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- The social impact of industrial and resource development on local communities: a survey of residents' views
- Newton, Peter W.; Parin, J.
- This paper describes the results of two surveys of public attitudes, perceptions and expectations regarding large-scale energy development projects in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria. A baseline survey was conducted in 1974, before plans for a massive increase in planned energy generation for the Valley had begun to be instituted (projected to inject 440MW per year additional capacity to the year 1989, compared with an average annual increase of 52MW per year which characterized the period from 1921 to 1974 (State Electricity Commission of Victoria 1981)) and before construction commeneced in 1977, on the first of two 2000MW power stations, located at Loy Yang, six kilometres from the town of Traralgon in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria. A subsequent survey was undertaken in 1981, with contrsuction well-advanced on the first two 500MW units. The community studies represent part of a major project concerned with impact assessment of new industrial and resource projects in settled (as distinct from isolated) regions of Australia.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 18, no. 4 (Nov 1983), p. 245-258
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- Australia; Communities; Energy development projects; Energy resources; Human settlements; Latrobe Valley; Mining; Surveys; Traralgon; Victoria
- Australian Council of Social Service