Regional development

Report

09 Aug 2017

V/Line offers an important service to regional communities - it provides access to services, education and employment across the state. V/Line operates and maintains a fleet of 372 passenger trains and carriages, and 3 520 kilometres of rail track used by passenger and freight services. More...

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Commentary

08 Aug 2017

In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still rising; roads and trains are congested. Australian governments generally have ignored the benefits of relating metropolitan and regional planning.

However, some state governments are now...

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Discussion paper

05 Aug 2017

Australia’s natural beauty is a key attraction for national and international visitors. Nature-based tourism is one of the fastest growing sub-sectors of the tourism sector. Indeed, growth in nature-based travel by international visitors, domestic overnight visitors and day-trippers outpaced the...

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Working paper

02 Aug 2017

The popular idea that the economic divide between Australia’s cities and regions is getting bigger is a misconception. Beneath the oft-told ‘tale of two Australias’ is a more nuanced story.

Income growth and employment rates are not obviously worse in regional areas. Cities and regions...

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Discussion paper

28 Jul 2017

Australian governments have been trying to develop northern Australia for a long time, with the latest policy papers and Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility just the most recent in a long tradition of generally unsuccessful attempts to entice more people to the continent’s north with the...

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Policy report

19 Jul 2017

The Infrastructure Pipeline is Building Queensland’s independent assessment of infrastructure proposals under development by Queensland Government agencies, including departments, government-owned corporations and nominated statutory authorities.

The aim of the Infrastructure Pipeline is...

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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...

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Policy report

18 Jul 2017

The State Infrastructure Plan (SIP) Parts A and B outline the Queensland infrastructure priorities to grow the economy, create jobs and provide quality services to Queenslanders. It provides a framework to allow government to plan and prioritise infrastructure investment and delivery in a...

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Report

12 Jul 2017

The alpine resorts

The alpine resorts of Victoria generate economic activity for the State as they attract a numbers of Victorian, interstate and international visitors. While the majority of tourism in this region is driven by snow and ski resorts, outside of the snow...

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Strategy

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, in the strategic...

Article

11 Jul 2017

Rather than being an unsettling force, international migrants are helping to provide stability to the regional Australian communities they settle in. A considerable number of new arrivals are also younger and have the potential to build families and work in these communities.

Research...

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Briefing paper

29 Jun 2017

This visual summary of results from the 2016 Census looks at population growth in regional areas.

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Commentary

26 Jun 2017

Investing in regional cities’ economic performance makes good sense. Contrary to popular opinion, new research out today shows regional cities generate national economic growth and jobs at the same rate as big metropolitan cities. They are worthy of economic investment in their own right – not...

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Policy report

20 Jun 2017

This Government recognises the valuable contribution of our regions and is committed to supporting their growth and prosperity by investing in services and infrastructure across New South Wales.

The Government is on track to meet the Restart NSW priority infrastructure target of...

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Briefing paper

20 Jun 2017

Budget Paper No. 2 Infrastructure Statement provides information on the Government’s infrastructure investment program. The objectives of this budget paper are to:

  • support transparency and accountability by reporting on planned capital expenditure covering new works and
  • ...
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Research report

20 Jun 2017

Despite their size, Australia’s great small cities’ long-term growth rates have matched those in metropolitan cities. There are good prospects for this medium-term economic performance to continue. However, recent economic outcomes have been less impressive, mirroring the general decline in...

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Research report

20 Jun 2017

If we want Australia to prosper then we need our regional cities to perform well. Australia has benefited from the growth of our big cities. But the growth and development pathway for our small cities is more challenging. Regional cities have the potential to produce $375 billion in output in...

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Strategy

14 Jun 2017

The Central West and Orana sits at the heart of New South Wales and is poised to take advantage of this pivotal position to make for an exciting future. We’ve heard community and stakeholder aspirations for the region, and drawn on this feedback to create a Regional Plan that focuses on a...

Research report

13 Jun 2017

On 2 February 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry:

The risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial pollination purposes, including:

(a) the...

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Other text

07 Jun 2017

Victoria is home to the second largest brown coal resource in the world. This low cost and abundant resource has ensured the supply of affordable and reliable electricity that has supported our economic prosperity for nearly a century. However, there is a fundamental change underway which will...

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