- Introduction: The Rural ‘Crisis’
- The geography of settlement in rural Australia and the ‘planning challenge’
- The changing structure and geography of Agriculture
- WA’s Planning Framework
- The changing social profile of rural Australia: Counter-urbanisation and the population turn around
- New industries and innovations for rural growth
- Economic adaptation in the countryside: ‘Revitalisation strategies and The clean green…’. Using and managing environmental resources
- The contested countryside: land use conflicts and planning
- Planning in rural Australia: Who has responsibility for what?; Infrastructure and planning for rural growth (and decline)
- Core challenges: the mining boom; delivering health and education services, climate change and natural hazards
- Lessons in rural resource planning from other jurisdictions (Australia and International)
- Revision of key themes Practice areas/employment opportunities in rural resource planning
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Online assignment submission
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Economic, social and environmental issues affecting rural areas and the development of resources and the examination of planning responses to these issues.
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- Essay (50%)
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