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Potentials of an integrated approach to land-use planning and environmental impact assessment, with particular reference to the current Tasmanian situation

Phiromchai, Satit 1994 , 'Potentials of an integrated approach to land-use planning and environmental impact assessment, with particular reference to the current Tasmanian situation', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Land allocation for development has a significant link with various forms
of environmental impact. Consequently, environmental implications of
development need to be appraised through mechanisms provided by
effective planning systems.
An integrated approach to land-use planning and environmental
management is the central theme in this research. The thesis discusses
land-use planning systems and environmental management, and the
question of linking EIA to such systems, with a view to supporting the
argument that integration could contribute to better environmental
The thesis sets the context by reference to other countries, particularly the
United States and Britain. Under the planning system, ETA has been used in
Britain to lessen pollution.
The discussion moves to the concept and practice of ETA, and to Australian
land-use planning and environmental management at State and local
levels. Attention is focused on recent efforts in favour of more integrated
approaches. Sustainable development is also addressed because of its
imperative to consider development and environment cohesively, and
because it is increasingly determining new frameworks for planning and
environmental management.
Within this context, integrated planning ideas are applied to analyse the
new consolidated planning system in Tasmania. The finding of the study is
that Tasmania's planning framework is well-designed, and a promising
initiative towards achieving sustainability. However, planning
mechanisms could be strengthened further by extending the requirement
for the inclusion of environmental management tools, such as ETA and
environmental audits (EA).
Environmental management mechanisms like ETA and EA, and associated
tools such as state of environment reporting, can play a significant role
alongside land-use planning to achieve sustainable development.
Suggestions for improvement and the future development of Tasmania's
integrated planning system are proposed to conclude the study.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Phiromchai, Satit
Keywords: Environmental impact analysis, Land use
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Thesis (M.Env.St.)--University of Tasmania, 1995. Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-142)

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