Regional planning

Strategy

19 May 2017

The NSW Department of Education is seeking feedback on the Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education Strategy.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) services play a vital role in the wellbeing and development of children and young people. In recognition of this, the Regional and Remote ECE...

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Research report

21 Apr 2017

The purpose of this study is to examine the regional geography of Australia's economic transition, since the mining investment boom, to identify those regions and localities that face significant challenges in successfully transitioning to a more sustainable economic base and the factors which...

Research report

22 Mar 2017

In this audit, we assessed whether DELWP, and councils in their roles as planning and responsible authorities, are managing and implementing the planning system to support the objectives of the Act and the desired outcomes of state planning policies.

We also examined:

• progress...

Research report

14 Mar 2017

All Change lays bare the staggering amount of change in key UK government policies over the last five decades.

The report examines three policy areas which have experienced near-constant upheaval: further education, regional governance and industrial policy. For example, the last...

Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Effective road transport networks are essential for sustainability of mining activities as well as the liveability of the mining communities. This paper examines the mining impacts of road travel conditions in the Bowen Basin region, which produces about 83% of Queensland’s total coal product. A...

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Commentary

Article

06 Feb 2017

Long-distance commuting between place of residence and place of work has been on the rise in Australia. It occurs when workers are unable to return home after their working day (usually due to distance), so a worker resides at the place of work for a set number of days before returning home for...

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Commentary

Article

17 Jan 2017

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...

Discussion paper

10 Jan 2017

The primary purpose of this package of updates to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) is to promote confidence in our state’s planning system.

This will be achieved through four underlying objectives:

• to enhance community participation;

• to...

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Evaluation

21 Dec 2016

This report presents the findings of all project evaluation activities carried out as part of the project ‘Enabling Gippsland Councils to integrate climate risk and adaptation into local and regional strategies’, which concluded in August 2016. The Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University...

Strategy

15 Dec 2016

This Draft Regional Plan aims to guide the NSW Government’s land use planning priorities and decisions in the Far West over the next 20 years. It is not intended to be a step-by-step approach to all land use planning. Rather, it provides an overarching framework to guide subsequent and more...

Research report

06 Dec 2016

Improving transport connectivity, and finding innovative ways to pay for transport infrastructure, is essential to the future development of Australia’s cities and regions.

The issues of concern that lead to this inquiry were the imbalance of settlement and its consequences; the deficit...

Journal article

30 Nov 2016

Auckland is a city-region under intense political pressure. Migration and development are transforming streetscapes and communities. Local government has to plan and budget for significant investments in infrastructure as the city grows, and there is no strategy that pleases all sectors of...

Journal

30 Nov 2016

Editorial note: Local government in New Zealand exists within a fairly well-defined narrative. New Zealand is the most centralised nation within the OECD. Central government is by far the dominant partner in the central-local relationship and recent innovations in local government have tended...

Research report

24 Nov 2016

This inquiry considered the future role and contribution of regional capitals to Australia. The report consists of five chapters:
(a) Chapter 1 sets out administrative matters;
(b) Chapter 2 asks 'what is a 'regional capital?';
(c) Chapter 3 provides an overview of regional...

Policy

23 Nov 2016

The Queensland Government is reviewing how the state government expresses its interests in plan making and development assessment.

The State Planning Policy is the primary state planning instrument in Queensland's planning system. It provides a clear and comprehensive expression of the...

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Research report

23 Nov 2016

Melbourne is surrounded by a highly productive foodbowl that  currently grows a wide variety of fresh foods, but it faces challenges:

  •  Melbourne’s foodbowl grows 47% of the vegetables produced in  Victoria and has the capacity to meet around 41% of Melbourne’s total  food needs
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Strategy

21 Nov 2016

This draft District Plan sets out aspirations and proposals for Greater Sydney’s West District, which includes the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury local government areas. It has been developed by the Greater Sydney Commission.

This draft District Plan is on formal public exhibition...

Discussion paper

16 Nov 2016

The purpose of this paper is to outline a range of value capture approaches, and seek feedback on how the Australian Government could use its various policy and funding levers to stimulate the use of value capture in the development and delivery of transport infrastructure. The paper sets out...

Research report

10 Nov 2016

Australia is at growing risk from a range of natural disasters including tropical cyclones, bushfires, storms and floods. If unmanaged, these risks will significantly impact our resource and knowledge-led economy, and damage homes, businesses and infrastructure and put lives at risk. Since...

Strategy

20 Oct 2016

ShapingSEQ is the Queensland Government’s plan to guide the future of the South East Queensland (SEQ) region, prepared in collaboration with the region’s 12 local governments. It aims to accommodate future growth sustainably and in a way that responds to change positively, and enhances the...