Integrated Planning Guide

Integrated Planning Guide version 3.0.All plans, policies and developments can potentially affect the physical and mental health of people. Integrated planning involves taking a holistic approach to addressing the needs of communities to determine the most appropriate course of action.

The Integrated Planning Guide 3.0 (IPG) is a tool to help integrate outcomes thinking relevant to health, wellbeing and sustainability into policy and plan making by considering a wide array of influences that shape our communities.

The IPG is designed to help:

  • plan in ways that build stronger more sustainable social, environmental and economic outcomes;
  • promote the wellbeing of all; and
  • keep sight of the shared vision for stronger, healthier and more resilient communities.

The IPG was developed collaboratively with various local agencies and endorsed by the Greater Christchurch Partnership. It can be used in multiple ways during planning and policy development to assess impacts. The targeted questions aim to enhance constructive thinking and encourage innovation. This tool can be used as a desk guide right through to being the focus at stakeholder meetings or integrated assessments.

The IPG builds on two previous resources:

Contact the Health in All Policies Team at Community and Public Health if you would like a presentation on the IPG, tailored training, or to workshop a project you are working on ( hiap[at]

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch