Resilient Regions

Regional towns and cities play an important role in the economic, social, cultural and environmental development of Australia.  This collection features research concerned with specific issues in regional Australia and highlights the contribution made by the Regional Universities Network researchers towards advancing Australia’s national prosperity, productivity and identity. RUN member universities are: CQ University, Southern Cross University, Federation University Australia, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland and University of the Sunshine Coast.

Resilient Regions

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2018

The Minister for Education has appointed an Expert Advisory Group with expertise and understanding of regional communities’ needs, education and training, economic development and industry engagement.

The Terms of Reference for the Expert Advisory Group are to:

build on the work of the...

Briefing paper

10 Dec 2018

This report directly addresses the biggest change to Australian regional policy in decades – the introduction of collaborative approaches and ideas of long-term regional deals.

Briefing paper

10 Dec 2018

Decades of reform to service delivery across Australia has introduced a diversity of publicly and privately provided services, aimed at improving both access and quality. But the gaps between regions and metropolitan areas on many measures of service provision and socio-economic outcomes are persisting. The...

Briefing paper

10 Dec 2018

Greater migrant business ownership in regional Australia is desirable as they contribute to the vibrancy of the region and often have a strong desire to ‘give back’ to their communities.

Working paper

30 Nov 2018

Coal mine closure is, in large part, about mitigating impacts on people and communities. This report outlines “Just Transition for All” principles that can achieve meaningful outcomes for mine-affected communities.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This paper reviews the pros and cons of both CBA and EIA and presents an empirical analysis of both appraisal approaches.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This empirical study uses four benefits, articulated in the Australian Farmer’s Market Association Strategic Plan (2017-2019), to organise and identify consumer motivations at the Byron Bay Farmers’ Market.

Annual Report

31 Oct 2018

The paper concludes that challenges confronting the determination of land value should not deter an impost on land and that land is a base among other forms of taxation that may be equalised to assist funding in regional Australia and New Zealand.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

The potential development of an oil industry in the Great Australian Bight provides a number of opportunities and challenges. Potentially, the development may affect local communities, regional economies and the environment. Developing a baseline, before any development takes place, enables changes due to the development...

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This study explores some of the implications of RTAs on the business community in Fiji, with a special focus on exporters.

Report

31 Oct 2018

Introduction

Natural hazards present significant risks to many communities across the United States. Fortunately, there are measures governments, building owners, developers, tenants and others can take to reduce the impacts of such events. These measures—commonly called mitigation—can result in significant savings in terms...

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This paper considers the patterns of inequality in wage and salaries across labour markets in Australia.

Report

29 Oct 2018

The 2018 Yearbook is the fifth in a series of statistical reports that are designed to help answer the question of how our regions are progressing against social, economic, environmental and governance indicators. This information will enable governments, private investors and the community to identify...

Briefing paper

30 Sep 2018

Governments spend vast amounts of money delivering services to citizens. Through procurement, governments invest in infrastructure and ensure the supply of essential services. In 2017, it was estimated that the New Zealand and Australian public procurement markets had a combined value of $160 billion. While...

Report

18 Sep 2018

In 2018, VicHealth partnered with the National Centre for Farmer Health, Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) and CSIRO’s Data61 to explore what the megatrends mean for young people living in rural and regional Victoria. We held workshops with young people to find out firsthand about...

Report

31 Aug 2018

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has produced this brief report to highlight how states and communities are responding to the risks they face in both the short and long-term. The report features the voices of experts from the public and private sector who participated...

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

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.

Briefing paper

22 Jun 2018

This discussion paper is to inform a new City of Melbourne Transport Strategy to 2050. A draft strategy will be released for consultation in 2018.

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...