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Kununurra Regional Hotspots Land Supply Update

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: State of Western Australia
  • Publisher: Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Published Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • ISBN: 0 7309 9658 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Kununurra, Western Australia

This document forms part of a series of documents prepared by the Department for Planning and Infrastructure (DPI) in conjunction with LandCorp, for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). These documents provide a snapshot of land supply in regional centres experiencing land and housing supply pressures as a result of growth in the re ....

Mining and Indigenous tourism in Northern Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Brereton, David.
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism
  • Published Location: Gold Coast, Qld
  • ISBN: 9781920704940
  • Country: Australia

The first of its kind undertaken, this study used a case study methodology to investigate the opportunities for using ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ mining project infrastructure to support the development of indigenous tourism operations in northern Australia. Key study objectives were to: •Assess the potential to develop existing natural and indi ....

Mining and Indigenous Tourism in Northern Australia: Summary of Findings

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Brereton, David; Barker, Tanuja; Memmott, Paul; Thomson, Linda; O'Rourke, Tim; Chambers, Catherine; Reser, Joseph; Buultjens, Jeremy
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Aboriginal Environments Research Centre
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

This study was funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Rio Tinto. The aim of the study was to investigate the opportunities for mining operations to support the development of Indigenous tourism ventures in remote and regional Australia. Many Indigenous communities have cultural tr ....

Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce: Final Report

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

The Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce has been charged with finding new opportunities for economic development in northern Australia based on water availability and sustainability. It is to report on the potential impact of new development on water balance and quality, the environment, existing water users and the broader community. It ....

Perceptions of climate change impacts, adaptation and limits to adaption in the Australian Alps: the ski-tourism industry and key stakeholders

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Morrison, Clare; Pickering, Catherine M
  • Journal Name: Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • Journal Number: 21.2
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 09669582
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: The Australian Alps

This paper explores perceptions of ski-tourism representatives and other regional stakeholders about climate change impacts, limits to tourism development and adaptation strategies in the Australian Alps. This area faces rising temperatures, declining rain and snow falls, and shorter skiing seasons. Open-ended interviews examined the perceptions, ....

PLACE-BASED POLICIES FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT - CRETE, GREECE (CASE STUDY)

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • Country: Greece
  • State/Region: Crete

The following case study on the Region of Crete in Greece is organised in four parts: The context is presented in part one with developments on regionalisation in Greece, a rapid overview of the main demographic and economic features of Crete, a profile of Cretan rural areas and of agriculture, tourism and innovation in the Region. Par ....

Promoting hunting tourism in north Sweden: opinions of local hunters

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Willebrand, T.
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Wildlife Research
  • Journal Number: Vol.55, No.3
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Heidelberg, Netherlands
  • Country: Sweden

Hunting tourism can help to diversify local economies in rural areas. In northern Sweden, hunting tourism has the potential to counteract outmigration and unemployment, but may entail ecological and social risks. I used a mail survey of 2,110 hunters in rural northern Sweden to assess attitudes toward hunting tourism. Respondents emphas ....

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 Tasmania Regional Plan 2013-2014

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Tasmania

The RDA Tasmania Regional Plan is reviewed annually to update profiling information and revise RDA Tasmania's strategic direction and regional priorities. Draft priorities are shared with a wide range of stakeholders to invite input and this feedback is incorporated throughout the drafting process. Five broad priorities have been identified by R ....

Regional Economies and the place of tourism

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Hamper, David
  • Journal Name: Geography Bulletin
  • Journal Number: Vol. 44, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Tourism is one of Australia's major industries accounting for more than 2.5% of Australia's gross domestic product in 2010 (Tourism Research Australia, 2011). In the same year tourism directly employed 4.5% of Australia's workforce with a significant proportion more relying indirectly on tourism for their employment. While capital ....

Small Towns Big Ideas: Case Studies in Small Town Community Economic Development

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Will Lambe
  • Publisher: N.C. Rural Economic Development Center
  • Published Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Arkansas, Minnesota, California, Maryland, Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Nebraska, Oregon, Iowa, Indiana

Small Towns, Big Ideas is the result of an intensive, yearlong effort to identify and document the stories of small towns that are surviving - and in come cases, thriving - as hubs of civic and economic activity. This publication includes stories about planning and implementing economic development strategies in 45 small towns with populations ....

The Amenity Principle, Internal Migration, and Rural Development in Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Neil Argent, Matthew Tonts, Roy Jones & John Holmes
  • Journal Name: Annals of the Association of American Geographers
  • Country: Australia

Arguably, rural land markets inAustralia are currently in a high state of flux, with a panoply of competing interests seeking to capitalize on both the traditional and a range of newly emergent values anchored in land. Amenity-led migration is, we argue, an important strand of this renewed interest in rural lands, albeit one that is hig ....

The Economic Core? The Aboriginal Contribution to the Alice Springs/Central Australian Economy

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Gerritsen, Rolf; Stanley, Owen; Stoeckl, Natalie
  • Journal Name: Journal of Social and Economic Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.13, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Central Australia

The purpose of this paper is to estimate the contribution that expenditure by Aboriginal people, and related institutions and activities, makes to the Central Australian/Alice Springs economy. Expenditures estimated include: those by Aboriginal people in Alice Springs; expenditure in Alice Springs by institutions which deal exclusively or extensi ....

The effects of tourism impacts upon quality of life of residents in the community

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Kim, Kyungmi
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Virginia
  • ISBN: 9780496023998
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Virginia

This study investigates how tourism affects the quality of life (QOL) of residents in tourism destinations that vary in the stage of development. The proposed model in this study structurally depicts that satisfaction with life in general derives from the satisfaction with particular life domains. Overall life satisfaction is derived fr ....

The village in a game park: Local response to the demise of coal mining in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Binns, Tony; Nel, Etienne
  • Journal Name: Economic Geography
  • Journal Number: Vol.79, No.1
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Country: South Africa
  • State/Region: KwaZulu-Natal

Changing economic circumstances as a result of deindustrialization and market forces dramatically affect local areas and lead to a variety of local-level responses. Economic change and the reaction to this process have received much attention in the context of the decline of old heavy industrial regions in Western Europe and North Ameri ....

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