New forms of green for coastal conurbations: sustaining productive rural land on the urban periphery
The coastal areas of Eastern and South-Western Australia are at a crisis point as a result of unbridled development, predominantly residential, that current and even new planning restrictions seem unable to stop. This crisis has been the subject of much media coverage, particularly in weekend...
This report looks at the way that people have moved around the country between the last two national Census in 2011 and 2016, where they chose to move to or move from, and the communities in which they decided to stay. It sets out a...
This inquiry concerns the National Water Initiative (NWI) — a 2004 intergovernmental agreement between the Australian government and all State and Territory governments. It is the Productivity Commission’s second national water reform inquiry, with the first undertaken in 2017.
This inaugural strategy document sets the long-term strategic direction and initial priorities for infrastructure development in South Australia, which will be built upon in future iterations.
Regional migration can stimulate economic growth and revitalise communities, while offering new migrants opportunities to integrate into Australian society. These guidelines are designed to help regional and remote communitiess — in partnership with service providers, development authorities and the three tiers of government — to...
The Creative Industries are considered as one of the most promising fields of economic activity in highly developed economies, but also a promising sector to contribute to significant job creation. This report shows that the Creative Industries in Greece, Italy and Spain develop innovations as...
This report is an analysis of the industrial profiles of Mackay, Central Queensland and the Hunter Valley. It reveals that forcing workers in the coal mining sector out of their jobs, without ensuring alternative employment with similar wages and benefits, would have devastating consequences for...
This inquiry has found that the jobs of the future for regional areas will depend on the modification of existing industries and the development of new industries. While some opportunities will be localised, the emergence of other industries will have application across regional Australia.