Regional planning

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2017

The Macedon Ranges Shire Council, in partnership with the Victorian Government, has engaged Village Well and ASPECT Studios to develop a masterplan for the Hanging Rock precinct.

The project offers a unique opportunity to review the range of activities and existing physical context of...

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Strategy

11 Aug 2017

ShapingSEQ is the Queensland Government’s plan to guide the future of the South East Queensland region, prepared in collaboration with the region’s 12 local governments. The plan draws inspiration from the community. The need for ShapingSEQ SEQ is a globally competitive, fast-growing region...

Commentary

08 Aug 2017

In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still rising; roads and trains are congested. Australian governments generally have ignored the benefits of relating metropolitan and regional planning.

However, some state governments are now...

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Strategy

12 Jul 2017

The South East and Tablelands offers snow, surf and rural living with easy connections to Canberra and Sydney.

The population of the region is projected to increase by 45,450 people between 2016 and 2036, mainly in places within commuting distance of Canberra and Sydney, in the strategic...

Policy report

20 Jun 2017

This Government recognises the valuable contribution of our regions and is committed to supporting their growth and prosperity by investing in services and infrastructure across New South Wales.

The Government is on track to meet the Restart NSW priority infrastructure target of...

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Journal article

15 Jun 2017

Understanding and predicting spatial patterns in population change has significant implications for infrastructure, property investments, and national spatial planning. It is also at the core of understanding what motivates people to move to different places, and the underlying geographical...

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Strategy

14 Jun 2017

The Central West and Orana sits at the heart of New South Wales and is poised to take advantage of this pivotal position to make for an exciting future. We’ve heard community and stakeholder aspirations for the region, and drawn on this feedback to create a Regional Plan that focuses on a...

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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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...

Research report

15 Jan 2017

The biodiversity within agricultural systems can be overlooked by research and can also be considered of limited value in conservation policy and natural resource planning. In South Australia, the importance of diverse agricultural ecosystems (agro-ecosystems) are rarely analysed in depth or...

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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...

Policy report

12 Dec 2016

There is strong recognition of the contributions by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committees to their regions since the programme commenced in 2008. The over 600 volunteers that have contributed to the programme annually over the past nine years are to be congratulated for their community...

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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...