Community voices, votes and action
Heywood, Philip R. (2010) Community voices, votes and action. In Gleeson, B. & Steele, W. (Eds.) A Climate for Growth : Planning South-East Queensland. UQP, Brisbane, Queensland.
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The diversity of community voices in the SEQ ‘bellwether region’ has grown from a muted murmur in the mid twentieth century supporting provision of urban services, rural conservation and green belts, to the current clamour against over-development, and in favour of protecting local and regional open space, wetlands and natural habitats. This in turn has often resulted in vigorous campaigns against unpopular roads, dams, dumps and tall buildings. In the last twenty years community issues have played a major part in local government elections throughout the region and have even helped unseat (in 1995-1996) a state government which discounted their authenticity and community resolve.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Community Planning , Public Participation, Community Action, Planning Process|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Community Planning (120501)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Brendan Gleeson & Wendy Steele (Eds) & Phil Heywood for chapter|
|Deposited On:||06 Sep 2010 10:54|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:19|
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