Final Engagement Report

This report provides a final overview and review of the uptake of the East Coast Cluster research outputs by the PWG, including its uptake and contributions of the PWG to a ‘community of practice’. Information supporting this overview was obtained through interviews with participants of the PWG, and to a lesser extent, interviews with local government planners that had participated in the Griffith University Scenario Planning workshops (November 2014 and April 2015). Participants were asked to give feedback regarding which East Coast Cluster research outputs were most useful in providing information in their professional roles relating to climate adaptation planning for NRM, the features of outputs that made them useful, and opportunities to use the research outputs in future activities. Interviewees were also asked questions to give feedback on the PWG in terms of any contributions to their capacity to deal with climate change adaptation, and the impact of collaboration and any partnerships or networks facilitated by the PWG and/or East Coast Cluster research activities.

Qualitative analysis of interview transcripts was carried out, with data organised according to answers to interview questions. These were surveyed and summarised in Section 5. Broadly speaking, the feedback from PWG participants is positive: relating to both the East Coast Cluster’s research applicability and community of practice. Interviewees made many constructive comments related to their use of research outputs (including research output features and opportunities for future use), and capacity building through the community of practice (including knowledge and skills learnt, and present and future collaboration/partnerships/networks attributed to the PWG). Some issues relating to staff turnover, timing of release of research outputs, concurrent research and planning exercises, differing interests and capacities of regional NRM bodies were identified as causes for shortfalls in expected outcomes in some cases.



Detailed Descriptions
060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology), 050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity , 050209 - Natural Resource Management, 070101 - Agricultural Land Management, 050211 - Wildlife and Habitat Management, 060207 - Population Ecology
Geographic and Temporal Extents
Bankstown (C), Bellingen (A), Warringah (A), Richmond Valley (A), Banana (S), Waverley (A), Parramatta (C), Woorabinda (S), Rockdale (C), Redland (C), Burwood (A), Leichhardt (A), Toowoomba (R), Sutherland Shire (A), Gladstone (R), Sydney (C), Dungog (A), Lane Cove (A), Moreton Bay (R), Gympie (R), Ballina (A), Sunshine Coast (R), Marrickville (A), Gold Coast (C), Newcastle (C), Blue Mountains (C), Central Highlands (M), Muswellbrook (A), Gloucester (A), Greater Taree (C), Lismore (C), Fairfield (C), South Burnett (R), North Sydney (A), Kempsey (A), Hunters Hill (A), Port Stephens (A), Great Lakes (A), Randwick (C), Wyong (A), Upper Hunter Shire (A), Clarence Valley (A), Scenic Rim (R), Maitland (C), Canterbury (C), Woollahra (A), Wollondilly (A), Holroyd (C), Cessnock (C), Ashfield (A), Strathfield (A), Port Macquarie-Hastings (A), Singleton (A), Ku-ring-gai (A), Botany Bay (C), Cherbourg (S), Isaac (R), Gosford (C), Auburn (C), Fraser Coast (R), Brisbane (C), Manly (A), Somerset (R), Ryde (C), Blacktown (C), Canada Bay (A), Kyogle (A), Byron (A), Nambucca (A), Ipswich (C), The Hills Shire (A), Penrith (C), Pittwater (A), Bundaberg (R), Camden (A), Campbelltown (C), Mosman (A), Hawkesbury (C), Lockyer Valley (R), Logan (C), Hurstville (C), Hornsby (A), Tweed (A), Coffs Harbour (C), Lake Macquarie (C), Rockhampton (R), Liverpool (C), North Burnett (R), Kogarah (C), Willoughby (C)
Burnett Mary, Fitzroy, South East Queensland, Greater Sydney, Hunter, Northern Rivers
Central Mackay Coast, New England Tablelands, South Eastern Queensland, Brigalow Belt North, NSW North Coast, Brigalow Belt South, Nandewar, Sydney Basin
Start 2013/05 Start text End 2015/05 End text
Attributions and Constraints
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Griffith University
G. Schuch, S. Serrao-Neumann, M. Cox & D. Low Choy,
Schuch, G., Serrao-Neumann, Cox, M., S. & Low Choy, D. 2016. East Coast Cluster Final Engagement Report. Climate Change Adaptation for Natural Resource Management in East Coast Australia Project, Griffith University.
Darryl Low Choy