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Rural proofing guide for policy development and service delivery planning

13 Jun 2018
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Strong and vibrant rural communities support the success of our major export industries and growth in international visitors.

Our rural communities need Government to help provide:

  • essential services
  • lasting infrastructure
  • access to information and communications. 

Rural proofing means to consider the challenges faced by the rural sector when designing and implementing Government policy.

A 'rural proofing lens' asks policy makers to look at what they are proposing, and take into account the rural community's:

  • low population density
  • isolation
  • reliance on the primary sector for employment.

Follow the rural proofing guide when developing your policy, which takes you through the following 7 steps:

  • Confirm your policy objectives.
  • Identify benefits and implications for the rural community.
  • Seek advice from relevant rural contacts and organisations.
  • Assess the implications.
  • Consider mitigation measures.
  • Make adjustments.
  • Keep parties updated.
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2018
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