Regional planning

Report

The big movers: understanding population mobility in regional Australia

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...
Discussion paper

National water reform: issues paper

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.
Strategy

20-year state infrastructure strategy

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.
Report

Freight outcomes from regional rail upgrades

This audit examines whether regional rail upgrades are improving rural freight outcomes in a timely and cost-efficient way.
Briefing paper

Regional NSW: a demographic and economic snapshot

This briefing paper presents a snapshot of regional NSW's demographic, economic and labour force characteristics.
Guide

Planning for welcoming and inclusive communities: guidelines for regional growth

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...
Report

State of the art and mapping competencies report

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...
Report

At the coalface: work, community and climate change

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...
Report

Select Committee into Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas: report

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.
Data portal

Regional Australia Database for Ageing Research (RADAR)

RADAR - The Regional Australia Database for Ageing Research – has been developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) using the most recent national data from the ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing. It is a user-friendly interactive tool...