Assessment of the Potential Changes in Wellbeing of Key Interest Groups in the Fitzroy River Catchment Under alternative Development Scenarios: scenario team's workshop 3, Broome, Western Australia, 15–16 October

Kiatkoski Kim, Milena, Alvarez-Romero, Jorge, Wallace, Ken, Pannell, David, Douglas, Michael, and Pressey, Robert (2021) Assessment of the Potential Changes in Wellbeing of Key Interest Groups in the Fitzroy River Catchment Under alternative Development Scenarios: scenario team's workshop 3, Broome, Western Australia, 15–16 October. Report. The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Abstract

This report presents the preliminary results of a workshop held on 15 and 16 October 2019 in Broome, aiming to develop a way to identify and assess the likely positive and negative effects of different future development scenarios on the wellbeing of key interest groups in the Fitzroy River catchment. Participants discussed how several categories of wellbeing are currently satisfied in the Fitzroy catchment and then assessed a set of future scenarios against those categories. Participants’ ratings followed a similar pattern, with scenarios 1A, 1B and 2 (strong policies) being rated positively by the majority of participants, and scenarios 3 and 4 (weak policies) being rated mostly negatively. The common pattern reflects a recurrent theme in participants’ comments regarding the need for good governance, strong policies, and regulation of economic activities so that residents can benefit from such new development initiatives. Conversely, in weak policy scenarios, there could be negative social and environmental impacts that would affect residents and the eventual economic benefits could be reaped by fewer locals, or by non-residents (e.g. corporations and temporary workers).

Item ID: 70873
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: NESP; multi-objective planning; land-use change; land-use planning; water planning; development; agriculture; mining; farming; grazing; pastoral; aquaculture; carbon farming; cultural tourism; water use; water allocation; biodiversity conservation; participatory scenario planning; conservation planning; natural resource management; stakeholder engagement; Traditional Owners; Indigenous Australians; Fitzroy River catchment; Kimberley Region; Western Australia; Northern Australia
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Also see: Multi-objective planning in northern Australia: co-benefits and trade-offs between environmental, economic, and cultural outcomes. Final report to the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. https://doi.org/10.25903/p324-m141

Funders: The University of Western Australia, James Cook University, ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, National Environmental Science Program (NESP)
Projects and Grants: NESP Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2022 02:04
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 30%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410402 Environmental assessment and monitoring @ 40%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410406 Natural resource management @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1803 Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management > 180301 Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems @ 30%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180603 Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use @ 40%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180601 Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems @ 30%
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