Place-based land use planning and development in northern Australia: Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Place-based land use planning and development in northern Australia: Cape York Peninsula, Queensland Book Section

Leading from the North: Rethinking Northern Australia Development

  • Author(s): Harwood, Sharon, Christie-Johnston, Benjamin
  • Secondary Author(s): Wallace, Ruth, Harwood, Sharon, Gerritsen, Rolf, Prideaux, Bruce, Brewer, Tom, Rosenman, Linda, Dale, Alan
  • Published: 2021
  • Publisher: ANU Press
  • ISBN: (print): 9781760464424 (online): 9781760464431

Abstract: The purpose of this chapter is to describe how urban and regional planning practice applied to the creation of development plans reinforce social and economic dislocation in remote settlements in Northern Australia. This chapter examines the range of planning policies that affect regional planning and development in remote Queensland using the Cape York region as a case study. The planning literature readily acknowledges that regional economies and land use planning are inter-related, yet little is known about how a change in land use regulation may affect the performance of local and regional economies (Kim, 2011). In urban and regional planning the interaction between regional economies and land use have traditionally been considered through a top-down approach (Kim, 2011). The literature regarding planning for economic development in remote regions in Australia (Harwood et al., 2011) and Canada (Markey et al., 2006, 2008, 2012) highlight the inadequacies of top-down and industry sector–based approaches in favour of a place-based approach, yet the practice of place-based planning remains elusive. This chapter analyses the implications of contemporary planning practice on development opportunities for the Aboriginal people of Cape York in Queensland and provides a conceptual framework for a place-based approach to land use planning for future application.

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Harwood, Sharon, Christie-Johnston, Benjamin, 2021, Place-based land use planning and development in northern Australia: Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Book Section, viewed 30 November 2021, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=26817.

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