Regulating Urban Containment in Australia Brisbane and Melbourne Compared

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Title Regulating Urban Containment in Australia Brisbane and Melbourne Compared
Author England, Philippa Carmel
Publication Title Legal knowledge: Learning, Communicating and Doing
Editor M Adams
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Australasian Law Teachers Association
Abstract Queensland's South East Queensland Regional Plan, 2005- 2026 (SEQ Regional Plan) is the latest in a crop of regionally based, urban planning documents across Australia. Like other states, Queensland has finally acknowledged the environmental and economic consequences of urban sprawl. It has now accepted that solutions need to be managed and implemented on a regional scale that transcends existing local government boundaries. The SEQ Regional Plan canvasses a variety of measures and policies to address these issues.1 This paper compares the SEQ Regional Plan with its Melbourne equivalent, Melbourne 2030, and examines the legislative and regulatory measures flowing from each document. While the two documents differ on some details, overall they exhibit a very similar agenda. This may indicate an emerging 'Australian' approach to urban containment.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI
Conference name 61st Annual ALTA Conference
Location Victoria University, Melbourne
Date From 2006-07-04
Date To 2006-07-07
Date Accessioned 2007-07-10
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Law School
Subject PRE2009-Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1a

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