Regional planning

6 February 2017

This article outlines research which shows that ensuring adequate amenities in regions is a key factor in converting long-distance commuters into migrants to that region.

17 January 2017

There’s one aspect of the draft South East Queensland Regional which goes to some of the fundamental assumptions in the draft and that’s the balance between jobs growth (where people are expected...

Discussion paper
10 January 2017

This guide sets out the NSW Government’s proposals to update the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) through a series of targeted amendments.

21 December 2016

This report evaluates a climate risk and adaptation project conducted in six Gippsland Councils. The evaluation contributes to a broader evidence base about embedding climate change impact...

30 November 2016

This issue of Policy Quarterly, therefore, reflects a long standing commitment to promoting debate and research into New Zealand local government, and we believe that the breadth and depth of the...

Journal article
30 November 2016

This article looks at Auckland City's unified governance model and asks whether it is too big to fail; whether or not it represents an apex in centralising forces, or whether there is still some...

24 November 2016

Considers the future role and contribution of regional capitals to Australia including funding arrangements, economic and social infrastructure needs and policy measures to support sustainable...

23 November 2016

Melbourne is surrounded by a highly productive foodbowl, but it faces challenges. How can Melbourne plan for a resilient city foodbowl that provides healthy food for a growing population, promotes...

23 November 2016

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