Reform in coastal policy and institutional frameworks

Sophie Barrett2, Dr David Rissik1, Shannon Haines3 1BMT, 2Cairns City Council, Cairns, Queensland, 3Ethos Urban, Brisbane, Queensland Abstract: Cairns Regional Council in partnership with the Queensland Government, is planning to address the effects of a changing climate on the Cairns coastal region...
  • April 15, 2021
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Dr Warwick Noble1 1Environment Protection Authority, Adelaide, South Australia Abstract: Ambient monitoring can appear as “monitoring for the sake of monitoring”, since the questions behind it are often linked to change over time, but not specifically change as a result...
  • April 6, 2021
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Mark Parnell1 1Parliament of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia Abstract: South Australia’s Coast Protection Act 1972 is the nation’s oldest, yet it has not been seriously revised in nearly 50 years. The Act pre-dates our understanding of climate change, biodiversity...
  • April 6, 2021
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Dr Carmen Elrick-Barr1,2, Professor Tim Smith1 1University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydoore, QLD 2Australian Coastal Society, Western Australia Abstract: Institutional instruments such as legislation, policies and plans influence decisions made in the coastal zone. Despite this, they are rarely analysed...
  • April 6, 2021
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Nicola Waldron1 1Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne, Victoria Abstract: Victoria’s first marine spatial planning framework is a key component of the State government’s Marine and Coastal Policy 2020. The framework, which is required under the Marine and...
  • April 6, 2021
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Willis K1,2 1School of Social Sciences and CMS, University of Tasmania, 2CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere Abstract: Regardless of where plastic pollution originates, the management choices and interventions made at the on-ground local level are crucial to the global success of...
  • March 6, 2020
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Ms Jacquie White1, Ms Jeska Dee 1Association of Bayside Municipalities, Melbourne, Australia Abstract: Over many years we’ve seen federal and state led investment in research, inquiries, hazard assessments and tools to improve our understanding of climate change risks on the...
  • March 6, 2020
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Dr Geoff Wescott1 1Deakin University, Burwood, Australia Abstracts: Twenty five years after chairing a Coalition government’s Coastal Reference Group, which led to Victoria’s first comprehensive coastal management legislation, in 2015 the author chaired an Expert Panel for a Labor Government...
  • March 6, 2020
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Dr Rebecca Koss1, Dr Geoff Wescott1 1Deakin University, Burwood, Australia, 2Deakin University, Burwood, Australia Abstract: In the development of Victoria’s first state-wide coastal legislation (1994) an analysis suggested the key departments and the community were ‘winners’  whilst others came out...
  • March 6, 2020
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Ms Nicola Waldron1 1Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne, Australia Abstract: Victoria’s first marine spatial planning framework has been developed as part of the State government’s new marine and coastal policy. The framework provides guidance and a process...
  • March 6, 2020
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