Towards an understanding of the Queensland planning environment

Smith, Phillip B. (1980). Towards an understanding of the Queensland planning environment Master's Thesis, School of Geography, Planning and Architecture, The University of Queensland.

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Author Smith, Phillip B.
Thesis Title Towards an understanding of the Queensland planning environment
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning and Architecture
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1980
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Total pages 181
Language eng
Subjects 310103 Urban and Regional Planning
Formatted abstract
The following account provides an understanding of the institutional framework within which planning activity is carried on in Queensland. A theoretical justification for the thesis, and, as well, a clear statement of the author's intentions are provided in the introductory chapter.

Chapter 2 sets planning in its institutional content in Queensland with the State Government and local government being isolated as the chief protagonists. A detailed analysis of local government - its history, its financial status, its problems - is undertaken and some initial conclusions are reached concerning State and local government relations.

 In Chapter 3 a review is presented of the interstate planning systems, with particular emphasis being placed on the special innovations that have taken place with respect to metropolitan planning arrangements. These arrangements are then contrasted with Queensland's unique solution, the Brisbane City Council.

An analysis is made in Chapter 4 of the Queensland regional planning experience when both State and local government were necessarily drawn into closer contact. In detailing this regional planning era, the Federal Government is introduced as yet another protagonist.

The final chapter contains a summation of the major findings and interpretations made in the course of the thesis. Conclusions are reached regarding the extent to which the Queensland planning environment can accommodate change and reform, and accordingly, remedial solutions are tendered. Finally, a discussion on promotional planning is presented as a means whereby planners can affect change to the system.
Keyword City planning -- Queensland
Regional planning -- Queensland
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