Assessing environmental impacts of major transport infrastructure projects: where does human health fit? A report for the henry halloran trust at sydney university

Patrick Harris, Emily Riley, Peter Sainsbury, Jennifer Kent, Fran Baum, Anna Lane

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    Abstract

    This report details an investigation of four cases of major transport infrastructure environmental assessments to determine the extent to which they include health issues. Sound infrastructure planning is crucial to ensure that investment achieves the maximum benefit and minimal risk to society. The sheer size and scale of transport infrastructure projects, often billions of dollars, means these investments have considerable influence on the health and wellbeing of current and future populations. Transport infrastructure impacts public health in various ways including occupational health and safety, mental health, traffic injuries, noise and vibration, air quality, opportunities for physical activity, and the creation or exacerbation of existing spatial or geographic inequalities.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Sydney
    Number of pages92
    ISBN (Electronic)9780648429609
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • environmental impacts
    • major transport infrastructure
    • infrastructure projects
    • health promotion

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