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Community Valuations of Environmental Qality in Coastal Lakes: Lake Illawarra Case Study

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This study illustrates how the hedonic pricing method can measure the value of environmental assets in an urban setting. A HPM valuation, utilising relatively easily accessible secondary data, and a semi-logarithmic regression form, is used. The value achieved was substantially greater than either expenditures to date or the actuarial valuation of Lake Illawarra. The study demonstrates the applicability of the technique and recommends its further development and use for this type of public decision-making. A range of other data was also generated that adds to the usefulness of this approach for general planning purposes.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia in its series Economics Working Papers with number wp09-03.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:uow:depec1:wp09-03

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Keywords: Hedonic pricing model; Environmental quality; evaluation; New South Wales (NSW); Australia;

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  1. Jacqueline Robinson, 2013. "Valuing environmental attributes of MPAs in the market price of real estate, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia," Discussion Papers Series 496, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.

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