Applying the SCF to the Natural Environment

  • Raymond Charles Rauscher
  • Salim Momtaz


The next stage in illustrating the Sustainable Communities Framework (SCF) is to apply it to the study areas. The SCF is built around the SCF Structure (Table 3.1). This stage in the application of the SCF will use the steps within Table 3.1 in applying the framework. This application of the framework will be to the West Tuggerah Lakes-Wadalba (south) study area Steps 1–5. The methodology used in these key steps is built on the use of: data sources; aerial photos; field observations; site photographs; and, historical photographs (for comparison over time). The chapter also includes an illustration of aggregating sustainability score cards from local area to district, local government area and region.


Local Environment Sustainability Report Sustainability Rating Aquatic Component Nutrient Runoff 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond Charles Rauscher
    • 1
  • Salim Momtaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Habitat Associate for Arts and EnvironmentEast GosfordAustralia
  2. 2.School of Environmental and Life SciencesUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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