This report argues that consistent face-to-face access to service delivery professionals is an important part of improving outcomes in small towns and in improving longer-term economic and social prospects in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged places.
This paper describes the development and calibration of a model developed for the Illawarra region to aid regional planning for transport, housing and jobs.
Some state governments are now investigating more integrated sectoral and spatial planning strategies, initially through shifting public sector jobs to regional centres.
This working paper examines trends in incomes, employment, and demographics across Australia over the past decade. The trends outlined have been influenced by broader economic forces: a mining investment boom that boosted investment and incomes in particular regions; and the continuing shift of consumption and...
This submission argues that the Productivity Commission's study is highly relevant to a raft of policy agenda shaping the future of our regions. But it does not provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary study of the processes and challenges of change in regional Australia.
This article discusses methodological issues in regional science, such as: how to measure and model endogenous regional growth performance; the limitations of using de jure regions rather than functional regions as the spatial framework in regional analysis; the need to making greater use of unit...
Following on from the first Cityscapes conversation earlier in the month, Tim Williams from the Committee for Sydney speaks to Julie Wagner, Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution. Julie...
This report analyses the components of economic growth in 21 APEC economies in the past 25 years and the next 35. Written to contribute to discussions at APEC Senior Officials’ meetings in the run up to APEC ministerial and leaders meetings, it highlights the critical...
Resilience is about addressing vulnerability, not only by surviving a shock to the system, but also thriving in an economic environment of change and uncertainty. A robust conceptual framework is required to navigate through underlining elements of vulnerability. An evolutionary model of regional adaptive cycles...
The draft South East Queensland Regional Plan , released for comment last year, has made a number of improvements on previous versions. There will always be dissent from industry and property sector interests and there are certainly some sections of the plan and its intended...
This data shows count of employees by 100 regions within Australia over 12 years (2002 - 2014).
"Abolishing CDEP was a well-intentioned mistake and CDP is our attempt to atone for it.” So said Tony Abbott in a recent exchange with journalist Amos Aikman in the Australian. CDEP was the Community Development Employment Projects scheme, which replaced unemployment benefits in a growing...
Australian cities are orphans. Responsibilities for management of their economy (in terms of taxation, planning, infrastructure provision, regulation and economic development) fall between all tiers of government. Official statistics tend not to recognise the importance of cities, with economic data often not published at that...
This interim report presents an overview of the steel industry in Australia and the current challenges and pressures, with a particular focus on Arrium steel and the Whyalla region.
This article addresses the evolution of New Zealans's capital city,Wellington over the last three decades, both in terms of its growth into digital and cultural markets but also the way in which it has been driven by New Public Management sensibilities.
The philosophy of...
The emergence in the United States of large-scale “megaregions” centered on major metropolitan areas is a phenomenon often taken for granted in both scholarly studies and popular accounts of contemporary economic geography. This paper uses a data set of more than 4,000,000 commuter flows as...
NZIER was engaged by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide technical assistance to feed into New Zealand’s contribution to the APEC ‘Collective Strategic Study on Issues related to the Realisation of the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific’. The...
The agricultural sector is booming but are the benefits flowing to regional Australia?
Saul Eslake and Fiona Simson discuss the regional economy and what is needed to drive growth.
Saul Eslake is an economist, company director and Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University...
This report draws on the experiences of comparable cities in Europe and the United States of America to guide the transformation of the Geelong economy. While focusing on Geelong, the project underscores the need for greater policy and planning attention to be given to second...
RMCG has completed a ground-breaking socio-economic study of the impact of the Basin Plan across the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID). The study was commissioned by concerned agencies and stakeholders across the region.
The study shows that the Basin Plan has led to significant impacts...