Green planning heritage/industrial nature : the park lands or 'regeneration reserves' of Broken Hill

Jones, David 2011, Green planning heritage/industrial nature : the park lands or 'regeneration reserves' of Broken Hill, in WPSC 2011 : Proceedings of the 3rd World Planning Schools Congress, [World Planning Schools Congress], [Perth, W. A.], pp. 1-23.

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Title Green planning heritage/industrial nature : the park lands or 'regeneration reserves' of Broken Hill
Author(s) Jones, DavidORCID iD for Jones, David
Conference name World Planning Schools Congress (3rd : 2011 : Perth, W. A.)
Conference location Perth, W. A.
Conference dates 4-8 July 2011
Title of proceedings WPSC 2011 : Proceedings of the 3rd World Planning Schools Congress
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series World Planning Schools Congress
Start page 1
End page 23
Total pages 23
Publisher [World Planning Schools Congress]
Place of publication [Perth, W. A.]
Keyword(s) Broken Hill
garden city
regeneration reserves
park lands
Albert Morris
Rio Tinto Corporation
BHP Limited
Summary Freestone (1989+) has extensively surveyed town planning visions and model communities for Australia, but one settlement has been forgotten. The significant mining settlement of Broken Hill in far western New South Wales does not figure in his thematic and historical analyses yet its park lands are so integral to its physical cultural legacy and human health that it warrants enhanced standing. In the last 2 years the Commonwealth has been considering the potential nomination of the municipality of Broken Hill for inclusion onto the National Heritage List principally due to its mining, social and economic contributions to Australia’s heritage and identity. A component in their deliberations is the Park Lands, or ‘Regeneration Reserves’, that encompass this urban settlement and its mine leaseholds. Within these Regeneration Reserves, international arid zone ecological restoration theory and practice was pioneered by Albert and Margaret Morris in the 1930s that serves as the method for all mining revegetation practice in Australia today. This paper reviews the theory and evolution of the Broken Hill Regeneration Reserves, having regard to the Adelaide Park Lands and Garden City discourses of the 1920s-30s, arguing that the Broken Hill Regeneration Reserves have a valid and instrumental position in the planning and landscape architectural histories of Australia.
ISBN 9781740522373
Language eng
Field of Research 120107 Landscape Architecture
Socio Economic Objective 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2011
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