The Challenges of Delivering a ‘Sustainable Australia’
Why Sustainable Australia is our greatest challenge;
A Framework for communities, business and governments to face the challenge together; and
Delivering Sustainable Australia through regional development.
The chapter concludes by proposing the establishment of an integrated ‘top-down bottom-up approach’ for sustainable development decision making, known as the Sustainable Australia Framework. It is supported by a Local Sustainable Development System, a new evidence-based engine for council community planning. Much of the proposed Framework already exists in disparate parts of Australia’s sustainable development policy and planning landscape, but it lacks proper integration and collaboration. This chapter explains how to stitch together relevant parts and combine them with new tools to focus on productivity and community wellbeing. It also recommends that further research and development is necessary to deliver ‘Sustainable Australia’, particularly through innovative regional and urban design.
KeywordsProductivity Growth Water Security Urban Design Design Capacity Regional Design
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