Marina development in Australia and China – organising the knowledge of environmental and economic impacts

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A/Prof Stuart Pearson (

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To improve the understanding of the issues associated with marina developments in Australia and China with the purpose of improving decision-making.

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Complete environmental fieldwork in Australia to describe the current legal, social, economic and environmental impacts

Integrated this with an understanding of the way these are organised and managed by local and regional governments

Identify the opportunities that integrated management provides in change management, development controls, tenure, access, offsets, water quality and safety

Assess options, including polycentric governance models to provide more adaptive and participative management of coastal zone issues associated with marinas