Major developments have the potential to generate significant economic benefit and substantial environmental damage – and major political controversies as local, State and federal governments become involved. Process can fracture all too easily as governments come under fierce and competing pressures.
This book is concerned with whether environmental impact assessment is an effective vehicle for protecting the Australian environment when major projects are in play. It scrutinises a major development in each State and territory and shows what happened and why things happened, which processes worked and which didn’t, and the roles of the different layers of government
The case studies include the headline projects such as the Gunns Mill in the Tamar Valley, Queensland’s Traveston Dam, the dredging of Port Phillip Bay, the expansion of the McArthur River mine and the Gorgon Gas development of Barrow Island. The authors are leading academics and practitioners from around Australia.
Introduction Tim Bonyhady Tasmania and the Gunns Pulp Mill Andrew Macintosh and Michael Stokes Northern Territory and the McArthur River MineKirsty Howey South Australia and the Penola Pulp Mill Rob Fowler Victoria and the channel Deepening Project Brad Jessup Queensland and the Traveston Crossing Dam Larissa Waters Western Australia and the Gorgon Gas Project Hannes Schoombee New South Wales and the Sandon Point Development Jemilah Hallinan The Australian Capital Territory and the Gunghalin Drive Expressway James Prest The Commonwealth Andrew Macintosh Postscript Tim Bonyhady
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Published 26 April 2010
Publisher The Federation Press
Australian RRP $59.95
International Price $55.00
Law - Environmental