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Published on March 11, 2008

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Meeting the Sea Change Challenge:  Meeting the Sea Change Challenge Dr Nicole Gurran Planning Research Centre ngurran@arch.usyd.edu.au 02 9351 7729 Methodology:  Methodology International literature review Coastal LGA website search; DOTARs leading practice, EU Commission on ICZM & NOAA databases Practice examples that reflect BP principles + innovative & transferrable Governance: Best Practice Principles:  Governance: Best Practice Principles Integrated social, economic, environmental considerations at local, regional, and national levels, consistent with ICZM Collaboration Engage community and private sectors Principle of subsidiarity Governance: Strategic Responses:  Governance: Strategic Responses Comprehensive strategic framework – coastal management and protection, environmental conservation, land use planning, community well being Governance: Strategic Responses:  Governance: Strategic Responses Decision making support systems / assessment tools Community governance models Community engagement strategies Environment: Best Practice Principles:  Recognising fundamental ecological limits Limiting use of non renewable resources / waste Prevent further exposure to hazards Minimise potential land use conflict (conservation, tourism, residential, ag / fishing) Reflect and promote indigenous input Environment: Best Practice Principles Environment: Strategic responses:  Environment: Strategic responses Growth management approaches – Urban Growth Boundaries / Population caps Environment: Strategic responses:  Environment: Strategic responses Environmental protection / conservation tools: Habitat Conservation Plans Transferable development rights Voluntary conservation schemes Green offsets Environment: Strategic responses:  Environment: Strategic responses Coastline Management Plans Local plans for natural water system management (eg. Tweed Shire Estuary Mgt Plan) Indigenous Land Use Agreements / Joint Management Community wellbeing: Best Practice Principles:  Community wellbeing: Best Practice Principles Protect and enhance sense of place – settlements and surrounding landscapes Build social cohesion – new and existing residents Maintain social equity and diversity Community wellbeing: Strategic responses:  Community wellbeing: Strategic responses Protecting unique attributes of place: “Sacred spaces” Differentiate between tourist areas and places for local recreation, congregation, contemplation Design review board Local design awards Style guide Community wellbeing: Strategic responses:  Community wellbeing: Strategic responses Building social cohesion Research needs of new residents Information packs for new / prospective residents Events to bring new + existing residents together Support volunteering http://dkd.net/herveybay/art/yagsate.jpg Community wellbeing: Strategic responses:  Community wellbeing: Strategic responses Promoting social equity and diversity: Local housing strategy Protecting particular dwelling types Planning incentives for affordable housing Requirements for developers to contribute to affordable housing fund Employee housing Economy& Tourism: Best practice principles:  Economy& Tourism: Best practice principles Preserving high quality lifestyle – economic strategies build on and enhance local assets Regional approach to development Economic development strats should benefit local / regional residents & businesses Address needs of most disadvantaged Encourage industries that cater to external markets / local markets otherwise vulnerable to external competitor www.wellbeingcentre.com.au (Hervey Bay) Economy and tourism: Strategic responses:  Economy and tourism: Strategic responses Regional economic development strategies Use quality of life asset to attract skilled workers, entrepreneurs & business leaders Seek industries that offer high wages & skilled positions Economy and tourism: Strategic responses:  Economy and tourism: Strategic responses Business incentive / incubation: Encouraging businesses to locate within local area Assistance with grants Business incubation centres Facilitate networks / clusters Business training Assist new local graduates Economy and tourism: Strategic responses:  Economy and tourism: Strategic responses Information & monitoring Tourism builds on local assets, character, resources, supported by planning regulations Tourism supports existing / emerging activities Infrastructure: Best practice principles:  Infrastructure: Best practice principles Needs determined within overall strategic planning framework Support desired future settlement patterns + environmental capacity Intergovernmental collaboration Investment decisions prioritise: env. protection, rehabilitation, sustainable resource use Social equity of access Preferred economic activities Infrastructure: Strategic responses:  Infrastructure: Strategic responses Regional infrastructure planning Planning for specific types of infrastructure – eg. “ecological infrastructure” Financial mechanisms Future Research Priorities:  Future Research Priorities Socio-spatial polarisation Social cohesion & rapid change Sense of place Economic growth within sensitive coastal environments Sustainable environmental design Sharing practice

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