From Regional Landscape and Open Space to Resource and Landscape Planning 2004 – 2012

Over 8 years, in collaboration with the Regional Landscape & Open Space Advisory Committee and stakeholders across government and industry, the Resource and Landscape Planning Branch successfully envisioned, researched, developed and, in some cases, implemented many significant policies, frameworks, strategies, action plans and reports in the resource and landscape planning and open space arena. Some, but not all, are set out in this report.

Key achievement highlights include: 2004 – 2012

1. Regional Landscape & Open Space Advisory Committee (48 meetings) established to replace the Regional Landscape Strategy Advisory Committee (1997-03)
2. Queensland Greenspace Strategy
3. Regional Landscape Planning “Body of Knowledge”
4. SEQ Greenspace Network Plan
5. SEQ State of Region Report
6. Strategic Cropping Land Strategy
7. SEQ Active Trails Strategy

Since 2004, the work of the Branch has been regularly recognised for industry recognition. Through collaboration with State agencies, universities, local governments and NGOs, the Branch has been a party to a number of awards recognising these achievements, including:

1. Planning Institute of Australia Queensland Division – 2010 Certificate of Merit for the Decision Support Tool for Local Government Planners Integrating SEQ Regional Natural Resource Management Plan Targets into Local Government Planning Schemes
2. Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) National Council and National Awards- 2010 Planning Minister’s Award: SEQ Natural Resource Management Plan 2009-2031
3. Planning Institute of Australia Queensland Division – 2009 Overall winner and Planning Scholarship, Research and Teaching Award for Excellence
4. Identifying and Incorporating Indigenous Landscape Values into Regional Planning Processes lead by the Urban Research Program, Griffith University.



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SEQ Community Alliance: 2012