The benefits and challenges of Australian government investment in infrastructure in outer suburban growth areas: final report
This report analyses real world examples of what is possible in the growing outer suburbs, and highlights benefits from these interventions. The analysis includes a variety of case study projects in outer suburbs, across three categories: economic development, community infrastructure and transport infrastructure.
City governance and structure: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts
Dominant modes of decision-making regarding city form and function are not easily disrupted. Assumptions about the cultures of city life, the motives of powerful actors in shaping cities and city futures are embedded in socio-political discourses and may seem largely immutable. However, cities do change...
Local government co-ordination: metropolitan governance in twenty-first century Australia
This research examines the role of local government engagement and coordination in modern Australian metropolitan governance.
Melbourne’s growth area infrastructure contribution and the funding of public transport in outer suburbs
in 2010 the Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) fund was introduced to partially offset (up to 15%) the cost of new ‘essential state-funded’ infrastructure in growth areas on Melbourne’s fringe. This paper examines the GAIC fund and within this, its use for public transport –...
The ambiguity of new regionalism
The notion of ‘new regionalism’ is used widely in the discussion of metropolitan economic and spatial development in North America, Western Europe and Australia today. This paper suggests to distinguish more clearly between the different 'new regionalisms', not only to avoid confusion within the planning...