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Submission to Brisbane City Council Draft Brisbane Economic Development Plan

Hampson, Keith D., Brown, Kerry A., & Furneaux, Craig W. (2006) Submission to Brisbane City Council Draft Brisbane Economic Development Plan. (Unpublished)

Abstract

The CRC for Construction Innovation supports the Economic Development Plan, for Brisbane City Council. However a number of challenges exist that need to be addressed as they have the capacity to negatively impact upon the plan. These include:

o The increased population growth in the local government areas surrounding Brisbane is likely to place considerable pressure upon Brisbane’s infrastructure (transport, roads, water and industrial waste disposal) o The cost of addressing this increased pressure is not likely to be matched by increasing revenue from domestic rates o Intergovernmental relationships (both with the State Government and adjacent Local Government Authorities) are critical for the achievement of the infrastructure aspects of the strategic plan. o The ongoing skills shortage will exacerbate the existing backlog of infrastructure projects, which are required to support jobs growth.

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ID Code: 7347
Item Type: Other
Keywords: Brisbane City Council, Development Plan, Construction
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 04 May 2007
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 14:17

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