Installing large-scale community infrastructure: homeowners’ preferences toward notification and recourse

Wadley, David, Elliott, Peter and Han, Hoon (2017) Installing large-scale community infrastructure: homeowners’ preferences toward notification and recourse. Community Development, 1-17. doi:10.1080/15575330.2017.1299191


Author Wadley, David
Elliott, Peter
Han, Hoon
Title Installing large-scale community infrastructure: homeowners’ preferences toward notification and recourse
Journal name Community Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1944-7485
1557-5330
Publication date 2017-03-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15575330.2017.1299191
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract Large-scale infrastructure siting comes with few manuals about breaking bad news and offering recourse to affected communities. As an example, the installation of high voltage overhead electricity transmission lines (HVOTLs) is invariably contested and divisive. This article analyzes notification to affected parties and their pathways to advice. The medical, clinical, and organizational management literature enables creation of a multi-stage model to discover relevant preferences. From a survey of 600 homeowners in Queensland, Australia, binomial and multinomial logistic regressions indicate that: (a) personal visitation by authorities is preferred by older residents, those employed, and those concerned about visual, noise, and safety effects of HVOTLs; and (b) middle-aged respondents are likely to approach electricity corporation representatives or local council or planning officers, while those employed or holding hierarchical worldviews will often have little idea about avenues of assistance. The findings should inform infrastructure placement and other difficult situations in community development.
Keyword Bad news
Communication media
Community advice
Electricity transmission
Infrastructure installation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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