Regional planning


10 Jul 2018

The first National Infrastructure Assessment sets out the Commission’s plan of action for the country’s infrastructure over the next 10-30 years. Infrastructure can inspire confidence and growth. But long term projects require a long-term vision, lasting plans, and stable funding. The UK must take decisive...


28 Jun 2018

This report found that rural and regional Australia is currently challenged by two key issues: the perception of regions as ‘second rate,’ and the ongoing trend of people moving to the state capitals.


13 Jun 2018

This guideline provides information for councils, the community and other stakeholders on the contents of a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), how it is made, and how it is implemented.

Discussion paper

6 Jun 2018

The consultation document gives an overview of the draft first set of National Planning Standards (planning standards), what they aim to achieve, and implementation considerations. This consultation document is a companion to the draft first set of planning standards.

Discussion paper

Discussion paper on the proposed State Environmental Planning Policy to protect Western Sydney corridors
19 Mar 2018

The protection of these corridors is proposed to be achieved through a State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), an environmental planning instrument that addresses matters of state or regional environmental planning significance. The New South Wales government is currently seeking the community’s feedback on this discussion...

Discussion paper

1 Feb 2018

This paper by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities' Think Tank presents Australian examples where water utilities are playing a leadership role in broader city planning, through their advocacy, their whole-of-system perspective and technical excellence, as well as their investment in community engagement and industry...


20 Dec 2017

This statistical resource measures progress in a region against social, economic, environmental and governance indicators.


15 Dec 2017

The Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 was launched on 14 October 2016. This monitoring report is a whole of government document reflecting the efforts of all stakeholders to deliver on the priority actions.


4 Dec 2017

As Australia’s seventh largest city, Greater Newcastle faces a new future with investment in aviation, transport, education, health and tourism. This first-ever draft plan aims to drive sustainable growth.

Conference paper

3 Dec 2017

This paper describes the development and calibration of a model developed for the Illawarra region to aid regional planning for transport, housing and jobs.

Draft report

30 Oct 2017

Future Transport is the NSW Government’s 2017 update of the 2012 Long Term Transport Master Plan. It examines the impact of new technologies and sets out a plan for a more efficient and reliable transport system.


28 Oct 2017

This book explores creative interdisciplinary and potentially transformative solutions to the current stalemate in contemporary water policy design.

Discussion paper

20 Oct 2017

This resource aims to harmonise land use planning with the government’s overall strategy for developing the Northern Territory.

Discussion paper

16 Oct 2017

The proposals in this paper focus on the structure and operation of the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP). They seek to both simplify and improve the operation of the VPP, and to lay foundations for further future transformative initiatives.

Draft report

22 Sep 2017

The Leeuwin-Naturaliste Sub-regional Planning Strategy is an overarching planning document that outlines the Western Australian Planning Commission’s approach to future planning and development within the City of Busselton and the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.

Research report

21 Sep 2017

This report highlights the varying roles and levels of engagement that councils play in regards to leadership, organisation and delivery of local and regional economic development in Australia.


Emerging issues in the context of regional planning
14 Sep 2017

Focusing on the Australian capital region, this report argues that there is an opportunity now for regional planning that can integrate climate change adaptation, population growth, housing and infrastructure demand, services, and biodiversity conservation.


23 Aug 2017

The next 20 years will be an exciting period of change and growth as new industries emerge, communities grow and connect, and the regional economy continues to flourish. The New England North West Regional Plan 2036 is the blueprint to deliver this exciting future.


18 Aug 2017

The Plan will guide the NSW Government’s land use planning priorities and decisions for the Far West region 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...

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2017

This options paper explores a range of options for the arrangement and improvements for Hanging Rock.



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