Use of Rural Land for Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

Improving the access to the regional landscapes of South East Queensland (SEQ) is critically important as this region is not particularly well-endowed with public owned and accessible open space. This is very clear when compared to other cities such as Sydney or Adelaide. Strategies to improve this access will become increasingly important as the region’s population grows.

This review of the constraints on tourism and outdoor recreation in rural areas is part of wider research to be carried out as part of the development of a Rural Futures Strategy and Regional Landscape planning for the region. The purpose of this report is to illustrate the constraints from the planning and regulatory system to the potential economic development opportunities.



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Office of Urban Management (QLD): 2006