Seachange is an Australian demographic phenomenon, where people are moving from capital cities to rural coastal communities. The rate of growth in rural coastal areas is 60% higher than the national average. The growth of population and coastal tourism is raising the question about what is the level of sustainable growth.
In response to the influx of tourists and new residents to their jurisdictions, coastal councils from around Australia formed the National Sea Change Taskforce.
According to the councils, Almost six million people live in Australian coastal areas outside Australia’s capital cities. The rate of growth in these areas is more than 60% higher than the national average and is gathering momentum. Councils in high growth coastal areas are under pressure for infrastructure, roads, water and sewerage and adequate services, such as public transport, health care, emergency services and education facilities.
Would like to speak at conference on planning, population, coastal environment and sustainable growth?
Australian Regional Development Conference will be held in Albury NSW on the 15 – 16 October 2014 with a focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development.
Call for papers – coastal planning, environment, demographic trends and sustainability
Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.Australian Regional Development Conference 15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury Secretariat: (T) 61 7 5502 2068 (F) 07 5527 3298 Email: [email protected] URL: www.regionaldevelopment.org.au