforts in Australia, with a particular focus on New South Wales, have included HIAs on a range different land-use planning activities. Lessons from these HIAs include: </li></ul><ul><li>A ‘learning by doing’ approach focussing on ‘urban health HIAs’ engaged stakeholders with a structured process for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gathering and using multiple sources of evidence to inform decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explicitly considering equity issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussing trade-offs concerning the built environment and human health </li></ul></ul>Year Name Type of Proposal Population Affected Level of HIA Sectors Involved in HIA 2004 Shellharbour Foreshore Development HIA Plan 50,000 estimated current users of area Intermediate Health, local government 2005 Lower Hunter Regional Strategy (Health) Social Impact Assessment Plan 630,000 estimated future pop 505,000 current population Intermediate Health, Education, Community Services, Housing, Sport & Recreation, Planning, Police, Premier’s & Cabinet Population Plan for Bungendore HIA Plan 4-6,000 estimated future pop 2,806 current population Intermediate Health, Local Government Sydney Metropolitan Strategy HIA Plan 600,000 estimated future pop 305,440 current population Comprehensive Health, Local Government, Planning, Transport, + 15 others Greater Granville Regeneration Scheme HIA Plan 1,500 public housing tenants 22,889 indirectly Intermediate Health, Housing, Local government Wollongong Foreshore Precinct Plan HIA Plan 1,769 directly Up to 184,212 indirectly Rapid Health, Local government 2006 Liverpool Hospital Capital Works HIA Project 420,000 estimated catchment 380,00 current catchment Intermediate Health 2007 Coffs Harbour Our Living City Settlement Strategy HIA Plan 35-40,000 estimated future pop 26,353 current population Rapid Health, Local Government Oran Park and Turner Road Land Release HIA Plan 14,000 estimated future pop No current population Rapid Health, Local Government, Growth Centres Commission Lithgow 25 Year Strategic Plan HIA Plan 22,000 estimated future pop 19,756 current population Intermediate Health, Local Government 2009 Liverpool Hospital Design Phase Equity Focused HIA Project 420,000 estimated catchment 380,00 current catchment Rapid Health Townsville Centre Redevelopment HIA Project 94,749 current population Rapid Health, Local Government Mackay Regional Development Plan HIA Plan 243,000 estimated future pop 143,000 current population Intermediate Planning and infrastructure, Health, Communities Local government and health sector staff working on the Bungendore HIA

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