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Geostrategy and geotactics: Recent naval port developments at Garden Island, Western Australia


  • Jones, Roy


In the changing geostrategic conditions of the post-Cold-War world, Australia is relocating the bulk of its naval capacity from the east to the west coast of the continent. It is therefore developing a major naval base on the south western fringe of the Perth-Fremantle metropolitan area at a time when naval ports in many parts of the developed world are entering a period of decline. This paper considers the factors influencing this strategic move and the tactics adopted by various levels of government to optimize the development's economic, social and ecological impacts.

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  • Jones, Roy, 1997. "Geostrategy and geotactics: Recent naval port developments at Garden Island, Western Australia," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 21(4), pages 363-376, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:marpol:v:21:y:1997:i:4:p:363-376

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