The Impact of Government Funding Mechanisms on Urban Community Participation in Natural Resource Management in Perth, Western Australia: A Case Study

By Sally Paulin.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Australia has a fragile natural environment which has been radically altered over the past 200 years by land clearing for agriculture and urban development. It has become very urgent that measures are put in place to halt this degradation and in recent years federal and state governments have put in place various policies and funding mechanisms to encourage communities and landholders to take some responsibility for rehabilitating their natural environment. These policies and mechanisms are in a state of constant and ongoing change and this paper examines the effect of these changes on a local community based catchment group in Perth, Western Australia.

Keywords: Natural Resource Management, Community Participation, Governance, Funding Mechanisms, Volunteer, Social Sustainability, Environment

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.39-46. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 511.810KB).

Sally Paulin

PhD Researcher, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Sally Paulin is a PhD Researcher at the Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, Western Australia. Her interests include social sustainability and the importance of incorporating lay and local knowledge into government policy. Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy.


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