Corporate minerals and community development dilemma in the Surat Resource Region, Australia: implications for resource development planning

Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael and Alam, Khorshed (2017) Corporate minerals and community development dilemma in the Surat Resource Region, Australia: implications for resource development planning. Environmental Science and Policy, 77. pp. 122-129. ISSN 1462-9011


While the idea that agricultural farmlands and natural resources exploration can co-exist is rhetorically sound, emerged and rising realities question this claim. Past studies, particularly ones taking a corporate–community relation stance, have largely explored these emerging realities. This paper contributes analternate perspective to the debate by presenting a procedural viewpoint on the subject in the light of empirical highlights. The Surat Resource Region in Queensland, Australia, which is noted for its rich agricultural farmlands and natural resources endowment, is considered an appropriate case region for the study. Both quantitative and qualitative empirical findings show that empowerment, cultural adhocracy, and value-led partnership are the missing procedural elements that need to be enforced and incorporated into resource development planning strategies. The study offers a strategy framework for integrative resource development planning research, whose policy and practical application are promising. Study findings aim to increase the robustness of resource development strategies through enhanced understanding of the planning and management processes.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 05:08
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 00:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, community development, corporate minerals, mining industry, resource development planning
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120505 Regional Analysis and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8502 Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources > 850201 Coal Mining and Extraction
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960705 Rural Land Policy
B Economic Development > 84 Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) > 8402 Primary Mining and Extraction Processes of Mineral Resources > 840299 Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.08.006

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