New governance, green planning and sustainability: Tasmania Together and Growing Victoria Together

Crowley, Kate and Coffey, Brian (2007) New governance, green planning and sustainability: Tasmania Together and Growing Victoria Together. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 66 1: 23-37. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8500.2007.00511.x


Author Crowley, Kate
Coffey, Brian
Title New governance, green planning and sustainability: Tasmania Together and Growing Victoria Together
Journal name Australian Journal of Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-6647
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2007.00511.x
Volume 66
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 37
Total pages 15
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1607 Social Work
16 Studies in Human Society
Abstract Bridgman and Davis (2000:91) have argued that 'ideally government will have a well developed and widely distributed policy framework, setting out economic, social and environmental objectives'. This article compares and evaluates two such frameworks or plans, Tasmania Together and Growing Victoria Together, in terms of their potential to promote sustainability. It argues that they are very different exercises in new governance, aimed at reconnecting with community priorities and at redirecting macro-policy setting away from a preoccupation with economic priorities, respectively. Nevertheless, both plans have the capacity to 'green' state planning, in Tasmania in terms of more purposeful benchmarks, and in Victoria in terms of enhanced sustainability emphasis in the macro-policy setting. The article encounters tensions in its review of the plans between deliberation and planning, policy empowerment and policy progress, and policy institutionalisation and politicisation as means of achieving policy change. It finds that whilst Tasmania and Victoria are re-engaged states that are reinventing state policy, as yet they are failing to meet the governance challenges of sustainability.
Keyword Public Administration
sustainability
new governance
state planning
green planning
Participation
Work
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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