17 Nov 2017

Successful neighbourhood centres are important as places to meet and for social activity. People’s access to neighbourhood centres and the diversity of buildings and commercial uses found there can significantly influence how, and to what extent, we interact.

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5 Sep 2017

The Regional Australia Institute and LinkedIn since 2016 have mapped data on local skills and job mobility of workers in eight regional Australian cities: Townsville, Sunshine Coast-Noosa, Greater Newcastle, Wollongong, Launceston, Darwin, Geelong and Hobart.

This work has been providing local leaders with critical...

Research report

15 Jun 2017

Research Summary

This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability. It incorporated three case studies from Yalata and Point Pearce in South Australia and Greater Geelong in Victoria that revealed poor health...

Policy report

8 Jun 2017

One Planet Living is an initiative of Bioregional Australia and its partners to make truly sustainable living a reality.

The City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) has been a leader in considering environmental sustainability and community wellbeing in its own operations and the broader community...

Research report

23 Nov 2016

This report draws on the experiences of comparable cities in Europe and the United States of America to guide the transformation of the Geelong economy. While focusing on Geelong, the project underscores the need for greater policy and planning attention to be given to second...

Research report

1 Nov 2016

Local governments work in many ways to improve the vibrancy, amenity and wellbeing of their communities. Expectations of local government are increasing globally, however, with greater community demand for improved environmental protection, local economic activity and social vitality. At the same time, there is rising...



7 Oct 2016

The last Australian-built Ford has rolled off the production line, bringing an end a decades-long history of car manufacturing in the country for the company. About six hundred workers have lost their jobs, in Broadmeadows and Geelong, two years after Ford first announced that its...


3 Apr 2016

Governments have spent unprecedented sums on transport infrastructure in the last decade. But mostly, they have not spent it wisely.

Some of the additional spending can be attributed to unusual events such as the mining boom, the Global Financial Crisis and the Queensland floods....

Research report

31 Mar 2016

For the purpose of evaluating the Greater Geelong City Council in a context defined by the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry, the Commission developed a framework for good governance. The outcomes of the framework reflect the objects in the Local Government Act 1989; the...

Journal article

Research report

1 Sep 2012

The Geelong Project is one of eleven innovations projects funded under the Victorian Government's Homelessness Action Plan. The development of a community of schools and youth services model in Geelong preceded this funding opportunity, but the alignment of significant funding with an important community-driven research...

Research report

31 Jul 2003

Death from heroin overdose, in particular, rivals the road toll in destroying lives, especially among young Australians. This report is based on intensive fieldwork in three study areas: inner Melbourne (Fitzroy-Collingwood); Geelong and Sydney (Fairfield-Cabramatta). These areas have been carefully chosen to include an inner...