Regionalised natural resource management in South Australia: prospects and challenges of the new regime

Lane, Marcus, Cheers, Brian, and Morrison, Tiffany (2005) Regionalised natural resource management in South Australia: prospects and challenges of the new regime. South Australian Geographical Journal, 104. pp. 11-25.

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Abstract

This paper considers the prospects and challenges associated with the new regime for natural resource management in South Australia created by the 2004 Natural Resources Management Act (SA). By describing the key features of this new regime against the critical literature dealing with associational governance and civic approaches to environmental management, the paper identifies some of the principal challenges faced by those charged with making the new statute effective. The paper suggests that to be successful, five key issues will likely determine the success of the new regime: (i) the development of the capability of the new regional structure; (ii)the development of new operational approaches for achieving integrated NRM; (iii)responding to the changing demography of the interior of the state; (iv) the extent to which Aboriginal landowners are able achieve their goals for resource management; and (v) the extent of citizen control and independence of the new regional structure.

Item ID: 39971
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: natural resource management, environmental management, governance
ISSN: 1030-0481
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 01:38
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160605 Environmental Politics @ 35%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy @ 35%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 30%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales @ 50%
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