Hearty ap­proach to life in sub­urbs


PLAN­NING In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia na­tional congress del­e­gates had a tour of the north­ern sub­urbs when they were in town re­cently.

The Na­tional Heart Foun­da­tion hosted the study tour for the del­e­gates, who caught the train from El­iz­a­beth Quay to Joon­dalup where they trans­ferred to rid­ing urbi bikes to head to ECU.

Af­ter a pre­sen­ta­tion, del­e­gates boarded a bus to Eden Beach in Jin­dalee be­fore head­ing to Alki­mos to visit the surf club and Shore­haven es­tate.

They were then taken to the com­mu­nity gar­den in But­ler and on a walk­ing tour of the But­ler ac­tiv­ity cen­tre be­fore end­ing at But­ler train sta­tion.

Urbi ev­ery­day bik­ing of­fi­cer Jere­mey Mur­ray said it was fan­tas­tic to show­case the ben­e­fits of Joon­dalup’s bike­share sys­tem and its “po­ten­tial to cre­ate vi­brant and ac­tive com­mu­ni­ties”. The tour was part of the launch of the Heart Foun­da­tion’s nline tool Healthy Ac­tive by De­sign to help plan­ners and de­sign­ers im­prove the health of Aus­tralians by build­ing phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­tyfriendly com­mu­ni­ties.

“Plan­ners are best placed to help cre­ate health­ier cities and towns, where phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity is eas­ily achieved ev­ery day,” spokesman Trevor Shilton said.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d482661

The Plan­ning In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia Na­tional Congress del­e­gates.

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