Regional Development

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.

Regional Development

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

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.

Report

21 Mar 2018

This summary of the deliberations of the first National Manufacturing Summit provides an invaluable starting point for this year’s summit, and for the continuing policy dialogue that will be essential for making the most of Australia’s manufacturing potential.

Discussion paper

Discussion paper on the proposed State Environmental Planning Policy to protect Western Sydney corridors
19 Mar 2018

The protection of these corridors is proposed to be achieved through a State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), an environmental planning instrument that addresses matters of state or regional environmental planning significance. The New South Wales government is currently seeking the community’s feedback on this discussion...

Strategy

18 Mar 2018

Continued planning is critical if New South Wales is to have a world-class transport system with infrastructure investments that support growth and meet the aspirations for how we want to travel and live.

Report

8 Mar 2018

This report examines whether Victorian councils’ economic development activities help to improve the economic viability and sustainability of their municipalities.

Report

5 Mar 2018

The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is a devolved Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. This report describes the impact the fund has had on regional artists, arts organisations and communities between 2012-2016.

Submission

27 Feb 2018

This submission recommends that government create more flexible policy solutions that better suit the diversity found in remote Australia, while providing local people with genuine power to determine how policy works in their community.

Report

13 Feb 2018

The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee is investigating how the increased investment in defence through the 2016 Defence White Paper will deliver benefits and opportunities for regional economies and communities.

Report

8 Feb 2018

This report provides a summary of the value of the tourism industry to the Australian economy and to communities, and the risks posed to this asset by climate change. It also describe how the industry can play an important part in the vital transition to...

Report

8 Feb 2018

This report provides an introduction to community-owned renewable energy. It includes Australian and international examples to show that this is a growing and important sector.

Report

6 Feb 2018

This report examines the capacity of New South Wales community education providers to contribute to regional and rural economic development.

Discussion paper

6 Feb 2018

This blueprint for the establishment of Infrastructure WA (IWA) sets out a new approach to long-term infrastructure planning in Western Australia to create jobs.

Article

6 Feb 2018

Public should be given a greater say on development plans, experts say.

Report

30 Jan 2018

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has conducted a major review of fares for public bus services provided by private bus operators in rural and regional NSW. We have determined the maximum fares to apply for the determination period – 5 March 2018 to...

Working paper

24 Jan 2018

This working paper presents three case examples demonstrating the potential for overseas migration to improve population growth, sustain a skilled labour pool, and grow the economy in northern and remote Australia.