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Victoria's caravan parks study: using social and economic information to support coastal adaptation
A study of caravan parks on Crown Land in Victoria shows how adaptation decision-making can take into account social and economic considerations
A study of caravan parks on Crown Land in Victoria shows how adaptation decision-making can take into account social and economic considerations. Managed by the Western Coastal Board, Victoria, the study looked at market and non-market values and social equity in caravan parks in the region as part of their planning for climate change adaptation. Conducted at five caravan parks, the study found there were significant non-market values associated with recreation and protection of these parks on Victorian Crown Land and beaches. It also found that campers and residents want to retain low-cost coastal camping and believe that campers should contribute more to fund coastal adaptation. Residents do not believe the funds for adaptation should come from the local area.