A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was used to help gauge the impact of Spatial Structure Plan (SSP) for the Wiri area on people’s health and wellness and engage key stakeholders.
The Healthy Cities team from Manukau City Council led this HIA in partnership with the Urban Design team. Expertise and support was provided by Synergia, an Auckland based consultancy specialising in HIAs.
A key strength of this HIA was the way it was able to work effectively in partnership with a range of agencies and organisations, building on the strength of the relationships established through the Wiri Improvement Project.
This process embraced the principles of Kaupapa Maori research by way of centralising Maori concerns, setting out to make a positive difference for Maori, promoting equity, supporting Maori determination and employing a bottom up approach. The project provided a vehicle for continuing the partnership between Te Ora O Manuaku and Pae Arahi Te Ora o Manukau.
The central findings of this HIA cover the desire for the Wiri SSP to support open space, cultural diversity, leisure/recreation, healthy affordable housing, safety, and access to amenities and services.
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