Public Health Practice in Australia: The Organised Effort

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Public health interventions:
From quarantine to the rise of
'evidence-based practice'


In your position as a research officer in the state government public transport division you are part of a team looking at what options are available to provide public transport to service a new housing estate. It is being built on a former industrial site, 10 kilometres from the central business district (CBD) of a capital city. This estate will contain a mixture of high-rise apartments, town houses and public housing flats, a primary school, several day-care centres, an extensive shopping centre, numerous office blocks, a large sporting facility, and a retirement village. This information tells you that your team must consider different options for the various groups of people that will live there.

What arrangements will be made for those people who travel to the CBD each day, for getting children to and from school, to enable old people and those without cars to get to the shopping centre and social activities with friends? What evidence is available to enable your team to choose the best options and then to implement them?

One approach to planning new public transport services is to make an assessment of the needs of the prospective residents' groups by consulting with community organisations, the local council, prospective employers, the estate developers and the public transport companies, and by examining the options chosen for other recently established housing estates. What financial resources are available for any extensions to train and tram lines or bus routes? Is it a viable option just to rely on motor vehicles and a limited bus service?


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