Regional Development

This collection covers issues that are vital to regional Australia. It includes policy research reports and data, discussion papers, evaluations, case studies and other resources on communities, infrastructure, industries and the environment in rural and remote regions. This collection was established as part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project 2016. 

 

 

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Regional Development

Strategy

20 Mar 2019
155

This strategy document considers population growth and regional development in Australia.

Report

20 Mar 2019
3

The 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review examined how people use telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia and how regional communities can maximise the economic, social and future opportunities enabled by digital technologies and services.

The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (the...

Commentary

14 Mar 2019
7

When is an airport not just an airport? Western Sydneysiders are in the process of finding out.

Briefing paper

13 Mar 2019
6

This report argues that a coal project proposed near Kingaroy, Queensland, is unlikely to provide benefit in a local economy based on services and agriculture. It imposes uncertainty and costs on other industries and the community. Policy makers should rule the project out on economic...

Discussion paper

12 Mar 2019
60

This study focuses on three long-standing measures that provide support to individuals and businesses in remote areas. This issues paper outlines a range of issues on which the commission seeks information and feedback.

Strategy

28 Feb 2019
399

This plan delivers five key recommendations to better balance Australia's population growth – taking pressure off capital cities and presenting great benefits to the rest of the country.

Report

27 Feb 2019
5

This report directly responds to one of the resolutions approved at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in May 2016, which acknowledges the dearth of information on pastoralism and rangelands. The resolution calls for a gap analysis of environmental and socioeconomic information and the provision...

Report

26 Feb 2019
61

This report examines the economic potential of new timber plantation establishment to 2050 under current conditions, referred to as the base case scenario. Policymakers and industry can use these projections to anticipate and adapt to expected changes in the industry and to better take advantage...

Commentary

20 Feb 2019
18

Australian governments did not begin to appoint regional ministers as a matter of course until the late 1980s. This was a period linked to the end of old-fashioned, class-based politics and the rise of our more complex political landscape, writes Andrew Beer.

Article

19 Feb 2019
4

In increasingly arid regions such as the western U.S., water managers are learning that careful management and restoration of watershed ecosystems, including thinning trees and conducting prescribed burns, are important tools in coping with a hotter, drier climate.

Discussion paper

17 Feb 2019
45

The discussion document outlines proposed changes and seeks public comment to achieve better outcomes for NZ Crown pastoral land in the South Island high country.

Strategy

14 Feb 2019
256

The 2019 Infrastructure Priority List details nationally significant investments, providing decision makers with advice and guidance on specific infrastructure investments in Australia.

Article

5 Feb 2019
3

By far the largest mining endeavor globally is digging up sand, mainly for the concrete that goes into buildings. But this little-noticed and largely unregulated activity has serious costs — damaging rivers, wreaking havoc on coastal ecosystems, and even wiping away entire islands.

Report

5 Feb 2019
7

The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal has reviewed how we share costs between rural water customers1 and the NSW Government (on behalf of other users and the broader community) when setting maximum prices for the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation’s (WAMC’s) water management services and...

Website

30 Jan 2019
212

The National Drought Map is a new online tool that brings together population data and information on drought conditions in Australia.

Article

24 Jan 2019
13

In the coming “AI Era,” job losses from automation could have a bigger impact on smaller towns and rural areas.

Audio podcast

23 Jan 2019
18

Key to creating a sustainable city is innovation, done in a purposeful way that contributes to our societies, cities and our regions. And that, says Professor Coenen, is where Australia needs to raise its game.

Report

Report No. 28
15 Jan 2019
232

The attitudes of Australians towards population growth is constantly changing. In the 28th ANUPoll, a representative sample of Australians show that more than two-thirds of adults do not think that Australia needs more people, a dramatic increase since a similar question was asked in 2010....

Article

3 Jan 2019
4

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a colossal infrastructure plan that could transform the economies of nations around the world. But with its focus on coal-fired power plants, the effort could obliterate any chance of reducing emissions and tip the world into catastrophic climate change....

Working paper

A Report to The European Commission, Directorate General JRC, JRC Seville
31 Dec 2018
9

The ‘Smart specialization’ (SS) project of the European Union is both an innovative project and an ongoing experiment on industrial and innovation policy, probably the biggest such experiment globally. This approach makes it possible to rediscover mechanisms that have been extremely successful creating wealth in...