The implications regional ecosystem mapping has on land development proposals in rural Queensland

Day, Michael Peter (2010) The implications regional ecosystem mapping has on land development proposals in rural Queensland. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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[Abstract]: Over the past 13 years there have been major changes in legislation that have impacted on the land development process in Queensland. It has now become difficult for the average person to undertake land development particularly in rural Queensland. Many people considering undertaking such a project are unaware of the complexity of the legislation and the requirements necessary to complete a land development project. This dissertation has simulated the land development process in rural Queensland at times of significant legislative change. This was carried out by using a parcel of land as a case study. The method involved using this parcel of land to simulate a lot reconfiguration. The simulation was carried out to coincide with significant changes in legislation. This simulation process focused on the requirements that were necessary to undertake and successfully complete a lot reconfiguration. Other site dependant variables have been assessed including the effects that trigger the Vegetation Management Act 1999 (VMA). After detailed research and analysis it was concluded that attempting land development in areas that contain assessable vegetation is a major constraint on the viability of the project. The research analyses how the remnant vegetation and regional ecosystem mapping was undertaken and reveals the errors that have occurred and the uncertainty that still exists. The results illustrate the changes that have taken place in the land development process over the past 13 years. The results also highlight the difficulties and complexities that are encountered when attempting to proceed with such a project. The outcome of this project reinforces the fact that land development in rural Queensland is a complex and time consuming process. It was concluded that due to the requirements of the legislation that even when undertaking a relatively simple land development project a range of industry professionals will need to be consulted.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2011 05:24
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2011 05:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: surveying profession; litigation; legislation; assessable vegetation; Queensland
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18935

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