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The mining industry in Queensland, Australia : some regional development issues

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Galina Williams
Mining boom has created various impacts in the regions of Queensland, Australia. However, it is not clear how to increase positive impacts from mining within the regions. Mining industry may be the dominant industry in the local community and in the region in terms of providing local employment and generating income; it does not necessarily have direct linkages to the local economy and therefore does not contribute fully to diversified sustainable development of the local community or the region. This paper discusses the dependency of mining communities on the resource industry. The regional economic diversity is identified using the input–output analysis. This paper attempts to identify the key sectors, backward and forward linkages within three regions in Queensland: Fitzroy, South West and Darling Downs Statistical Divisions in order to analyse which industries in each region are needed to be encouraged to increase their connections with the mining industry to induce higher retention of benefits from mining boom and reduce regions dependence on mining.

History

Volume

39

Start Page

101

End Page

114

Number of Pages

14

eISSN

1873-7641

ISSN

0301-4207

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Pergamon Press

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Resources policy.