Report

Stronger ag sector, stronger regions

This paper considers how the agriculture sector can leverage stimulatory regional investment to ensure enduring economic stability and social benefits by establishing a virtuous cycle of beneficial impacts.
Discussion paper

From the ground up: a blueprint for economic diversification in regional Australia

This paper argues that the Australian government has a responsibility to ensure the cost of decarbonisation does not fall disproportionately on the shoulders of regional Australians, because when regional Australia does well, all Australians do well.
Strategy

2021 Australian infrastructure plan

The reforms outlined in this strategy document reflect an industry consensus that was developed in close collaboration with government, industry and communities. Infrastructure Australia completed a comprehensive engagement program that targeted more than 6,500 community members and industry stakeholders across Australia’s cities and regions.
Report

Population growth, regional connectivity, and city planning — international lessons for Australian practice

This research investigates the potential for Australia’s regional areas to attract and sustain population and economic growth, examining whether particular international strategies and Australian models for supporting development have been effective.
Strategy

Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021-2051

This strategy document builds on the work of the first cross-sectoral infrastructure strategy delivered in 2016, and presents a vision for a thriving, inclusive and sustainable Victoria over the next 30 years.
Report

Regional Movers Index

Population growth hotspots can now be identified faster than ever in Australia, with the release of this index, developed by the Regional Australia Institute, in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Case study

Collaborative nation building: Port of Townsville case study

This report looks at what’s happening in the Townsville region, using the Port of Townsville as an example of what’s possible when planning and embarking upon major infrastructure developments. It also examines what others at the regional, state and national levels of government can pursue...
Report collection

Australian cultural and creative activity: a population and hotspot analysis

The creative industries, while not well recognised as such, are strong contributors to local economies. This collection of reports focuses upon a number of specific regions around Australia.
Report

Pathways to regional housing recovery from COVID-19

This research examines the consequences of COVID-19 for households in regional Australia, and considers that post-pandemic recovery models designed for large cities such as Sydney or Melbourne may not work in regional areas or less-urbanised states like South Australia or Tasmania.
Data portal

Visualising NSW electorates: building approvals

Using building approvals data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the NSW Parliamentary Research Service has produced estimates of building approvals across all 93 NSW electorates. These estimates were derived using population-weighted correspondences. The map shows percentage change in the number or value of building...