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Climate and Natural Resources

Plants, people and planning: integrating national botanical information and regional vegetation planning and management

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Wells G; Young A
  • Publisher: CSIRO Plant Industry
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Plants, People and Planning project considered how the information held in national botanical databases is used in regional vegetation planning and management. The specific objectives of the project were to examine the accessibility and usefulness of a range of national botanical datasets for regional groups in enabling them to ....

Playing with fire? Bushfire and everyday life in changing rural landscapes

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Eriksen, Christine
  • Publisher: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences - Faculty of Science, University of Wollongong
  • Country: Australia

The severity of the January 2003 Canberra bushfires initiated a national enquiry on bushfire mitigation and management by the Council of Australian Governments. One of the core messages conveyed by the enquiry was a concern about community complacency, particularly in the rural-urban interface, that previous and subsequent enquiries and research ....

Populating regional Australia: What are the impacts of non-resident labour force practices on demographic growth in resource regions?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: John Rolfe, Susan Kinnear
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Resource-based activity provides a strong stimulus to local economies, largely through the high incomes paid to employees in the resources sector, plus the large levels of expenditure through supporting business chains. However, the role that resource development plays in driving regional population dynamics remains poorly understood, particularl ....

Population futures in the Australian desert, 2001-2016

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: J. Taylor
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Australian desert's unique social, economic and environmental characteristics create challenges in supporting its 179,000 people. This report presents research commissioned as part of supporting documentation for a proposal to establish a Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The aim was to explore the scope for d ....

Potential impacts of climate change on the fauna values of the Tasmanian wilderness World Heritage Area

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Stephen Mallick
  • Journal Name: Nature Conservation Report Series
  • Journal Number: 13/2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This report provides an assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on the fauna values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and identifies management response options. The report covers fauna values associated with terrestrial, freshwater and estuarine environments, as well as marine mammals which breed and or h ....

Prescribed burning in southwestern Australian forests

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Burrows, N; McCaw, L
  • Journal Name: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • Journal Number: 11.s1
  • ISBN: 1540-9295
  • Country: Australia

Prescribed burning is an important but often controversial fire-management tool in fire-prone regions of the world. Here, we explore the complex challenges of prescribing fire for multiple objectives in the eucalypt forests of southwestern Australia, which could be regarded as a model for temperate landscapes elsewhere. Prescribed fire has been u ....

Promoting Plant Conservation on Leasehold Land in the Australian Capital Territory

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: King, Geoff
  • Journal Name: Australasian Plant Conservation: Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Australian Capital Territory

Land tenure in the ACT is exclusively leasehold. In 1996, the Government commenced a review of rural land policy and launched a new one in March 2000. The new rural policy provided the basis for securing sustainable rural enterprises and a high degree of protection for the natural values that they support and with which they intera ....


  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Economic Consulting Services
  • Publisher: WA Department of Water
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Pilbara, Western Australia

This study develops estimates of current and future water usage in the Pilbara. This information is to be used by the Department of Water in regional water planning processes for the Pilbara and to complement other work on the water resources of the region. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Protecting the heart of our country

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Barry Traill
  • Journal Name: Issues
  • Journal Number: No. 104
  • Publisher: Control Publications
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 0819-8101

With wilderness areas across the globe rapidly disappearing, Australia’s outback remains one of the last great natural places on Earth. How do we manage our wild lands into the future?     The article focuses on the management of the natural resources and wilderness areas in Australia. It mentions that the five Great Wilderness Are ....

RDA Barossa Stakeholder Reporting 2012-2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia Barossa
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Report for stakeholders on the activities of the RDA Barossa and Barossa region. Report Location ....

RDA Far North 2012-13 Annual Report

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia Far North
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

RDA Far North Annual Report 2012-13 update on business and economic development in the region. Report Location ....

RDA Gold Coast Regional Profile 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia Gold Coast
  • Published Location: Southport, QLD
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Gold Coast, Queensland

The Gold Coast Regional Plan 2013 attempts to address the challenges and opportunities facing the Gold Coast region. The Gold Coast RDA has been working with a variety of business, government, community and environmental groups to identify the Gold Coast regional priorities. These priorities form the basis of the 2013-2016 Regional Plan. The fr ....

RDA Goldfields Esperance Regional Plan

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Goldfields Esperance
  • Published Location: Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Goldfields Esperance Regional Plan sets out the strategic framework for RDA Goldfields Esperance to contribute to the regional vision. Its priorities are: Attracting and retaining population Increasing access to affordable, adaptable and secure housing Enhancing industry resilience and innovation Ensuring a healthy and valued environme ....

RDA Kimberley Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Kimberley
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Kimberley region of Western Australia is a unique and vast area of desert, river and saltwater country. On the world stage, it is regarded as a last frontier and is renowned for its rugged beauty, isolation, Aboriginal heritage and large areas of pristine wilderness. RDA Kimberley's vision for the region is to create an environment of oppo ....

RDA Limestone Coast Annual Report 2012-2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Annual report of the RDA Limestone Coast. Update on the Regional Roadmap plan on economic development, infrastructure, population growth, skills, leadership development, tourism, lifestyle, promotion, and community wellbeing. Update of key performance indicators for state and local government target outcomes. Overview of strategiec actions and sm ....

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