This collection covers issues that are vital to regional Australia. It includes resources on communities, infrastructure, industries and the environment in rural and remote regions, collected by APO since 2002. Supported by RMIT University and Swinburne University of Technology since September 2016, the collection of this material forms part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project.
Creative Barkly is a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage project (2016-2019) that aims to investigate the arts and creative sector in the Barkly, and how it contributes to economic and social development in the region.
This statistical resource measures progress in a region against social, economic, environmental and governance indicators.
This report concludes that much expenditure in regional areas does little to facilitate adjustment and long term development - and that governments could coordinate better and evaluate their activities in Australia's regions.
Urban water infrastructure faces a number of challenges over coming years. This report outlines a pathway for reform.
The Performance Framework allows users to track the performance of cities across key measures: jobs and skills; infrastructure and investment; liveability and sustainability; innovation and digital opportunities; governance, planning and regulation; and housing.
This report argues that consistent face-to-face access to service delivery professionals is an important part of improving outcomes in small towns and in improving longer-term economic and social prospects in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged places.
This report examines Australian high-growth firms (HGFs) and their relationship to innovation. HGFs are defined as firms that experience rapid growth over a three year period, measured in terms of turnover, employment and research and development expenditure.
This report examines the impacts of climate change on fisheries and marine biodiversity and makes recommendations around research, monitoring and marine natural resource management.
This research suggests that in 2016-17, Sydney and Melbourne drove the national economy, while Perth is in recession.
As Australia’s seventh largest city, Greater Newcastle faces a new future with investment in aviation, transport, education, health and tourism. This first-ever draft plan aims to drive sustainable growth.
This paper describes the development and calibration of a model developed for the Illawarra region to aid regional planning for transport, housing and jobs.
This report makes recommendations aimed at maximising the competitiveness of the Australian steel industry and levelling the playing field so that Australian steel has the best opportunity to compete fairly in an increasingly globalised market.
This tenth report in BCEC’s Focus on Western Australia series examines the important issue of costs of living in WA, and how real household living costs have changed in recent years.
This discussion paper provides an overview of how mine rehabilitation is currently regulated in NSW, and seeks public feedback on proposals to improve rehabilitation outcomes for state-significant mining developments.