Planning and developing the North Lakes master planned community: governance and the public interest in the network society

Setchfield, Benjamin and Abbott, John (2015) Planning and developing the North Lakes master planned community: governance and the public interest in the network society. Australian Planner, 52 2: 127-138. doi:10.1080/07293682.2014.957331


Author Setchfield, Benjamin
Abbott, John
Title Planning and developing the North Lakes master planned community: governance and the public interest in the network society
Journal name Australian Planner   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2150-6841
0729-3682
Publication date 2015-02-16
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07293682.2014.957331
Volume 52
Issue 2
Start page 127
End page 138
Total pages 12
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Abstract North Lakes is a master planned community (MPC) north of Brisbane which was initiated in 1995 by Lend Lease Development. Private developers, along with State governments, local councils and the local community, can play key roles in land use planning and the development of infrastructure and services in MPCs. This paper addresses the lack of information about the actual roles various stakeholder groups play in MPCs as they are planned and develop and the policy and decision networks and governance structures that are utilised. The involvement of the private sector in governance processes raises issues, which are explored in the paper, about democratic legitimacy, accountability and transparency, and the interaction of sectoral and public interests in the network society. In North Lakes, the local and State governments and the private developer, all played an active role in the governance and planning of the MPC but community sector groups played a limited role. Given the likely future planning context of governments, private and community sector actors negotiating and collaborating about sectoral and public interests in urban development, it remains important for governments to play a leading role in the process and in facilitating the development of a shared community vision.
Keyword Governance
The public interest
Master planned communities
North Lakes
The network society
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
Official 2016 Collection
 
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