Health in Planning
Wollondilly Shire Council (WSC), South Western Sydney Local Health District Population Health (SWSLHD) and Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Development (CHETRE) have engaged in a number of joint projects to work towards integrating health into council planning processes.
Health Assessment Protocol for Wollondilly Shire Council: Project Report
This report describes the process and outcomes of developing a Health Assessment Protocol for Wollondilly Shire Council. This work was carried out as part of the Wollondilly Health Alliance - Health in Planning Working Group.
The objective of this research was to develop a Health Assessment Protocol for land use and strategic planning within WSC. The protocol utilises tools and processes that fit the WSC context and considered local government environment and council processes. The Health Assessment Protocol (HAP) can operate at two levels:
- Strategic Health Assessment Protocol to be used internally within WSC to integrate health considerations into WSC policy development and strategic planning processes.
- Development Control Plan Health Assessment Protocol which would be used to integrate health considerations into the development application processes.
In addition, the report describes an implementation, monitoring and evaluation framework for the HAP.