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Stakeholder analysis of coastal zone and waterway stakeholders in the Port Curtis and Fitzroy Catchments of central Queensland
The purpose of this project was to create a better understanding of the multi-stakeholder environment in which decisions are made for the coastal zone. Stakeholder analysis and social mapping are applied here as participatory social research tools that document and feed back the values, interests, attitudes and aspirations of a defined group of stakeholders to encourage mutual understanding and enhance negotiation and deliberation over genuine conflicts of interest. This project used stakeholder analysis to investigate the values, interests, attitudes and aspirations of those involved in, or affected by, decision-making in the Port Curtis and Fitzroy Catchments. The 'social map' that the research generated will provide a more robust platform for research, planning and decision-making. These participatory 'tools' have been used to understand the coastal system, by xamining how stakeholders construct and perceive the coastal zone, and the planning and management environment.