Regional development

Book

20 Dec 2017

This statistical resource measures progress in a region against social, economic, environmental and governance indicators.

Report

15 Dec 2017

This report concludes that much expenditure in regional areas does little to facilitate adjustment and long term development - and that governments could coordinate better and evaluate their activities in Australia's regions.

Policy

7 Dec 2017

South Australian Liberal Steven Marshall MP has announced a policy of state funding for Regional Development Australia boards if elected in March 2018.

Report

5 Dec 2017

This research suggests that in 2016-17, Sydney and Melbourne drove the national economy, while Perth is in recession.

Report

4 Dec 2017

This report sets out initiatives that seek to position the Gold Coast to retain its competitive advantage.

Briefing paper

1 Dec 2017

With appeal to both domestic and international markets, the ACT has seen strong growth in overnight visitor numbers from both markets over the past few years - exceeding national growth rates.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This research looks at the travel choices of Australian young people, to examine ways to entice millennials to visit regional New South Wales (NSW).

Blog post

8 Nov 2017

If rural and regional areas are to counteract the historical ‘pull to cities’ and compete with the dynamics of agglomeration, higher wages, greater employment opportunities and levels of services, then having a reliable supply of affordable, quality ‘to-buy’ and rental housing will play a key...

Guide

7 Nov 2017

This Resource Kit provides a pathway for regions interested in developing their region’s renewable energy industry, while optimising economic development benefits - attracting local investment, jobs and business growth.

Submission

6 Nov 2017

This submission includes evidence about the current status of our Australia's regions and their potential contribution to future growth.

Research report

13 Oct 2017

Regions have much to gain by lifting the workforce participation rate of their older population. This discussion paper helps define how our ageing workforce is impacting different regions and the potential payoffs for regions.

Report

5 Oct 2017

This report examines the contribution of tourism to New South Wales and its tourism regions.

Report

3 Oct 2017

This report goes beyond these state-wide findings to examine the role and contribution of the Queensland tourism industry at a regional level.

Research report

21 Sep 2017

This report highlights the varying roles and levels of engagement that councils play in regards to leadership, organisation and delivery of local and regional economic development in Australia.

Commentary

21 Sep 2017

Innovation is the highest in regional centres that have research and development institutions and there are only 26 of these in regional Australia. But more than 150 regional areas have potential to match this innovation, a new index finds.

Research report

12 Sep 2017

The potential for significant increases in irrigated agriculture in northern Australia is highly dependent on how water resources are managed now developed and into the future.

Fact sheet

8 Sep 2017

Due to a Government review of all Royalties for Regions initiatives, a change has been made to how Royalties for Regions funding will be allocated. It will now be used for a number of essential services for regions as well as the new and strategic...

Other text

5 Sep 2017

The Australian Government is inviting proposals for faster rail links between cities and surrounding regional areas.

Draft report

31 Aug 2017

The WAPC has endorsed a draft update to the Guidelines for the Lifting of Urban Deferment - that specify requirements for a transfer of land from the urban deferred to urban zone in a region planning scheme. The draft guidelines are open for public comment...

Submission

31 Aug 2017

Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) is pleased to present this second submission for consideration by the Productivity Commission (the Commission) and welcomes the potential for the study’s outcome to inform the government’s approach to regional policy. RCA is a growing alliance of 31 local governments across...