Regional Development

This collection covers issues that are vital to regional Australia. It includes policy research reports and data, discussion papers, evaluations, case studies and other resources on communities, infrastructure, industries and the environment in rural and remote regions. This collection was established as part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project 2016. 

Regional Development

Discussion paper

7 Jun 2018

Telecommunications services are vital to participate in modern society. Business, education, health, social and safety activities all rely on connecting with others, and those without functional and reliable telecommunications services risk being left out. The Committee has released this issues paper, which provides an outline...

Strategy

Uniting Newcastle-the Central Coast-Sydney-Wolongong
5 Jun 2018

The Committee for Sydney has produced this blueprint for uniting Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Wollongong into an economic powerhouse of ten million people.

Report

Using incentives to drive a new era of infrastructure reform
4 Jun 2018

This economic modelling, released by Infrastructure Australia, shows that introducing incentive payments to encourage the states and territories to progress nation-shaping infrastructure reforms could boost the economy by $66 billion and deliver better infrastructure for our growing cities and regions.

Technical report

4 Jun 2018

In February 2016, Infrastructure Australia (IA) presented its Australian Infrastructure Plan to the Australian Government, detailing the economic impact of proposed policy reforms through changes to gross domestic product (GDP), GDP per capita and GDP per household. As an input into the Australian Infrastructure Plan,...

Report

18 May 2018

This inquiry examined import-export supply chains, inter/intra state supply chains, urban supply chains and supply chain integration, which included resource and agricultural freight and regional and remote freight.

Report

17 May 2018

This audit assessed whether two NSW government programs, 'Resources for Regions' and 'Fixing Country Roads' were being effectively managed and achieving their objectives.

Report

10 May 2018

The Regional Rail Link (RRL) project was, at the time of its approval and delivery, one of the largest and most expensive rail projects ever built in Victoria, with an estimated final cost of $3.65 billion. This audit assessed whether the RRL project is realising...

Report

10 May 2018

This is the final report from the inquiry investigating the impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities.

Journal article

1 May 2018

The city of Melbourne is located in a highly productive agricultural region with the capacity to meet approximately 41% of the city population’s food needs. Melbourne’s “foodbowl” is an important building block in a resilient and sustainable food system for this rapidly growing city. This...

Case study

1 May 2018

The Orange case study examines the city’s experience in diversifying its water supply by capturing and treating urban stormwater to supplement the potable water supply.

Report

29 Apr 2018

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) engaged the Nous Group to undertake analysis on the effects of the RUN on jobs and productivity in regional Australia. This short report presents these results, which demonstrate the capacity of the RUN to educate and place graduates in jobs...

Report

29 Apr 2018

RUN universities contribute an additional $1.7 billion to Australia’s economy. Seven out of ten RUN graduates will go on to work in a regional area.

Report

13 Apr 2018

The key challenge for regional, rural and remote education is ensuring, regardless of location or circumstances, that every young person has access to high quality schooling and opportunities.

Report

13 Apr 2018

The Department of Education and Training engaged Urbis to undertake this assessment of university investment in on-campus student accommodation to support an adequate supply of affordable accommodation for regional, rual and remote (RRR) students.

Journal article

4 Apr 2018

This paper examines the leadership of places – cities, regions, communities – in Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom, and explores the capacity of vignettes to generate new, theoretical and empirical insights.

Report

3 Apr 2018

The Westport Taskforce has released this consultation report, which outlines the community feedback received during the first round of consultation on the development of the Westport Ports and Environs Strategy.

Working paper

Recommendations for Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme
28 Mar 2018

This paper evaluates the impact of the Australian agriculture sector's Pacific seasonal worker program on workers, their households, and communities.

Policy report

27 Mar 2018

The Infrastructure Priority List is updated regularly to reflect emerging infrastructure priorities across Australia. It provides independent, evidence-based advice to governments and industry on the projects that will most benefit our growing communities.

Website

26 Mar 2018

Researchers within USQ are working with industry and global machinery manufacturers to accelerate access to driverless tractor technology, showcasing its benefits to key agricultural stakeholders.

Research report

26 Mar 2018

This new data report maps youth unemployment trends, zeroing in on twenty 'hotspots' that have the highest youth unemployment rates in Australia. A state by state analysis is also included.