Transit Orientated Development (TOD) provides a nuanced, policy-relevant design to connect social and planning frameworks to create low-carbon communities. This form of urban development aims to co-locate sustainable housing, transport and consolidated urban forms. Fully integrated TODs offer strong potential to blend social and environmental...
There is a need to re-examine car parking policies in Australian cities as the allocation of excessive or inappropriate forms of parking comes with significant opportunity costs. This includes inhibiting priority of active and sustainable transport modes and implementation of equitable spatial, housing and community...
This report argues that Australia’s new space agency should consider establishing projects with the United States that help build-out Australia’s domestic space industry and align with America's strategic goals.
On Indo-Pacific matters, the Labour Party-led government, headed by Jacinda Ardern, will no doubt take a lead from Australia’s maritime strategic vision. Its primary focus however, will continue to be on the Asia-Pacific component of the region, particularly the South Pacific.
This report reviews the evolution of Russia’s strategic and defence engagement in the IndAsPac. It also critically reviews Russia’s regional defence strategy, including threats perceptions, and principal vectors of regional engagement, predominantly through its active defence diplomacy.
In the short term, this infrastructure plan will help industry with its own planning and workforce management and inform decision-making across all levels of government.
This National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) strategic plan outlines the vision, mission and seven strategic objectives that will direct company activities for the next three years.
This draft Framework is a long term strategic plan for the development of Fishermans Bend out to 2050. It will guide investment and development by the State Government, local government and the private sector.
This article shines a spotlight on healthy planning for rural and regional communities, and dispels a few commonly held myths about the reality of the health and wellbeing challenges for those beyond the city.
Social impact assessment is the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and developing responses to the social impacts of a proposed state significant resource project, as part of the overall environmental impact assessment of that project.
This audit assessed whether state planning is meeting the needs of the rapidly growing population for birthing, maternal and child health, funded kindergarten services, and related infrastructure, in greenfield growth areas and established suburbs.
These Guidelines were prepared to provide coastal transport infrastructure authorities and organisations with targeted information about climate risks for both assets and operations. The Guidelines also contain practical information pertaining to strategies and measures for building resilience of assets and operations to climate risks and...
These guidelines are intended to assist in determining appropriate land use planning in relation to bushfire prone areas across the State of Western Australia; specifying the requirements to be met at each stage of the planning process; and ensuring that necessary bushfire protection measures are...
Shaping SEQ responds to a need for coordinated regional planning to manage growth sustainably, and ensure prosperity and liveability. It is the Queensland Government’s plan to guide the future of the South East Queensland region, prepared in collaboration with the region’s 12 local governments.
The Mayor wants London to be the world’s greenest global city. This draft London Environment Strategy sets out bold policies and proposals in six policy areas and the transition to a low carbon circular economy to make this vision a reality.
This audit reviewed the performance of the NSW Office of Strategic Lands (OSL). It found that the OSL does not currently have a strategic focus to improve land planning outcomes and also needs to address significant financial risks by implementing a proper, long-term financial strategy....
The NSW Government proposes to establish the Greater Parramatta Priority Growth Area by including it in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006. This interim Plan identifies how more jobs, homes and essential services will be accommodated in the priority growth area...
This Regional Land Supply Assessment report analyses land supply in the Geraldton urban area, taking into account regional business and economic trends, lot activity and dwelling approvals, current residential densities, constraints to development and the potential timing of future land releases.
This plan guides the NSW government’s land use planning priorities and decisions over the next twenty years. It represents a collaborative approach that closely integrates and aligns with the strategic planning for Canberra.