Edith Cowan University, Centre for Sustainable Regional Futures
Place of Publication
Len Collard, Phyllis Barnes
Faculty of Regional Professional Studies
Centre for Sustainable Regional Futures
This project was funded through an ECU/Industry Collaboration grant with support from the Department of Water, HotRock, the Leschenault Catchment Council and the South West Catchments Council through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country and the Government of Western Australia.
In 2012, a project was implemented to determine the place-based social values of the people of the Leschenault Estuary district. The project included a historical study, a literature review, a survey with quantitative and qualitative questions, targeted community engagement (five focus groups, six individual interviews) and a photo-elicitation study with a group of high school children.
What is history of the relationship between people and place in the Leschenault Estuary District, and what is the relationship in 2012? What were, and what are the place-based social values of the population?