Policy History

Containing many reports that were released before the internet age, this collection provides background information on major issues which have often been reviewed and discussed in the past, but for which the key documents have been either unavailable or hard to locate. An APO and National Library of Australia partnership.

Policy History

Strategy

A volume of the South Australian Planning Strategy
15 Jun 2010

The 30-year plan for Greater Adelaide was aimed at guiding population and economic growth, particularly in respect of land use, transport and infrastructure. It was revised in 2017.

Report

15 Jun 2009

This report summarises the technical analysis undertaken in preparation for the first Plan for Greater Adelaide (2010). It addresses a range of urban issues, including housing, transport, economic development and climate change.

Strategy

15 Jul 2008

The Canberra Plan: Towards Our Second Century (2008) built on the original Canberra Plan (2004) and included new issues including climate change, water security, housing affordability and skills shortages.

Strategy

15 Aug 2006

The Planning Strategy for Metropolitan Adelaide (current from 2006 to 2010) provided direction for the land use and development activities of Councils, Government agencies and the private sector.

Strategy

includes the Canberra spatial plan, Building our community: the Canberra social plan and The economic white paper for the Australian Capital Territory
14 Mar 2004

The Canberra Plan (2004) included an Economic White Paper, The Canberra Social Plan and The Canberra Spatial Plan.

Journal

31 Jan 2004

This issue of Sustaining Regions reflects the diverse pathways and challenges confronting regions: from tourism to cluster development.

Journal

15 Aug 2003

This issue examines the role of local government in regional development.

Strategy

15 Jan 2003

This revised Planning Strategy for metropolitan Adelaide (in place from 2003 to 2006) addressed changes in the urban growth boundary, industrial land strategy and integrated transport and land use planning.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 66
15 Dec 1999

This paper examines the complex web of issues surrounding Canberra’s housing in the late 1950s.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 64
15 Dec 1998

This paper has two specific objectives (i) to ‘locate'disabled people in nineteenth-century Melbourne by showing where and how they lived; and (ii) to illustrate the socio-spatial relations that shaped their lives.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 65
15 Dec 1998

This paper concentrates housing and infrastructure for Indigenous Australians during the period since the 1960s and on the northern parts of Australia.

Working paper

Working Paper No. 63
15 Aug 1998

This paper suggests that political infeasibility to change lifestyle and reduce consumption may not be due to failing public response as much as to structural factors in society.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 62
15 Apr 1998

Australian timber merchants have long played a vital role in providing building materials, credit, and product information to builders.

Strategy

15 Jan 1998

The Planning Strategy presented State Government policy for development from 1998 to the early 2000s.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 61
15 Oct 1997

Which historical changes are imprinted in the contemporary Australian city centre? This working paper places the development of Australia's capital city centres in historical context and describes major historical themes of city centres since World War II.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 59
15 Jan 1997

This paper discusses the forces generating social-spatial change in Australian metropolitan areas.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 58
15 Oct 1996

This paper explores the causes of, and evaluates possible remedies for, the decline of public transport in Melbourne.

Working paper

Working Paper No. 57
15 Sep 1996

This paper considers the dangers for social science when the predictive urge extends to prophesy - using case studies of Los Angeles and New Zealand.

Working paper

15 Sep 1996

Brisbane data showed that domestic property went roughly equally to the next generations of men and women, suggesting the presence of a bilateral system of descent.

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 56
15 Aug 1996

The paper considers how the Schwartz model of helping behaviour can be extended to encompass situations where individuals have the opportunity to cooperate with others, and contribute to the provision of public environmental goods.