Land use

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Conference paper

Governance and engagement to optimise outcomes for public transport mega-projects

Transport and land use planning for major infrastructure projects is often not well aligned, resulting in poor urban outcomes or lost opportunities associated with major investment in transit amenity. The aim of this paper is to identify the drivers of success for large-scale, complex transport...
Conference paper

New bushfire threats to peri-urban areas from climate change: challenges for land use planning

Illustrating the trend to increasing vulnerability, this paper examines two case studies, South Eastern Australia and California USA, examines the potential effectiveness of land use planning as a means of reducing bushfire risk and argues the need for anticipatory planning to prevent an expansion of...
Report

Regenerate Australia: the concept

This is an update of a paper, first published in October 2013, which sought to outline and encourage discussion of these issues and how they might be addressed. It is based on detailed analyses of the science, practical grass roots experience, consideration of what has...
Discussion paper

Independent review of the EPBC Act - discussion paper

The EPBC Act requires that an independent review be undertaken at least once every ten years. The review must examine the operation of the Act and the extent to which its objects have been achieved. The last review was completed in 2009. This discussion paper...
Briefing paper

Deep decarbonization pathways

Getting to net-zero emissions by 2050 requires a combination of technology and policy, and the pathway can take many forms. This brief provides several building blocks that governments are using, or are considering, to construct these pathways, but the scale of current policies is insufficient...
Policy

Northern Territory Offsets Policy: draft for consultation

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that economic development continues, while environmental values are protected in the long term. Together with associated guidelines, this policy creates an overarching framework for offset assessment and decision-making in the NT, and provides certainty and transparency for...
Working paper

Renewable energy projects on the Indigenous estate: identifying risks and opportunities of utility-scale and dispersed models

This paper builds upon previous work in considering the opportunities and risks of renewable energy developments for Indigenous communities in these regions.
Discussion paper

Transforming the resource management system: opportunities for change

The Resource Management Review Panel has been established to undertake a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act and other significant legislation comprising the resource management system. This issues and options paper identifies the main issues to be addressed in the reform process and offers...
Discussion paper

Growing Victoria’s potential: the opportunities and challenges of Victoria’s population growth

Victoria is growing faster than at any other time in the state’s history and Melbourne is forecast to soon become Australia’s most populous city. Victoria has a remarkable opportunity to harness its growing population and thrive in an increasingly competitive global economy. Realising this transformational...