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.
The Planning Institute of Australia National Congress delegates.