The impact of noosa national park on surrounding property values: An application of the hedonic price method

L. J. Pearson, C. Tisdell, A. T. Lisle

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Abstract

This study deals with the valuation of a National Park in an urban area. The hedonic price method is used to estimate the impact of the headland section of Noosa National Park (NNP) on nearby unimproved land values. Unimproved land values of 641 house blocks surrounding NNP were used in a variety of regressions to provide values for both proximity and view of the park. The study found that a glimpse of NNP generates an increase of 7% in the land value. However, being in close walking distance to NNP has little impact upon the value of land. Properties located south of NNP headland were found to be valued at only 85% of comparable properties to the north. The variables with the greatest impact on price are direct distance to the ocean and a view of the ocean. If properties are closer to another urban park (not a national park), there is a strong negative relationship between price and distance to the park. But properties closest to NNP do not experience this relationship. It is suggested that disamenities of such a well-known park, including parking problems and 'unsavory characters' may result in the direct distance to NNP not being a significant explanatory variable in relation to price. This information is useful to local governments with national parks within their borders who want to estimate the value of the park to their area, e.g. in relation to rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-171
Number of pages17
JournalEconomic Analysis and Policy
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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