Land use conflict across the airport fence : competing urban policy, planning and priority in Australia

Stevens, Nicholas & Baker, Douglas (2013) Land use conflict across the airport fence : competing urban policy, planning and priority in Australia. Urban Policy and Research.

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Land use planning within and surrounding privatised Australian capital city airports is a fragmented process as a result of: current legislative and policy frameworks; competing stakeholder priorities and interests; and inadequate coordination and disjointed decision-making. Three Australian case studies are examined to detail the context of airport and regional land use planning. Stakeholder Land Use Forums within each case study have served to inform the procedural dynamics and relationships between airport and regional land use decision-making. This article identifies significant themes and stakeholder perspectives regarding on-airport development and broader urban land use policy and planning. First, it outlines the concept of the “airport city” and examines the model of airport and regional “interfaces.” Then, it details the policy context that differentiates on-airport land use planning from planning within the surrounding region. The article then analyses the results of the Land Use Forums identifying key themes within the shared and reciprocal interfaces of governance, environment, economic development and infrastructure. The article concludes by detailing the implications of this research to broader urban planning and highlights the core issues contributing to the fragmentation of airport and regional land use planning policy.

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ID Code: 60882
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Australia, Airport Privatisation, Interfaces, Land Use Planning, Land Use Policy
DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2013.785943
ISSN: 0811-1146
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in Urban Policy and Research[copyright Taylor & Francis]; Urban Policy and Research is available online at
DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2013.785943
Deposited On: 24 Jun 2013 00:57
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 08:59

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