Planning for regions in Australia

Collits, Paul (2007) Planning for regions in Australia. In: Planning Australia: an overview of urban and regional planning. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 179-197. ISBN 9780521612616


Regional planning, regional policy and regional governance are contentious topics. There is debate about what properly constitutes a 'region', as there is about the form, role and scope of planning in and for regions. At the same time, the responsibility for regions and regional planning is currently spread across many levels of government as well as non-elected bodies. It is not surprising, then, that many in the planning community regard the current state of regional planning in Australia as unsatisfactory. Planners who propose a commitment to genuine spatial planning on the regional scale - that is, planning that attempts to integrate social, economic and environmental objectives for regions that are larger than local government areas and smaller than states - face a very significant challenge. To meet it, they must go beyond traditional land-use planning and regulation.

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Additional Information: Chapter 9. Permanent restricted access to published version.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2011 08:37
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2020 04:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: region; regionalism; regional planning; regional government; regional development; spatial planning; new regionalism; government involvement
Fields of Research (2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120505 Regional Analysis and Development
Fields of Research (2020): 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380118 Urban and regional economics
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4406 Human geography > 440699 Human geography not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330406 Regional analysis and development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910299 Microeconomics not elsewhere classified

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