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This report aims to stimulate an informed public discussion around the future requirements of a rapidly changing Australia – and how a national planning framework would help meet those needs.
The increasing responsibility of the local government sector to provide and maintain a range of infrastructure is threatening its financial sustainability. The ‘development contributions’ system is one measure adopted by local government in Victoria, Australia to assist in the funding of infrastructure required as a...
While ward committees and Integrated Development Planning (IDP) representative forums constitute formal participatory mechanisms in South Africa’s local government, little is known about the potential of local approaches in enhancing participation in municipal planning. This paper examines alternative approaches to participation based on research conducted...
Buffer zones are commonly applied to wastewater treatment plants to manage the area impacted by odour. They require a large area with land use controls to exclude odour sensitive land uses, such as residential. How that land is best used depends, in part, on community...
Affordable housing has become a major issue for all Australian and New Zealand cities. A key contributing factor is inadequate land supply. The New Zealand government introduced a National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity which seeks to improve housing affordability by increasing land supply....
The consultation period for public debate and input on these policies is an opportunity for discussion and improvement, in an attempt to ensure that the new, state planning policies will provide a clear vision for planning and development across South Australia.
This paper provides an overview of the evidence that Infrastructure Victoria will consider in developing its final advice to the Victorian government on the infrastructure requirements for highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.
Start with the Grasslands provides guidance for the design and management of native grasslands (both large and small) within the Victorian urban context to maximise environmental and social outcomes. This guide is applicable to large-scale development of peri-urban greenfield sites, urban infill, the reconsideration of...
This report identifies the policy challenges that need to be addressed to strengthen Melbourne’s foodbowl and the opportunities that could be leveraged, focusing on three key policy issues: protecting farmland, strengthening the viability of farming and increasing water access.
Deloitte Access Economics undertook an economic analysis of Melbourne’s foodbowl for the Foodprint Melbourne project. The final Foodprint Melbourne report draws on the findings of this economic analysis.