Balancing the forces: building infrastructure through partnerships

Peninsula District in conjunction with Project Management Services North Queensland (a branch of the Road System and Engineering Group of the Queensland Department of Main Roads) met the challenge of the East Evelyn Road upgrade project by applying sustainable development principles, and ensuring that the whole process recognized the interdependence of the project's success with community acceptance. For the East Evelyn project, management systems and practices focused on establishing partnerships with key community and stakeholder groups to meet the responsibilities of maintaining a quality of community life while allowing for sustained economic development without loss to the natural environment. Management systems enhanced the natural environment, recognised indigenous rights and cultural heritage, acknowledged the desire for public participation and built trust and respect through this participation, increased scientific knowledge, facilitated technology transfer and promoted community and organisational development, thus ensuring that long term community benefits outweighed the initial capital investment. Through this project the design standards of the Department of Main Roads aligned with World Heritage values, and demonstrated a new best practice model for meeting complex objectives for environmentally sustainable development in fragile and sensitive environments.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: Riding the Wave to Sustainability: IPWEAQ 2002 State Conference, Noosa Lakes Convention Centre, 6 to 10 October 2002

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01392580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 7:14AM