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Regulatory compliance as a means to achieve environmental sustainability at some large coastal developments in Queensland

By Hugh Lavery


The growing public concern about the complexity, cost and uncertain efficacy of the statuary environmental impact assessment process applying to large-scale projects in Queensland is reviewed. This is based on field data gathered over the past six years sat large-scale marina developments that access major environmental reserves along the coast. An ecological design proposal to broaden the process consisted with both government aspirations and regional ecological parameters - termed Regional Landscape Strategies - would allow the existing Environmental Impact Asessment to be modified alone potentially more practicable and effective lines

Topics: 050104 Landscape Ecology, 050209 Natural Resource Management, sustainable development, environmental impacts, ecosystem management
Publisher: Queensland Environmental Law Association
Year: 2012
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