Identifying and incorporating indigenous landscape values into regional planning processes

The initial pilot study has scoped the dimensions of the issues associated with the overall research question which is to ascertain if indigenous landscape values in SEQ can be identified and represented in ways that respect indigenous culture and represent their interest in conventional regional planning processes for this region

The findings of this preliminary research have confirmed that it is possible to identify and articulate indigenous landscape values for SEQ. Similarly, a range of representations of indigenous landscape values have been identified which suggest that it may be highly possible to incorporate indigenous landscape values into South East Queensland’s regional planning processes.

Whilst the findings from this pilot study require further research for confirmation and supplementation, they do offer a rigorous way forward. The conceptual frameworks developed from the research findings to date will serve as key elements to guide and direct future research efforts. They can be supplemented by potentially useful models already derived from the literature.

This pilot study has confirmed the relevance of the original research questions and sub-questions and provided findings that can serve as a valid way forward for the overall research.



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Burns, Darren (Author); Choy, Darryl (Author); Wadsworth, Jenny (Author)


Griffith University: Urban Research Program: 2009