Creating healthy and active communities

The Queensland Government has released a new model code for neighbourhood design to encourage the development of healthier and more active communities across the state.

Many Queenslanders are living in established communities with few footpaths, unconnected street layouts and few street trees to provide shade and shelter. Modern subdivisions with a lack of walking infrastructure continues to reinforce our dependency on private motor vehicles.

Our planning system is about developing Queensland in ways that are good for communities. The design of our neighbourhoods can encourage increased daily physical activity by providing opportunities to make healthy and active choices.

We can create healthier communities by making sure new residential neighbourhoods are comfortable and safe for walking and cycling and include accessible and convenient parks and community spaces.

It is far more cost effective to provide the infrastructure upfront in new residential subdivisions than it is to retrofit existing suburbs.

You can read this short overview document for more information.

Have your say

The Queensland Government is exploring possible elements of the model code to make mandatory for all new residential development.

You can get involved in a number of ways:

This will set a minimum standard for new development to advance healthy and active communities for all Queenslanders.

Whether you live in an inner-city suburb or a remote part of Queensland, this is a policy which impacts every Queenslander. Now we want to hear from you about the challenges you face in your neighbourhood, from a lack of footpaths to poor shading, and what we can do to make sure the same mistakes aren’t being made in new developments across the state.

The Queensland Government has released a new model code for neighbourhood design to encourage the development of healthier and more active communities across the state.

Many Queenslanders are living in established communities with few footpaths, unconnected street layouts and few street trees to provide shade and shelter. Modern subdivisions with a lack of walking infrastructure continues to reinforce our dependency on private motor vehicles.

Our planning system is about developing Queensland in ways that are good for communities. The design of our neighbourhoods can encourage increased daily physical activity by providing opportunities to make healthy and active choices.

We can create healthier communities by making sure new residential neighbourhoods are comfortable and safe for walking and cycling and include accessible and convenient parks and community spaces.

It is far more cost effective to provide the infrastructure upfront in new residential subdivisions than it is to retrofit existing suburbs.

You can read this short overview document for more information.

Have your say

The Queensland Government is exploring possible elements of the model code to make mandatory for all new residential development.

You can get involved in a number of ways:

This will set a minimum standard for new development to advance healthy and active communities for all Queenslanders.

Whether you live in an inner-city suburb or a remote part of Queensland, this is a policy which impacts every Queenslander. Now we want to hear from you about the challenges you face in your neighbourhood, from a lack of footpaths to poor shading, and what we can do to make sure the same mistakes aren’t being made in new developments across the state.