An approach for adaptive and integrated environmental planning to deal with uncertainty in a Great Barrier Reef Catchment

Vella, Karen & Dale, Allan (2013) An approach for adaptive and integrated environmental planning to deal with uncertainty in a Great Barrier Reef Catchment. Australian Planner, 51(3), pp. 243-259.

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Abstract

This paper presents the Mossman Mill District Practices Framework. It was developed in the Wet Tropics region within the Great Barrier Reef in north-eastern Australia to describe the environmental benefits of agricultural management practices for the sugar cane industry. The framework translates complex, unclear and overlapping environmental plans, policy and legal arrangements into a simple framework of management practices that landholders can use to improve their management actions. Practices range from those that are old or outdated through to aspirational practices that have the potential to achieve desired resource condition targets. The framework has been applied by stakeholders at multiple scales to better coordinate and integrate a range of policy arrangements to improve natural resource management. It has been used to structure monitoring and evaluation in order to underpin a more adaptive approach to planning at mill district and property scale. Potentially, the framework and approach can be applied across fields of planning where adaptive management is needed. It has the potential to overcome many of the criticisms of property-scale and regional Natural Resource Management.

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ID Code: 70294
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online: 22 Oct 2013
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Keywords: Integrated Planning, Planning Framework, Great Barrier Reef, Stakeholder Participation
DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2013.837831
ISSN: 2150-6841
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Australian Planner [In Press] [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07293682.2013.837831
Deposited On: 17 Apr 2014 06:32
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2014 18:24

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