NURP Health and Wellbeing

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Council’s strategy is to provide an environment where healthy lifestyle choices are easy.

Active modes of movement such as walking, cycling, and public transport are given the highest priority .The strong focus on the quality of the public realm caters for all ages and abilities. This will enable an ageing community to live more active lifestyles and reduces the risk of illness. At the other end of the spectrum, the increased connectivity and abundance of public space greatly improves children’s mobility choices and independence.

Improved connections to the Darebin Creek corridor mean the local residents and workers have easy access and can find relief from the urban context in a lush natural setting.

Some of the Health and Wellbeing outcomes that the strategy aims to deliver includes

  • Encouraging of active lifestyles by building high frequency and capacity public transport (e.g. light rail or tram);
  • Encouraging quality urban spaces, streets and buildings that create interest and familiarity through applying human-centred design principles;
  • Creating large spaces for people to meet in groups and smaller spaces to provide respite and quiet sitting areas; Promoting feelings of safety by creating spaces and streets designed for all abilities, ages and backgrounds that encourage interaction.

Council made a presentation regarding the NURP to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in March of 2016. A copy of the A3 poster regarding Health and Wellbeing that was shown at the presentation can be downloaded here.

* Please note that this page is for information only and that Council has not adopted these measures at time of publishing.


Council’s strategy is to provide an environment where healthy lifestyle choices are easy.

Active modes of movement such as walking, cycling, and public transport are given the highest priority .The strong focus on the quality of the public realm caters for all ages and abilities. This will enable an ageing community to live more active lifestyles and reduces the risk of illness. At the other end of the spectrum, the increased connectivity and abundance of public space greatly improves children’s mobility choices and independence.

Improved connections to the Darebin Creek corridor mean the local residents and workers have easy access and can find relief from the urban context in a lush natural setting.

Some of the Health and Wellbeing outcomes that the strategy aims to deliver includes

  • Encouraging of active lifestyles by building high frequency and capacity public transport (e.g. light rail or tram);
  • Encouraging quality urban spaces, streets and buildings that create interest and familiarity through applying human-centred design principles;
  • Creating large spaces for people to meet in groups and smaller spaces to provide respite and quiet sitting areas; Promoting feelings of safety by creating spaces and streets designed for all abilities, ages and backgrounds that encourage interaction.

Council made a presentation regarding the NURP to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in March of 2016. A copy of the A3 poster regarding Health and Wellbeing that was shown at the presentation can be downloaded here.

* Please note that this page is for information only and that Council has not adopted these measures at time of publishing.