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A number of resources have been developed by PCAL to help disseminate information relating to the application of active living principles and to facilitate the translation of theory into everyday practice.

Planning and Design Guidelines

Designing Places for Active Living is a web based resource that provides specific considerations to help create environments for active living. They are listed under seven key environments.

  • Cities, towns and neighbourhoods
  • Walking and cycling routes
  • Public transport
  • Streets
  • Open Space
  • Retail areas
  • Workplaces

For each issue, there is an objective, a concise overview of important design considerations, together with links to key references and additional resources for detailed design guidelines.

Active Living Fact Sheets

There is a growing body of research investigating the links between physical activity and the environment in which people live, work and play. These fact sheets provide background information on physical activity and active living as well as highlighting a selection of audit tools for those wanting to assess or evaluate aspects of the environment.

PCAL Monthly Bulletin

The purpose of the bulletin is to provide people interested in promoting active living choices within NSW, material applicable to the broad range of NSW agencies represented on PCAL.

To subscribe to the PCAL Bulletin or to access previous issues click here.


PCAL has coordinated the delivery of a range of active living presentations and capacity building workshops. Powerpoint slides and learner notes (where available) are listed according to topic headings.

Evidence Papers

As part of its work plan, PCAL has prepared and/or commissioned evidence papers relating to a number of topics.

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