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.


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Regional Development

Draft report

15 Jan 2018

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.

Report

21 Dec 2017

This feasibility study confirms that the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expansion project is both technically and financially feasible.

Book

20 Dec 2017

This statistical resource measures progress in a region against social, economic, environmental and governance indicators.

Report

15 Dec 2017

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.

Report

12 Dec 2017

This audit report considers whether Queensland's approach to strategic transport planning enables effective use of transport resources and a transport system that is sustainable over the long term.

Report

9 Dec 2017

Urban water infrastructure faces a number of challenges over coming years. This report outlines a pathway for reform.

Report

8 Dec 2017

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.

Policy

7 Dec 2017

South Australian Liberal Steven Marshall MP has announced a policy of state funding for Regional Development Australia boards if elected in March 2018.

Research report

7 Dec 2017

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.

Report

6 Dec 2017

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.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report examines the impacts of climate change on fisheries and marine biodiversity and makes recommendations around research, monitoring and marine natural resource management.

Commentary

6 Dec 2017

Canada is showing the way on housing policy, but the funds in Australia need to start flowing — and that means biting the bullet on tax, writes Peter Mares.

Draft report

5 Dec 2017

This draft plan outlines proposed investments in road and rail infrastructure and new technologies to meet manage increasing movement of goods.

Report

5 Dec 2017

This research suggests that in 2016-17, Sydney and Melbourne drove the national economy, while Perth is in recession.

Report

4 Dec 2017

This report sets out initiatives that seek to position the Gold Coast to retain its competitive advantage.

Strategy

4 Dec 2017

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.

Conference paper

3 Dec 2017

This paper describes the development and calibration of a model developed for the Illawarra region to aid regional planning for transport, housing and jobs.

Report

1 Dec 2017

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.

Research report

1 Dec 2017

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.

Discussion paper

1 Dec 2017

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.