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Recent policy discourse on the dynamics of regional development has centred on growing levels of uneven development - the patchwork economy - and the importance of local competitiveness as a driver of growth. In this paper,we examine both of these issues in the context of...
The Royalties for Regions program represented a paradigm shift in how the royalties generated from the mining and petroleum industries were to be reinvested in the future of regional communities. This report seeks to understand what impact Royalties for Regions program delivery has had in...
This report provides a detailed examination of the role of broader scale changes in the composition of employment, as measured by occupational structure, and localized place-based labor market characteristics to account for employment growth for member of the Western Australian Regional Capitals Alliance (WARCA) over...
The Royalties for Regions program commenced in Western Australia in 2008. The objective of the program is to promote and facilitate economic, business and social development in regional Western Australia through the operation of the Royalties for Regions Fund.
This paper examines the underlying structure of the Western Australian economy and its transformation over the past ten years. The industries examined are mining and petroleum, manufacturing, services, construction, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism, energy, water, waste; and non-market activities such as public administration and safety,...
The cost of housing in Western Australia has been a recurrent theme in discussions in West Australian homes, businesses and the policy environment. A long held perception is that housing affordability in the state has spiralled out of control, with rents along with house prices...
Despite significant advancements in the legal framework for Native Title and stated commitments to corporate social responsibility towards local Indigenous populations, this study suggests that Indigenous communities leveraged minimal benefits from the mining boom in terms of employment opportunity.
The Minister for Planning, the Hon John Day MLA, launched the State Planning Strategy 2050 in June 2014.
The State Planning Strategy provides the strategic context for planning and development decisions throughout the State.
Prepared by the Department of Planning...
Looks at the practice by a number of farmers in the Great Southern agricultural region of Western Australia of inoculating seed with fungi spores in order to recover degraded soils.
Healthy soil is not only a fundamental necessity for increased food...
The overall aim of this research project was to determine the feasibility of an integrated pathway model of care for Aboriginal women in Western Australia during pregnancy.