Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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Grants

Awarded by RMIT University Research and Innovation


Awarded by Beatriu de Pinos program of the AGAUR-Generalitat de Catalunya


Funding Acknowledgements

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].