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The suburbanisation of the coastal communities of Sorrento and Queenscliff : measuring the effects of overdevelopment.

de Jong, Ursula M. and Fuller, Robert J. 2010, The suburbanisation of the coastal communities of Sorrento and Queenscliff : measuring the effects of overdevelopment., in UHPH 2010 : Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Urban History, Planning History Conference : Green Fields, Brown Fields, New Fields, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 81-97.

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Title The suburbanisation of the coastal communities of Sorrento and Queenscliff : measuring the effects of overdevelopment.
Author(s) de Jong, Ursula M.
Fuller, Robert J.
Conference name Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference (10th : 2010 : University of Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 7–10 Feb. 2010
Title of proceedings UHPH 2010 : Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Urban History, Planning History Conference : Green Fields, Brown Fields, New Fields
Editor(s) Nichols, David
Hurlimann, Anna
Mouat, Clare
Pascoe, Stephen
Publication date 2010
Conference series Australasian Urban History and Planning History Conference
Start page 81
End page 97
Total pages 17
Publisher Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) surburbanisation
coastal communities
overdevelopment
Sorrento
Queenscliff
Summary Architecture is often read as a marker of change. The Victorian towns of Sorrento and Queenscliff are undergoing immense change as a result of rapid modernisation and building due to the ‘sea-change’ phenomenon. It has been argued that this is adversely affecting place, diminishing ‘sense of place’, destroying neighbourhood character and leading to unsustainable development. Planning strategies such as Melbourne 2030 have exacerbated this trend by advocating increasing population densities without regard to specific local environmental or historical conditions. Richard Neville comments generally that ‘Architecture is a lightning rod for passions about community, development, taste and lifestyle. Few issues engage and enrage people more than development – whether a prominent public site … or a more local issue such as housing design or density.’ Anecdotally the increase in building footprint is one measure of cultural lifestyle change that has occurred in the last half century in the coastal areas of the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas. While the change from the 1950s ‘fibro shack’ to the 2000s supersize ‘McMansion’ in Sorrento and Queenscliff demonstrates increasing prosperity and sophistication, these developments show little awareness of the local coastal landscape or place identity. If the impacts of this ‘sea change’ phenomenon on place are to be considered as more than anecdotal, ways of evaluating these impacts are required. Monitoring and documenting the impact of changes to place will enable the researchers to quantify overdevelopment as site specific and recommend that modern planning schemes need to value and address place differently.
ISBN 073404156X
9780734041562
Language eng
Field of Research 120507 Urban Analysis and Development
Socio Economic Objective 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033247

Document type: Conference Paper
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