Spatial planning and changing landscapes: a failure of policy in peri-urban Victoria, Australia
Albert Llausas, Michael Buxton, Ruth Beilin
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016
Building on the scientific literature, this article first summarises the socio-environmental impacts of land-use change expected to occur in high amenity Australian peri-urban areas, involving in particular, the effects of land development on agriculture, biodiversity, landscape character, bushfire risk and social factors. Second, the current spatial planning framework and its distribution in seven municipalities in Victoria, Australia, is critically analysed, and records of approved planning permits are related to this framework to assess the challenges posed by peri-urban growth. We argue that the current planning framework supports a static approach which does not address foreseen challen..View full abstract
Awarded by RMIT University Research and Innovation
Awarded by Beatriu de Pinos program of the AGAUR-Generalitat de Catalunya
This work was supported by RMIT University Research and Innovation [grant no. IO332627]; and the Beatriu de Pinos program of the AGAUR-Generalitat de Catalunya [grant no. 2010BP-A00205].