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Factors inhibiting local government engagement in environmental sustainability: Case studies from rural Australia

Pini, Barbara; Wild River, Su; McKENZIE, FIONA M. HASLAM

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The literature on local government management of the environment in Australia has been limited in that it has typically focused on the urban sphere. In contrast, this paper places rurality at the centre of its inquiry. It uses data from 15 case studies of rural local governments in Australia to identify the main factors that inhibit natural resource management by rural councils. These barriers mobilise around four key themes: capacity, commitment, co-ordination and community. While many of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49540
Source: Australian Geographer
DOI: 10.1080/00049180701399985

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