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Thorne, K 1977 , 'Holiday homes in Tasmania', Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Large scale ownership and use of holiday homes is a recent
phenomenon in most developed countries. Increased leisure time,
affluence and mobility since World War II have enabled many sections
of society to own a holiday home.
Holiday homes permit a regular change of environment and participation in a wide range of recreational activities. Rural economies
often benefit from holiday home occurrence through increased trade for
local business, opportunities for farmers to sell surplus land and
produce, and increased taxation revenue for local authorities.
Due to the large amounts of land they require, holiday homes
have become a distinctive element in the settlement pattern in coastal
and lacustrine environments of Tasmania. High density ribbon settlement
in some areas has led to both physical and visual erosion of
these landscapes.
The distribution of holiday homes in Tasmania in 1977 and the
changes in the distribution since 1960 are examined, The current
location of holiday homes and changes in the distribution pattern of
holiday homes are shown to be dependent upon the location of attractive
sites, access from major population centres and the socio-economic
characteristics of the population. These factors combine to produce
some distinctive spatial regularities both in the distribution of holiday
homes and in the relationship between the permanent homesite.
The curnmt state of planning legislation in Tasmania in
relation to holiday homes is discussed.

Item Type: Thesis - Honours
Authors/Creators:Thorne, K
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