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Governance and environmental implications of motorised events: Insights from Australia and avenues for further inquiry

Jones, C., Newsome, D. and Macbeth, J. (2013) Governance and environmental implications of motorised events: Insights from Australia and avenues for further inquiry. Current Issues in Tourism, 19 (7). pp. 680-696.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2013.854753
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Abstract

A four-tiered approach to understanding motorised recreation in natural and protected areas is introduced, using examples of motor events from Australia to demonstrate each conceptual level. The aim is to increase understanding of motorsport and motorised recreation phenomena that impact natural and, in particular, protected areas and other users of the natural environment. An illustrative study approach shows the interrelatedness of multi-level motorised recreation and its governance, from local community motor clubs and amateur motor racing competition through to international hallmark motor racing events and how their sociocultural significance influences protected area management. The illustrative examples show user groups engaged in governance and policy issues of motorised recreation in natural and protected areas. These groups include both motor clubs involved with environmental management of natural and protected areas, as well as professional and community groups opposed to motorised recreation in protected areas. An agenda for further research is identified, including policy and governance of motorsport, large-scale events and protected area management and impacts of motorised recreation and events on the environment and the community including those who access the natural environment for more contemplative and quiet leisure pursuits.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: © 2013 Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19834
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