The Heart Foundation is currently working in partnership with multiple Government bodies* to offer design guidance to promote healthy environments and active communities.
This project is known as Healthy Active by Design, and is a web based tool that assists both land use and transport planners to create healthy places to live and work around Australia.
In November 2017, we were approached by a member form the Active Living team at the Heart Foundation in regard to our recently launched Nature Kindergarten. We were asked if we would develop a case study to be published on their Healthy Active by Design website.
The purpose of the case study is to provide best-practice examples of projects that support healthy and active living.
The Heart Foundation invited Little Learners EDEC to assist them in their goal to provide National town planners, urban designers, developers and engineers in the development industry with evidence and tools to help design healthier communities.
The case study was published on their website in January 2018, please click on the link below for more information:
At the time of publishing Little Leaners EDEC was the only Early Childhood Education and Care Service Nationally that has been approached to develop a case study for the Healthy Active by Design website.
*Departments of Planning, Transport, Health and Sport and Recreation, LandCorp, the Planning Institute of Australia, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and the Western Australian Local Government Association