Health Environment

Description and aims

Glocally the environment we live in and where we create our health is challenged. This stream focuses on the health and equity impacts of, e.g., urban sprawl, infrastructure development (Healthy Airports), walkable access, greenspace, active transport, and healthcare facility and precinct design. ‘Health Environment’, through CPHCE, manages the Healthy Urban Environments Collaboratory at MARIDULU BUDYARI GUMAL SPHERE.  The stream builds on a long tradition of separate work across CPHCE collaborations.

Key current research areas

Health and high density urban living

In this research area CPHCE coordinates data collection, dissemination and advocacy on high density residential developments across Greater Sydney. CHETRE convenes a group with Western Sydney, South Western Sydney and Northern Sydney Local Health District and Parramatta and Liverpool Council representatives; HERDU does the same around developments in Green Square.

Western Sydney Airport

This program focuses on supporting authorities in shaping policies and programmes that facilitate best futures for Western Sydney Airport scenarios. Health Impact Assessments are being carried out, and a research programme into the Healthy Aerotropolis is under way.

Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) Collaboratory - a Clinical Academic Group funded by the MARIDULU BUDYARI GUMALSydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE)

This program brings together different universities and service providers to consider policy-relevant research programmes and strategies to support Healthy Urban Planning.

Key partners

Key partners in the stream and its research programmes are local communities, consumer groups and community advocates, health districts, local councils, and industry.

Stream lead

Evelyne de Leeuw leads this stream.



Health and Housing Partnership Objective 2: Housing for Health Pilot

The pilot of Housing for Health utilises ‘HealthHabitat’ methodology in making changes to environmental conditions to improve health status and reduce the risk of disease and injury. The pilot is for women living in social housing who are pregnant, improving their housing so that the health of their newborn infant is improved.

Healthy Airports Stage 2

To support development of a Healthy Airports concept with potential partners Liverpool Council, WSACo, ICAO, ACI and SWSLHD

Place-making and its impact on health outcomes among refugees in high income contexts: A systematic review

The project is examining the association between place-making and physical and mental health outcomes including wellbeing among refugees in high-income contexts.

SWSLHD Equity Strategy

CHETRE are supporting SWSLHD Planning and Population Health to develop a district wide Equity Strategy that ensures the needs of diverse population groups are reflected in services planning and policy development. There is a commitment to develop an Equity Framework in the soon to be released SWSLHD Strategic Plan 2018-2021.




Consulting with people who matter: Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Liverpool

Developing and conducting a capacity building program that will educate, inspire, equip and empower residents and other stakeholders (e.g. service providers) to advocate against the excessive level of access to alcohol in their community

Gambling Related Harm Forum

Planning and delivering a forum to build capacity among service providers to reduce gambling-related harm in Fairfield  

Latrobe Health Innovation Zone Charter (DHHS-VIC)

To follow up on the Latrobe Valley post-Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Health Innovation Zone, Assembly and Health Advocate development trajectory – consultations and development workshops for developing a LHIZ Charter

Linkage Development Support (UNSW)

To support development of an ARC Linkage grant on Healthy Airports with potential partners Liverpool Council, WSACo, ICAO, ACI and SWSLHD



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