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Participatory planning for sustainable woodland resource-use in tropical savanna woodlands north Queensland

Thwaites, Robin N., Carter, Jennifer, & Norman, Phillip (2006) Participatory planning for sustainable woodland resource-use in tropical savanna woodlands north Queensland. In Childs, Iraphne R.W. & Hudson, Brian J. (Eds.) Queensland Geographical Perspectives. Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Inc, Brisbane, Qld., pp. 147-168.

Abstract

The project reported upon here addresses the resource planning issues for the savanna woodlands of tropical northern Queensland under native title on the western margin of Cape York Peninsula.Involving the indigenous community and their decision-making environment proved to be a positive and progressive process. Initiating and maintaining involvement, to promote empowerment and ownership of the process and outcomes, was also the part of the project that required the greatest investment of time and effort. The concept of resource-use planning had previously been seen as an alien imposition upon their community for ‘outsider’ benefits, whereas the participatory approach has shown their ownership of the decisions over the use of their resources for, largely, their community benefit, whilst maintaining a procedure and outcomes acceptable to regional and State administration.

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ID Code: 5842
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details : r.thwaites@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: land use planning, resource management, indigenous communities, natural resource management
ISBN: 094928615x
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Natural Resource Management (050209)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Inc
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:30

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