Regional planning

Report
22 March 2017

This audit shows that planning schemes have mixed success in achieving the intent of state policy across the three areas examined - developing activity centres, increasing housing density,...

Report
14 March 2017

Outlining the staggering amount of change in key UK government policies over the last five decades, this paper argues that reinvention leads to huge waste and little progress.

Conference paper
16 February 2017

This paper examines the mining impacts of road travel conditions in the Bowen Basin region. The research findings have policy implications for all tiers of government, as well as mining industries...

Article
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.

Article
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.

Evaluation
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...

Strategy
15 December 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.

Journal
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...