A growing population puts increasing pressure on biodiversity when residential areas encroach on natural systems. The Built environment report describes Australia's urban footprint, and the...
A major systemic threat to Australia’s heritage is its relative priority in planning, land use and development decision-making. Heritage is often determined to be expendable in the name of a...
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