Su Wild-River – Research to enhance local government environmental capacity.
This has been a key professional goal since the early 90's. Career highlights have included
Working on the 1992 evaluation of CouncilNet – the first local government on-line environmental information service.
Helping develop the original training program for the devolution of over 10,000 environmental licenses to local government, under the Queensland Environmental Protection Act 1994
overseeing the devolution of new environmental licenses to local government across Queensland, as the Department of Environment Local Government Liaison Officer
Preparing a doctoral thesis that investigated local government environmental capacity, and articulated the 'local-state antinomy' to explain entrenched misunderstandings between spheres of government
Leading a 5-year project funded by Land & Water Australia on extending outcomes from the National Land and Water Resources Audit to enhance local government environmental capacity. This project has delivered the following products:
Order 'People, practice and policy: a review of social and institutional research' (SIRP publication containing and article on this project)