Nvironmental health impact assessment.(4)

Choose a policy, plan or programme that you are aware of that could have an impact on the health and wellbeing of a population if implemented. Describe the proposal, outline the process you would use to undertake an HIA for this proposal and the detail the rationale for each component. Discuss the benefits and disadvantages of using the Health impact assessment (HIA) process for this particular proposal.

The following are some examples of the types of proposals that could be considered:

The establishment of a new town site
Changing the zoning of an existing rural site to residential
Restricting the maximum speed of new motor vehicles
Introducing genetically modified wheat crops to WA
Reducing the permitted age for alcohol consumption to 16
Requiring all new homes to meet a 7 green star rating for energy and water use
Recharging dams with treated wastewater
Town planning scheme amendment for an outer suburban region
Consistent labeling for over-the-counter supplements (vitamins, minerals etc