Selandra Rise

VicHealth funded a five-year study to look at how key design features of Selandra Rise, a housing development in Melbourne’s south east growth corridor, could impact on the health and wellbeing of residents.

Two in five residents reported an increase in physical activity after moving to the neighbourhood and 25 per cent were strongly satisfied with Selandra Rise as a convenient location compared to their previous neighbourhoods. However, the research also made recommendations for future development and planning of residential communities, such as increased public transport, local employment opportunities and open spaces suitable for all weather.

RMIT undertook the study in collaboration with Stockland, the Metropolitan Planning Authority, the City of Casey and the Planning Institute of Australia.

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