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

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.

Submission

23 Jan 2018

RUN universities are committed to improving student access, participation and success. However, there still exists a significant gap in higher education attainment (and Year 12 school completion) between the regions and major cities.

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.

Research report

3 Jan 2018

AgriFutures Australia was pleased to partner with the University of New England to conduct this research, which examines alternative approaches to cost-benefit analysis of improved quality for rural roads.

Report

21 Dec 2017

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

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017

This paper sets the scene for the Westport Strategy.

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

15 Dec 2017

The Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 was launched on 14 October 2016. This monitoring report is a whole of government document reflecting the efforts of all stakeholders to deliver on the priority actions.

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

11 Dec 2017

This paper has two purposes: to draw attention to the unacceptable rates of rural suicide and to suggest where attention should be focused if people are serious about making a difference.

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.