Power, democracy and decision-making in coastal development A case study from Central Queensland, Australia Thesis Karen Lawrence.pdf (2.17 MB)

Power, democracy and decision-making in coastal development: A case study from Central Queensland, Australia

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"This study examines planning processes for urban development in a coastal town in Central Queensland, Australia, that is experiencing development pressure. It pays particular attention to the current decision-making planning framework and urban development issues of land clearing, building height and water availability. The research is guided by deliberative democracy theory and evaluates stakeholders' perceptions and understanding of the decision-making process for urban coastal development against democratic ideals of accountability, transparency, inclusiveness and legitimacy"--Abstract.



Central Queensland University

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This thesis may be freely copied and distributed for private use and study, however, no part of this thesis or the information contained therein may be included in or referred to in publication without prior written permission of the author and/or any reference fully acknowledged.

Open Access

  • Yes

External Author Affiliations

School of Human, Health and Social Sciences (2013- );

Era Eligible

  • No


Professor Stewart Lockie ; Dr Susan Rockloff

Thesis Type

  • Doctoral Thesis