'Terra Incognita' is an exploration of the current and potential future role of inland regional areas and settlements, a comparatively forgotten, unexplored and unknown realm in the context of Australia's continuing coastal centralisation. Is it holistically sustainable and viable to disperse population and focus away from the coastal cities (and metropolises)? What is the identity and qualities of living inland, and how could they become recognised more equally as desirable places and have a role beyond 'feeding the state'?
The problem has been explored across multiple scales, with the 'inland predicament' first studied at the broader state/territorial level. Armidale, NSW was then investigated as both a case study, and test case for the specification and implementation of a developed strategic vision and framework for inland places.