Framework for Assessing Rural Land Values in the Sydney Basin (2015)

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment required a strategic framework for the assessment of social, economic and environmental values in the Metropolitan Rural Area. The framework addressed a range of assets and values including: biodiversity, water quality, air quality, agriculture, mining/natural resources, tourism and recreation, fire and flood constraints, other special uses (e.g. military lands), Aboriginal archaeology and European heritage, rural towns, villages, rural residential and waste management. Analysis completed by Michael Clarke and Dr Rob Gillespie.