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by Carol O’Donnell


Under the website contents bar labelled ‘Eco-development’ is an open plan from Hi-Tech Consulting which seeks development of coastal Wollongong, near Sydney as an eco-city. Supporting policy discussions are below it. Related discussions are elsewhere on site.
We address strategic plans of the state and regional councils, the local indigenous land council, tourist associations, marine transport providers, builders and others. Our green vision begins with developing coastal parks and native vegetation to guide services and manufacturing. This is vital for heritage protection, health, security and all related trade.

We fear the concept of ‘eco-system services’ as currently discussed in Australian fishing, as it confusingly and wrongly reduces untapped natural resources to a price. This is highly likely to accelerate levels of community confusion, cost and related over-fishing.

Our plans are inspired by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. It describes the ‘ecosystem’ approach as ‘a strategy for the integrated management of land, water and living resources that promotes conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way’.

With Asian century visions of security in mind in Wollongong, our aims are also to achieve better technologies and services for the forces, emergency and related service personnel. Like Sen, we think ‘human security’ is the keyword to comprehensively seizing all menaces that threaten the survival, daily life, and dignity of humans, and for strengthening efforts to confront these threats. Support for the poor, freedom of speech and transparent management are essential for effective operation of markets and equality.

At the 1994 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, leaders agreed to create an Asia-Pacific free trade zone by 2020, and to protect health and the natural environment. Ideally, regional environments are openly examined to identify and manage key risks to community and environment wellbeing, which are economic, social and environmental.

We believe the ideal aims of trade are to improve the quality of life for current and future generations and this depends on the quality of social and natural environments, as well as on increased financial gain and its distribution. The best way towards eco- development and improvements in trade is thus for regions to plan their continuing development by situating the land, water or air most affected by any current and proposed development, in the context of the primary need to protect internationally and nationally endangered species. The responsibility for the planned protection of many endangered species is ideally taken up globally as well as regionally. Openly join us in attending to parks and habitat first as they are inextricably linked with preservation of history and heritage.

Risks are ideally managed openly in more stable, coordinated and effectively designed industry and community schemes for project work, health insurance and for related human security and investment, that Australia has pioneered, and as discussed on site.

Like Stiglitz, we seek broader, longer-term visions, focusing on the plight of the poor and the challenge of global warming to ensure there is more than enough demand to absorb all of the world’s production capacity. Over-fishing and climate change are key risks to human and environment health addressed in Hi-Tech plans for Wollongong and beyond.

We argue that whether nations superficially appear ‘democratic’ or not, the management of land, water, air and all that is put upon them, may be more effectively conducted on an openly shared and openly managed basis, rather than according to the assumptions of legal privilege and related commercial in confidence behaviour, which leaves everybody else even more ignorant than those controlling us in self-inflicted professional blinkers.

Historically dominated by statist elites, Australia also faces problems Karpat described in Turkey, with a growing demand for a more service oriented bureaucracy, capable of coping with the needs of a market oriented economy. Australians have also acted gradually on the increasing global democratic imperative to share this land and water with others wishing to work and live better than in the past. We must manage this better.

To improve Wollongong work performance, contain costs and price risks, we address the ideal scheme and project design, goals and administration in the light of the Australian history of work, health, disability, and related insurance, taxation, pension and investment policy. Related UN, government, industry and community classifications for expenditure and tax are ideally designed to achieve better services and products across the board.

The Indigenous Carbon Farming Fund should also apply reasonably consistent project principles to work on land, or water or in air, including in film, research, education, information or entertainment. Project goals should be clearly related to quality of life.

We focus first on Illawarra coastal parks, fish and habitat to propose a simple investment framework which requires the key decision makers to be explicit in their assumptions and start openly planning with regional maps in which the significant public assets are identified and simply graded in terms of their high or low significance and related threat, prior to making recommendations for action to improve their nature and resilience. We seek to accommodate human use and occupancy within these constraints as opportunities.

Eco-tourism ideally occurs in such shared and openly managed regional contexts which provide many information, work, study, exercise, entertainment and related opportunities, services and products. We value green, simple, cheap, reliable production very highly because these are key product and service virtues to assist many old or poor consumers and communities globally, while serving also to assist many related workers, students and those with disabilities to find better futures. Taxes, premiums or other levies, risk rated or not, are ideally conceptualised, collected and spent in openly planned, related and managed community and industry funding contexts in openly shared zones or places.

The NSW Office of Fair Trading Home Building Contract appears a clear and useful product for quality management of work, education and certification. The prime cost items schedule ideally provides a list of the key inputs (human and material) and steps on the way to satisfying all parties to a specified undertaking. Work approval, payment, mediation and related quality management concerns are ideally handled in more openly related industry and community contexts for learning and improvement purposes. This project framework appears broadly applicable in related research and education.

Hi-tech eco-city vision depends on connected, high quality news, information and entertainment delivered through websites, TV, film, newspaper, radio, etc. to illuminate and question powers to understand and apply them better. We love Microsoft, Google, Apple and Gates Foundation. As we wish to make peace we seek to talk with enemies, to understand them. Many non-profit and Sharia investments are ideally invited in openly related contexts of eco-development in Wollongong and beyond. Ideally we all seek to communicate better to meet shared needs of shared populations in shared developments.