Riding the Waves of Change: Towards a joined up planning approach for coastal management

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Title Riding the Waves of Change: Towards a joined up planning approach for coastal management
Author Low Choy, Darryl Charles
Publication Title Proceedings of the Queensland Coastal Conference 2009
Editor Sean Galvin and Toni Edmondson
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher SEQ Catchments Ltd
Abstract The Australian coastal zone is experiencing increasing pressures from a number of global, national, regional and local drivers of change. Consequently, these highly dynamic and constantly evolving coastal landscapes are becoming increasingly characterised by higher degrees of complexity which require more proactive and sophisticated approaches to management than hitherto. Future management responses will need to address the complexity of unrelenting urbanisation and peri-urbanisation processes, evolving community expectations, future trends in outdoor recreation and coastal tourism, a wider range of threats to natural resources and environmentally sensitive coastal locations and the increasing competition for limited coastal resources. However past planning approaches have failed to adequately address these issues, particularly in the non urban environments and hence, environmental, natural resource, socio-economic and cultural values are at risk. All too often, traditional approaches have been compartmentalised, single purpose attempts to safeguard a narrowly defined or single objective. This paper will outline current thinking on integrated (joined up) planning approaches to address complex coastal landscape management in a proactive manner. The paper will be supported by examples of outcomes from current research into peri-urbanisation in high growth coastal regions and the evolving role of local government in regional coastal natural resource management.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.qldcoastalconference.org.au/information.php
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.
ISBN 978-0-9806511-0-2
Conference name Queensland Coastal Conference
Location Gold Coast, Queensland
Date From 2009-05-13
Date To 2009-05-15
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29920
Date Accessioned 2010-04-16
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Engineering
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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