Lynda Newnam

Citizen Science projects have primarily been designed to crowd source data and expand awareness of research to support environmental goals. There are no well established frameworks for developing longer term partnerships between business, science, government regulators and community.

The purpose of my research is to identify where localized citizen science projects could be incorporated into strategic land use planning, conditions of development consent, voluntary planning agreements, environmental protection licences, voluntary management plans and environmental service orders to achieve more effective engagement, improved biodiversity and sustainability outcomes, and contribute to building community resilience and corporate social responsibility.

Advances in ICT can play a key role in expanding the range of projects, engaging new participants and driving improved corporate governance and regulatory outcomes.