Conference Proceedings, The National Conference of Parliamentary Public Works and Environment Committees 2003 Perth, Western Australia
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National Conference of Parliamentary Public Works and Environmental Committees – Perth and Karratha 2003
“The sustainability of regional development – addressing the triple bottom line”
The National Conference of Parliamentary Public Works and Environment Committees was held in Perth and Karratha over five days from June 29 to 3 July 2003.
The conference theme of “The Sustainability of Regional Development – addressing the triple bottom line” allowed for examination of the role of government in the development of regions, particularly the establishment of public works and community infrastructure.
Delegates were able to discuss and see firsthand the efforts of government, industry and communities in delivering sustainable regional development.
Speakers at the conference included peak industry non-government environmental and social welfare groups who outlined the data and issues relating to environmental science, economic and social elements of sustainability. A further theme was sustainable cultural development pertain to the indigenous community.
The conference also included dramatic site visits to a unique part of Western Australia: the North - West Shelf and Karratha, where the delegates were shown some of the largest scale gas and mining operations in Australia.
The NSW Committee was represented at the Conference by Ms Marie Andrews MP, Vice Chairman and Mr Ian Slack- Smith MP.
The Chapters contain abridged summaries of sessions from each day of the Conference:
Chapter 1 – Monday 30 June 2003 Perth
Chapter 2 – Tuesday 1 July 2003 Karratha
Chapter 3 – Thursday 3 July 2003 Karratha
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