As a component of the National Land and Water Resource Audit, this project seeks to estimate the non-market costs of damage to the land and water resources across Australia. The results of the study are designed to help form a data base of non-market values that can be used during the assessment of alternative resource use options. Choice Modelling is the technique being used for this project. A nationwide survey has been carried out and regional case studies featuring The Great Southern region of Western Australia and the Fitzroy River Basin in Queensland have also been investigated.The project is being undertaken by Prof Bennett and Dr Martin van Bueren. An advisory panel comprising of Dr Mark Morrison of Charles Sturt University and Dr John Rolfe of Central Queensland University has been established for the project.
Because these papers present the results of work in progress, they should not be reproduced in part or in whole without the authorisation of the Project Leader, Professor Jeff Bennett.
Report 1 (pdf, 148kb): Towards the development of a transferable set of value estimates for environmental attributes.
Martin Van Bueren and J.W. Bennett