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.
|Publisher||University of Sydney|
|Number of pages||92|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- environmental impacts
- major transport infrastructure
- infrastructure projects
- health promotion