Planning leadership and governance for regional Queensland

Grant, Paula ORCID: and Basson, Marita ORCID: (2014) Planning leadership and governance for regional Queensland. In: 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference, 9-11 Jul 2014, Kingscliff, NSW.


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Regional planning in Queensland has recently undergone a significant change in approach: from statutory regional plans that covered regionally-specific policy to manage and coordinate growth and infrastructure, to very specifically defined plans aimed at resolving land use conflicts between agriculture and mining. In effect, the changes devolve regional growth management and planning responsibilities back to local government. The neo-liberalist rhetoric speaks of re-empowering local government with no discussion on the capacity of local government to exercise that power across regional boundaries.
The regional governance literature points to the lack of a generally agreed upon definition of region and the emergence of new forms of governance to respond to regionalism and localism, however, it makes limited connections to the styles of leadership required to enable those governance structures.
The purpose of this paper is to identify what the connections are between emerging forms of regional governance and leadership styles relevant to the planning profession, particularly in local government. The approach will be to explore leadership models for regional planning using actor-network theory to analyse the content of past and present regional planning documents, including the Far North Queensland Regional Plan (FNQRP) and the Darling Downs Regional Plan (DDRP). It is anticipated that the paper will identify a possible framework for leadership capacity building for the planning profession that will add value to planners playing an important role in the unfolding evolution of regional leadership and governance in Queensland.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2015 01:13
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2020 06:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: regional planning, governance, actor-network theory, localism, place-based leadership
Fields of Research (2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120505 Regional Analysis and Development
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330406 Regional analysis and development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design

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