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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 extent of Western Australia’s current links with China, the historic nature of China’s transformation and the likelihood of severe disturbances along the road – provide both major opportunities and big risks for Western Australia.
This report seeks a more nuanced understanding of WA’s current innovation system and its constituent networks and clusters. It argues that this is needed before effective policies are developed.
The purpose of this note is to highlight the crucial, but under-recognised, role of generic competencies and to emphasise their potential to enhance innovation and the State’s competitive advantages.
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 socio-economic processes and place-based competitiveness in accounting for local employment growth for member of the Western Australian Regional Capitals Alliance (WARCA) over the period 2001- 2011.
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...
Policy-makers have long understood the relationship between housing and the economy through the multiplier effects of housing investment on national income and employment. There has, in contrast, been little regard to the longer term productivity and growth impacts of housing. Housing advocates and policy-makers usually...
The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)’s State of the Regions series (the ‘series’) provided a platform for robust discussion on economic diversification and growth opportunities within Western Australia’s regional economies.
Delivered over a two-year period, concluding in March 2016, the series involved...
In the planning of a new passenger railway in Perth over many years, state agencies have actively pursued opportunities for transit-oriented development along its route. There is a strong policy framework demonstrating clear intent on the type of development required. Designing a transport system to...