This research explores the relationship between primary health care sustainability and community economic development in rural and remote communities.
This paper explores the major issues arising in Sydney’s rural-urban fringe, particularly from the perspective of Sydney’s fringe from the outside looking in rather from the inside looking out.
CSIRO research into the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project has determined that shifting horticulture and processed agriculture from road to rail could reduce transport costs for the agricultural industry by an estimated $70 million per year.
Journeys of understanding: domestic twinning as an approach to improving town capacity and wellbeing
This report concludes a unique, 18-month twinning experiment highlighting the opportunities to learn and share ideas between Britain’s towns. Twin Towns UK sought to boost the development of selected towns, not through major grant investment or specific output-focused funding streams, but through supporting a process...
‘Bisnis in context’: unlocking the potential for sustainable commercial use of land in Solomon Islands
In the Solomon Islands, where around 87% of land is under customary tenure, commercial ventures need support from customary landowners, otherwise they are unlikely to succeed. This report is part of a broader regional study on sustainable economic development of customary land in the Pacific...
This report directly responds to one of the resolutions approved at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in May 2016, which acknowledges the dearth of information on pastoralism and rangelands. The resolution calls for a gap analysis of environmental and socioeconomic information and the provision...
The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal has reviewed how we share costs between rural water customers1 and the NSW Government (on behalf of other users and the broader community) when setting maximum prices for the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation’s (WAMC’s) water management services and...
Planning for rural land use and the stages of productivism in Australia’s emerging multi-functional rural regions
In Australia, rural land use planning as the concern of spatial planning strategy and local regulation has largely emerged during an era of contrasting decline in state-directed agricultural policies and futures. Despite a long history of attempts at land use regulation as a nation-building process...
This report calculates that Australia could add more than $50 billion to its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by improving educational outcomes for students in regional, rural and remote areas of the country.
This report found that rural and regional Australia is currently challenged by two key issues: the perception of regions as ‘second rate,’ and the ongoing trend of people moving to the state capitals.
This guide has been produced to ensure that when policy-makers sit down to design the rules, they take into account the unique factors that affect rural communities, such as low populations, isolation, and reliance on the primary sector for employment.
Regional Universities Network submission to the Independent review into regional, rural and remote education
Education should be seen as a major lever to drive economic development in regional Australia. Issues, policy and funding around school education and transition to work or further education should not be seen in isolation from other issues around regional economic development.
The role of New South Wales community education providers in regional and rural economic development
This report examines the capacity of New South Wales community education providers to contribute to regional and rural economic development.
Regional scale collaboration on climate change adaptation is an important consideration for governments. This report is based on a project that explored the relationship between legal and policy frameworks and cross-border collaboration on climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region (ACR).
This report aims to make a useful contribution to national debates about the directions of refugee resettlement policy, with a particular focus on recent Victorian experience and policyimplications.
Technology advancement and technology driven disruption is expected to experience exponential growth in the coming decades. Although Australian agriculture has a strong track record of technology integration, the speed of technology innovation makes the scanning and identification of high impact emerging technology a priority for...
Rural restructuring, policy change and uneven development in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia
This thesis examines economic restructuring and changing governmental regulation in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia.
This working paper touches on some of the predominant benefits, costs and tensions associated with the arrival of Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation as identified through in-depth interviews with over sixty ‘premine’ Shire of Ravensthorpe residents.