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

Strategy

22 Jul 2018

This Vision and Transition Strategy defines a vision of a water sensitive future for Bendigo, Victoria, and outlines the broad steps Bendigo should take to enable a transition towards this future. It is the outcome of nine months of research, analysis and engagement with 31...

Strategy

17 Jul 2018

This report argues that Townsville has strong momentum towards achieving its vision of a future water sensitive city. However, strategic attention is needed to overcome the social and institutional barriers that could impede further on-ground progress.

Commentary

2 Jul 2018

Australia’s landscapes are dotted with mature eucalypts that were standing well before Captain Cook sailed into Botany Bay. These old trees were once revered as an icon of the unique Australian landscape, but they’re rapidly becoming collateral damage from population growth. Mature eucalypts are routinely...

Report

Report on the Inquiry into Opportunities and Methods for Stimulating the Tourism Industry in Northern Australia
28 Jun 2018

This inquiry examined the current state of northern Australia’s tourism industry, opportunities for growth, challenges and economic impediments that tourism operators face in northern Australia.

Report

28 Jun 2018

This report found that rural and regional Australia is currently challenged by two key issues: the perception of regions as ‘second rate,’ and the ongoing trend of people moving to the state capitals.

Research report

28 Jun 2018

This report summarises research conducted by ReachOut Australia and Mission Australia on young people living in regional and remote Australia. The aim of the report is to gain a better understanding of young people’s lives, including the benefits and challenges of living in regional and...

Report

25 Jun 2018

This report on the key recommendations made in the Australian Infrastructure Plan, finds that while there has been clear improvement across the Australian infrastructure sector in the past two years, there is still much to do.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Capital cities like Melbourne continue to attract the majority of State population growth. This can create challenges for attracting skilled workers to, and retaining them in, regional locations. This paper reports on a survey of more than 1200 professional workers in the Victorian regional cities...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Ongoing economic restructuring has produced many declining rust belt cities and regions. While governments and communities have acted to ease the impacts, most actions have not been effective. Politically the reaction to ongoing high levels of unemployment are now registering across the Western world and...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Greening the West (GTW) is a regional initiative aimed at increasing urban greening, particularly the number of trees, in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Western Melbourne typically has comparatively low socioeconomic and health metrics, coupled with a significant deficit in trees and quality green space. Therefore the...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Metro-bound commuters are people who live in regional areas and travel to major cities for work, connecting regional cities and towns with the major cities and their prospering economies. As governments invest in regional transport infrastructure, as well as become concerned about spatial inequity, how...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

That urban growth in Australia is uneven in favor of cities than towns is no news. But that the policy for migration to growth centers in regional areas has also not helped should be of interest to policy-makers and planners. This paper aims at articulating...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

The planning literature, against the backdrop of rapid urbanisation, technological advancement (automated vehicle), and climate change, tells very little about what constitutes a sustainable urban growth management policy. This research aims to address this gap through a two-round of Delphi survey involving 29 experts from...

Briefing paper

15 Jun 2018

This paper discusses access to, and use of, financial services by those in regional and remote areas and challenges people may face when accessing financial services.

Guide

13 Jun 2018

This guideline provides information for councils, the community and other stakeholders on the contents of a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), how it is made, and how it is implemented.

Strategy

13 Jun 2018

Victoria's infrastructure strategy has updated, as progress continues on Victoria’s key infrastructure projects. New initiatives have also been included, reflecting the ongoing investment in maintaining Victoria’s liveability and prosperity.

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,...