Land use in Australia: Past, present and future, is a compilation of invited chapters from Australia’s leading specialists in land-use policy and planning and land management.
Chapters present many widely recognised issues involved in Australia’s land-use policy and planning, including limited understanding and poor awareness of:
- the rich history of poor decisions on land-use planning and management across different levels of government
- the discontinuities between providers of national biophysical information
- the tools, data and information to improve national land use decision making outcomes
- the poor synthesis and integration between science to policy to natural resource management and resource condition
- the benefits of land-use practitioners engaging in connection, cooperation, mutual inquiry and collective social learnings.
The aims of the book are threefold: 1) provide a review of the current status of land-use policy and planning in Australia; 2) provide a resource to inform and influence the development of land-use policy and planning; and 3) provide a sound contribution to Australia’s public–private land-use debates in the future.
The audience for the book includes government and non-government land management agencies from state and national bodies, universities and researchers.