Sydney Olympic Park Among the Healthiest Suburbs in NSW
17 Oct 2018
Environmental factors play a fundamental role in shaping human health and where we live, work and play directly influences our health in numerous ways. Factors that promote health including walkability, access to open space, tree cover and an ability to use active transport to get to work also play a pivotal role when deciding where to live.
OPEN SPACE AND TREECOVER
With 425 hectares (1,050 acres) of parklands throughout the Sydney Olympic Park site, this area has to offer numerous parks such as:
HOSPITALS AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Abundance of sports medicine centres and hospitals, specialist medical services, dental services and physiotherapy services, play a key role in both prevention of and recovery from illness and injury around Sydney Olympic Park area.
ACTIVE TRANSPORT TO WORK
The travel to work indicator measures the percentage of residents in the labour force travelling to work via active transport, defined as walking or cycling for the whole journey from their place of usual residence to their place of employment. Suburbs like Sydney Olympic Park with close proximity to large employment centres or access to established bicycle routes scored well for this indicator.
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