Power, democracy and decision-making in coastal development: A case study from Central Queensland, Australia
thesisposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Karen LawrenceKaren Lawrence
"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.