Over the years many important development projects have not proceeded or have been significantly delayed because community consultation was not undertaken during the planning and approval stages. In today’s environment, communities have an informed and concerned interest in developments and demand a role in the decision-making process. This is generally supported by government.
"Consultation process seen as model for the future,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 4
, Article 2.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol4/iss10/2