Mediation about a golf course in Telfs (Mediation Telfser Grüngürtel)
New forms of decision-making
Regional value added, Protected areas
The plan to build a golf course in Telfs has always be seen very critically and led to a public opinion poll in May 2002: the golf project was refused by the residents. The municipal council of Telfs decided to start a mediation procedure to eliminate this conflict and to discuss the development of the western part of the recreation area in Telfs.
Municipality of Telfs
representatives of all political parties in Telfs, representative of the citizens' initiative, representatives of the authorities for agriculture and forestry, family, social issues and youth, gastronomy and tourism, economy, golf course operator, transport planners, land use planners, advocate for nature and environment of the provincial government of Tyrol, authorities of Telfs
The mediation procedure aims at gaining a consensus about the future development of the recreation area in the western part of Telfs and to arrange competing claims for utilisation and protection.
(1) preparation (2) collection of ideas and issues (3) clarification of interests and needs (4) creative search for ideas (5) appraisal of results and selection of options (6) agreement (7) implementation
The mediation process took the time of one year. There were 14 meetings and one one-day meeting in conclave. There were 20 participants. 19 experts were available during the procedure.
improvement of communication within the community // clarification about important parameters of the future development of the area // investor's decision of cancelling the project. The question of acceptance could not have been solved so the investor decided not to pursue with the golf project.