Land use

Conference paper

3 Dec 2017

Traditional approaches to regional modelling and planning rely on trend-based analyses whereby demographic projections are used to initialise and bootstrap future demand for housing, transport and jobs. Besides, most of these approaches cannot adequately take into account the intricate interactions between land use, transport and...

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21 Nov 2017

Australia's Agricultural Industries 2017 map provides a snapshot of agriculture's status and trend. It shows where Australia's broad agricultural land uses are located and statistics on their area and land tenure. The map reports on the top 5 livestock, crop and horticulture commodities based on...

Research report

26 Oct 2017

Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) is an observatory orbiting Earth and mapping its soil moisture content and freeze/thaw state. Moisture in the topsoil (top 5cm) is measured via radar and radiometer on the observatory, while freeze/thaw state is measured via radar. Radio waves are beamed...

Discussion paper

20 Oct 2017

Planning for a Vibrant Future aims to harmonise land use planning with the Government’s overall strategy for developing the Northern Territory. It is intended to guide future planning so that development continues sequentially and builds on, and is supported by, sound planning principles and the...

Discussion paper

3 Oct 2017

In 2017, the Australian government published a review into the first phase of the National Landcare Program. The findings have helped to inform the proposed delivery arrangements of Regional Land Partnerships.

The Australian Government wants to make sure that stakeholders are well informed about...

Draft report

13 Sep 2017

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on proposed changes to State Planning Policy 5.4 Road and Rail Noise and associated guidelines.

A key objective of SPP 5.4 is to minimise the impact of road and rail noise on noise-sensitive land...


14 Aug 2017

These Guidelines provide supporting information for decision-making authorities, planners, landowners/ proponents, referral agencies, Level 1 Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessors and Bushfire Planning Practitioners, to implement SPP 3.7.

Specifically, they assist in:

determining appropriate land use planning in relation to bushfire prone areas...


10 Aug 2017

The Office of Strategic Lands (OSL) was established under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) to identify, acquire, manage and divest land required for long-term planning by the NSW Government, particularly for open space and public purposes.

OSL is a Corporation...


27 Jul 2017

Following the recent release of the draft vision for Greater Parramatta to Olympic Peninsula (GPOP), Draft West Central District Plan and Towards our Greater Sydney 2056 by the Greater Sydney Commission, the Department of Planning and Environment, in collaboration with City of Parramatta and Greater...


24 Jul 2017


Market-Led Proposals (MLPs) provide an opportunity for the private sector to contribute to the delivery of services and infrastructure to address the needs of the Queensland community. These MLP Guidelines (the Guidelines) set out the criteria for submitting MLPs, what is expected...

Technical report

18 Jul 2017

Regional Land Supply Assessments are prepared as a component of the Western Australian Planning Commission’s (WAPC) Urban Development Program (UDP), which tracks and models land supply as per the requirements outlined in the Planning and Development Act 2005. The role of the WAPC includes developing...


12 Jul 2017

The South East and Tablelands offers snow, surf and rural living with easy connections to Canberra and Sydney.

The population of the region is projected to increase by 45,450 people between 2016 and 2036, mainly in places within commuting distance of Canberra and Sydney,...


10 Jul 2017

Corridor Protection: Planning and investing for the long term is the third paper of Infrastructure Australia’s Reform Series advising Australian governments to take urgent action in the next five years to protect vital infrastructure corridors, to avoid cost overruns, delays and community disruption when...


30 Jun 2017

Melburnians have been talking about a train to Tullamarine Airport since well before it opened. Now Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made clear his enthusiasm for an airport rail line, with or without state government support.

But these conversations need to move beyond the...


25 Jun 2017

It is estimated that Sydney’s population will grow by approximately 1.7 million people over the next 20 years. To meet the needs of a bigger population, 725,000 new homes and 817,000 new jobs need to be provided within the Sydney metropolitan area. New infrastructure, such...


20 Jun 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance of the Northern Land Council in fulfilling its responsibilities and obligations under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 , Native Title Act 1993 and Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act...

Policy report

6 Jun 2017

The WestConnex series of tunnels, interchanges and surface freeways is based on an already weak business case. It has a poorly articulated demand analysis that to a large degree fails to meet its own stated objectives. When confronted with this reality, and the local impacts...

Policy report

22 May 2017

After the Premier’s invitation and following a meeting with her, I agreed to:

Engage with the relevant officials to understand and evaluate their work and housing affordability policy proposals, as an independent and outside ‘additional pair of eyes’. Give the Premier my assessment of...


19 May 2017

The thesis addresses significant gaps in the existing knowledge on land rights in the Pacific, which are the voices of urban women, fa’afafine, and fakaleitī1. The lands concerned are customary land in Samoa, and Crown owned land in Tonga. The knowledge in the thesis relates...

Case study

17 May 2017

In October 2015, the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, a program run in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Smart Growth America, released Building Resilient States: A Framework for Agencies , a report intended to introduce and integrate land use and transportation issues...