This report found that rural and regional Australia is currently challenged by two key issues: the perception of regions as ‘second rate,’ and the ongoing trend of people moving to the state capitals.
Capital cities like Melbourne continue to attract the majority of State population growth. This can create challenges for attracting skilled workers to, and retaining them in, regional locations. This paper reports on a survey of more than 1200 professional workers in the Victorian regional cities...
Ongoing economic restructuring has produced many declining rust belt cities and regions. While governments and communities have acted to ease the impacts, most actions have not been effective. Politically the reaction to ongoing high levels of unemployment are now registering across the Western world and...
Greening the West (GTW) is a regional initiative aimed at increasing urban greening, particularly the number of trees, in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Western Melbourne typically has comparatively low socioeconomic and health metrics, coupled with a significant deficit in trees and quality green space. Therefore the...
Metro-bound commuters are people who live in regional areas and travel to major cities for work, connecting regional cities and towns with the major cities and their prospering economies. As governments invest in regional transport infrastructure, as well as become concerned about spatial inequity, how...
That urban growth in Australia is uneven in favor of cities than towns is no news. But that the policy for migration to growth centers in regional areas has also not helped should be of interest to policy-makers and planners. This paper aims at articulating...
The Committee for Sydney has produced this blueprint for uniting Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sydney and Wollongong into an economic powerhouse of ten million people.
Large demographic shifts are reshaping America. The country is growing in numbers, it’s becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, and the population is ageing. According to this analysis, these trends are playing out differently across community types.
RUN universities contribute an additional $1.7 billion to Australia’s economy. Seven out of ten RUN graduates will go on to work in a regional area.
The Regional Universities Network (RUN) engaged the Nous Group to undertake analysis on the effects of the RUN on jobs and productivity in regional Australia. This short report presents these results, which demonstrate the capacity of the RUN to educate and place graduates in jobs...
This paper examines the leadership of places – cities, regions, communities – in Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom, and explores the capacity of vignettes to generate new, theoretical and empirical insights.
Researchers within USQ are working with industry and global machinery manufacturers to accelerate access to driverless tractor technology, showcasing its benefits to key agricultural stakeholders.
The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is a devolved Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. This report describes the impact the fund has had on regional artists, arts organisations and communities between 2012-2016.
This submission recommends that government create more flexible policy solutions that better suit the diversity found in remote Australia, while providing local people with genuine power to determine how policy works in their community.
The Australian government has committed $15 million over four years to assist in the establishment and maintenance of up to eight study hubs across regional Australia. This initiative responds to a key gap in university provision for remote students.
This statistical resource measures progress in a region against social, economic, environmental and governance indicators.
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.
The Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 was launched on 14 October 2016. This monitoring report is a whole of government document reflecting the efforts of all stakeholders to deliver on the priority actions.