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dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Ralfen_US
dc.contributor.editorWesley S. Roehlen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:43:23Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:43:23Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-02-13T07:00:24Z
dc.identifier.issn15442721en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21307
dc.description.abstractLocal politics at Byron Bay on Australia's east coast have led to misunderstanding and misrepresentation of the likely effects of climate change on sea-level and coastal erosion. A voting bloc of self proclaimed "green" members of the local government authority (LGA) has adopted policies and planning instruments that have affected tourism by: placing severe and irrational restrictions on development of residential and holiday accommodation; reducing the opportunities for holiday letting; increasing rates and costs for businesses which provide services to tourists; and creating community division and dissent which drives away higher yield family tourists. This is occurring even though the LGA acknowledges the town's dependence on tourism. The key issue is that the LGA has prevented beachfront landowners from protecting their own properties against erosion, which the LGA now claims, incorrectly, to be due to climate change but which is in fact caused by a groyne built to protect facilities owned or managed by the LGA itself. Addressing this erosion is completely straightforward from a technical perspective, but is prevented by political powerplays. Through this political mechanism, misperceptions of climate change have hence damaged the town's tourism industry and investment, which have moved to neighbouring local government areas.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCognizant Communication Corporationen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.cognizantcommunication.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom71en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto88en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTourism Review Internationalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300899en_US
dc.titleMisperceptions of climate change damage coastal tourism: Case study of Byron Bay, Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007Cognizant Communication Corporation. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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