Communities Under Stress: Understanding and Managing Growth in Resource–Based Regions–The case of the Western Downs, Queensland
Mayere, Severine & Baker, Douglas C. (2011) Communities Under Stress: Understanding and Managing Growth in Resource–Based Regions–The case of the Western Downs, Queensland. In The 3rd World Planning Schools Congress 2011, 4 - 8 July , Perth, Western Australia.
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The Western Downs region, located in Southern Queensland, about 200 kilometres west of Brisbane, has been experiencing rapid and significant changes over the past years, due to a massive boom in the energy sector. The rapid growth triggered by the development of mining and energy sectors has generated environmental, socio-economic and land use issues, and has revealed strong weaknesses within the region’s current governance arrangements. The present paper develops a four-stage approach to managing current and expected changes in a resource-based region under tremendous stress and uncertainty.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Land Use Conflict, Spatial Cohesion, Mining, Resource-based Communities|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Deposited On:||03 Apr 2012 15:46|
|Last Modified:||06 Apr 2012 14:04|
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