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Draft report

Draft state planning policy 5.4 - road and rail noise

The Western Australian Transport and Planning Minister has released the revised State Planning Policy 5.4: Road and Rail Noise (SPP5.4) and associated guidelines for public comment.
Video

Visions & Pathways 2040

This video shows people that it’s possible to cut Australian cities’ greenhouse gas emission by 80% by 2040, and helps people imagine what a low carbon future city might be like to live in.
Report

Implementing sustainability in the built environment

This project analysed the role of building and planning policy and regulations in delivering sustainable buildings and cities. It reviews policy and best practice, analyses VCAT data and cases, and draws on focus group results.
Journal article

Assessing the accessibility of activity centres and their prioritisation: a case study for Perth Metropolitan Area

The primary objective of this study was to ascertain, through analysis of accessibility and development potential, which activity centres should be prioritised to support decentralisation of jobs, encourage better integration of transport and land use and ultimately aid the evaluation of a more compact, consolidation...
Report

Planning and implementing living infrastructure in the Australian Capital Territory

This report argues Canberra has an opportunity to become a centre of innovation in living infrastructure (LI) through integrated planning for urban climate adaptation.
Draft report

Draft lifting of urban deferment guidelines

The WAPC has endorsed a draft update to the Guidelines for the Lifting of Urban Deferment - that specify requirements for a transfer of land from the urban deferred to urban zone in a region planning scheme. The draft guidelines are open for public comment...
Article

Here's what social media can tell us about the performance of Australian cities

Since 2016, the Regional Australia Institute and LinkedIn have mapped data on local skills and job mobility of workers in eight regional Australian cities, providing local leaders with critical near-time data on the skills, connections and mobility of their workers.
Discussion paper

Urban water futures: trends and potential disruptions

The drought is over, and this is now an ideal time to reflect, to take stock of where the industry is at, to scan the trends, disruptions and innovation opportunities that lie ahead, to imagine what the water industry could look like in the next...
Commentary

Taking the pulse of a city: Melbourne’s vital signs

Vital Signs is a report series that gathers good-quality data about a city from reputable sources to provide a snapshot of its community, explains Catherine Brown.
Report

Melbourne vital signs 2014

This report outlines key indicators assessing the quality of life, health and well-being of residents in metropolitan Melbourne.