'State Powers, State Land and Competition for Global Entertainment: The Case of Sydney

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dc.contributor.author Searle, GH
dc.contributor.author Bounds, M
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:25:12Z
dc.date.issued 1999-01
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 1999, 23 (1), pp. 165 - 172
dc.identifier.issn 0309-1317
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13839
dc.description.abstract This paper describes three case studies to demonstrate the contemporary role of the state in attracting global activities to Sydney. The ideology and strategy of state governments rather than federal or local governments are critical in such processes in the Australian context, where urban planning and development control are constitutionally the responsibility of the states. The state governments have always had the powers to veto any planning and development decisions made at local government level. This reduces popular accountability: while the norm under the states planning legislation is for local accountability in rezoning and major development decisions, the legislation also contains provisions for the state government to override local planning and development decisions. The state has been hungry for the intervention of entrepreneurial capital in the wake of the 1980s office boom to provide urban development with direction. Strategically located surplus government sites have been a crucial ingredient for the New South Wales (NSW) state government in its attempts to attract global activities to Sydney. Australias long history of state provision of infrastructure and of state production in some manufacturing sectors has been central to the generation of large areas of surplus public land in Sydney and elsewhere.
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dc.publisher Blackwell
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/1468-2427.00184
dc.title 'State Powers, State Land and Competition for Global Entertainment: The Case of Sydney
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 23
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 165 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 172 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
dc.personcode 910761
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment

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