Local government, mining companies and resources development in regional Australia: meeting the governance challenge (2009–2011)

Recent mining expansion in Australia has presented significant challenges, as well as opportunities, for regional communities. Using a comparative, cross-jurisdictional, approach this study will examine how regional governing entities are responding to these challenges. The project will address aspects such as the shifting lines of responsibility between the public and private sectors; the response capacities of local governments; and the cumulative impacts of intensive resource development on regional communities. The study will place Australian scholarship at the forefront of mining/governance research and assist policy makers and resource companies develop more effective governance responses to mining expansion in the regions.'',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council