Stakeholder perceptions of the impact of the declaration of an urban development area in Moranbah: how sustainable will the outcomes be?

Riley, Scott and Basson, Marita (2011) Stakeholder perceptions of the impact of the declaration of an urban development area in Moranbah: how sustainable will the outcomes be? Queensland Planner, 51 (3). pp. 18-23. ISSN 1326-3374

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Abstract

Moranbah is a rural mining town experiencing severe housing stress. In an effort to expedite the delivery of affordable housing, the Queensland State Government declared 1218 hectares of Moranbah, Queensland as an Urban Development Area in July 2010. Urban Development Areas declared elsewhere have not been met with enthusiasm by all, with accusations of a creep towards state dominance in planning. The nature of power and politics in modern day society needs to be considered to understand these accusations. Governance has replaced government and dictates community participation, but community consultation does not always produce sustainable planning outcomes. Concrete outcomes need to be identified to evaluate the success of community participation programs. This paper addresses the apparent gap in town planning literature as to whether or not State intervention in rural resource towns, such as Moranbah, would lead to sustainable planning outcomes. It provides not only evidence from the literature, but also stakeholder data to argue the case against indiscriminate State intervention.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2011 Scott Riley and Marita Basson: The authors assign to PIA and educational non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to PIA to publish this document in full on the World Wide Web (prime sites and mirrors) on CD-ROM or USB, and in printed form within the PIA 2011 conference proceedings. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Depositing User: Ms Marita Basson
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2012 23:02
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: community consultation; sustainable planning outcomes; UDA; self-determination
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120501 Community Planning
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120505 Regional Analysis and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20078

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