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Developing tools to support complex infrastructure decision-making

Purpose - The rapidly changing role of capital city airports has placed demands on surrounding infrastructure. The need for infrastructure management and coordination is increasing as airports and cities grow and share common infrastructure frameworks. The purpose of this paper is to document the changing...
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Diversification for sustainable development in rural and regional Australia: how local community leaders conceptualise the impacts and opportunities from agriculture, tourism and mining

Although the multiple economic, environmental and social challenges threatening the viability of rural and regional communities in Australia are well-known, little research has explored how community leaders conceptualise the impact and opportunities associated with economic diversification from agriculture into alternative industries, such as tourism and...
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Crafting regional cultural production: emergence, crisis and consolidation in the Gold Coast surfboard industry

Surfboard-making is concentrated in regions with vibrant surfing subcultures, suitable waves and sufficient expertise in crafting boards, by hand, to suit prevailing coastal conditions. This article charts the rise of the Gold Coast as Australia's most concentrated cluster of surfboard-making, from its origins as do-it-yourself...
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Criteria and methods for evaluating regional plans in the tropical savannas

Stage one of a project to develop and implement a plan evaluation framework to assess the extent to which existing regional plans in Australia's tropical savannas could contribute to sustainable use and healthy savanna landscapes identified a range of criteria that define the scope and...
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Culturally Appropriate Methods for Enhancing the Participation of Aboriginal Australians in Healthpromoting Programs

Issue addressed: This study investigated the application of an educational health promotion program, the Stanford Chronic Disease Self- Management Program (CDSM), within three Queensland Aboriginal (Murri) communities (rural, regional and urban). Methods: A participant-observation approach was used and qualitative data was collected through interviews and...
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Darling Downs Economic and Infrastructure Framework

This Economic and Infrastructure Framework (the framework) identifies opportunities for the Darling Downs economy to grow with the support of strategic infrastructure planning. By highlighting the economic potential of the Darling Downs, the framework aims to encourage private sector investment in the region, as well...
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Connecting, informing and empowering our communities: remote Indigenous radio in the Northern Peninsula area

This study provides an insight into the role and functions of a remote Indigenous radio station that broadcasts to five communities in the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) of Cape York, Queensland. It evaluates the activities of NPA Radio in the context of previous research that...
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Considering the right to have a house on rural allotments

In parts of Australia and the United States, the almost universal right to have a house on rural allotments has resulted in rural living settlement in areas zoned for agriculture. Such 'unplanned' rural living has a range of potential adverse impacts, including loss of agricultural...
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Effective Use of the Internet - Keeping professionals working in rural Australia

This study considers the extent and nature of professional isolation in rural and remote regions of Australia (specifically Queensland and Western Australia) and examines professionals' use of the internet to support their professional development needs. It draws upon survey and interview data from 10 professions...
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Deliberation in the wilderness: the far north Queensland citizen's jury

The Far North Queensland Citizen\'s Jury (FNQCJ) attempted to replicate the ideals of deliberative democracy in considering future management options for the Bloomfield Track, a controversial road between Cape Tribulation Qld and the Bloomfield River Qld. The FNQCJ consisted of 12 randomly selected citizens from...