I could suggest that the State Administrative Tribunal had mediated between applicant and council, been prepared to sign off on a planning consent for the proponent Barbarian, and then reneged because the Council got cold feet having bowed to minority action group pressure based on a retrospective urban design policy prepared by an eminent Professor of Heritage.
From a planning perspective, the Rainbow 2000 documentation makes for informative professional development. If you want to publish something, I would suggest the 10th Anniversary Project Evaluation (a letter to PM John Howard).
Are you interested as to why Bernard Salt of KPMG Australia would rank Albany, Western Australia the No. 1 hot-spot city in Australia in 2007?
What does the A$1.4b Grange Resources Southdown Magnetite (Iron Ore) Project at Wellstead mean for a regional city like Albany?
How will Albany Anzac 2014-18 affect every town and city in Australia and New Zealand?
Rainbow 2000© is a corporate investment and research program examining the relationship between regional development and politics in Australia. (Thesis : Is planning the antithesis of politics?)
For a wider perspective of the project than our own, you can scan through the participant’s Major Statements from 1997-2007. And 10 years on, the follow-up remarks make for fascinating reading about who said what when and where they are now.
You may care to hear more about the Rainbow 2000© Project at the International Cities, Town Centres and Communities Society Conference in Auckland, New Zealand (26-29 June 2007).