This survey report forms part of the Public Interest Journalism Initiative's ongoing work to understand how the community values public interest journalism, including surveys conducted at six-month intervals commencing from October 2019.
Engaging citizens and communities in urban planning: learning from recent Australian and international experiments
The aim of this paper is to reflect on lessons emerging from the recent Australian and international renewal of interest in engaging citizens and communities in urban planning and development processes.
The conflation of community with place in planning is so ubiquitous, and so clearly well intentioned that it almost seems churlish to point out that if there is one thing that a community is not these days, it is a place.
Community engagement and benefit sharing in renewable energy development: a guide for applicants to the Victorian renewable energy target auction
The purpose of this guide is to set out the Victorian government’s expectations for the renewable energy industry, and to help assist developers to best engage and share benefits with the communities that will host these renewable energy projects.
This report forms part of PIJI’s ongoing work to understand how the community values public interest journalism, including surveys conducted at six-month intervals commencing from October 2019.
This is a report of results of a survey commissioned by the Public Interest Journalism Initiative from Essential Media.
Battery storage offers numerous benefits to vulnerable communities by supporting energy management and building resilience. Council and the community acknowledge energy storage as a logical next step to increase community capacity for energy management given a constrained local grid network, strong solar resource and demonstrated...
Campaspe Community Clubs Combat Climate Change project was about helping community groups understand their energy and water use at recreation reserves and what they can do about it to reduce the impacts of climate change and minimise greenhouse, energy and water costs.
During 2017, Hepburn Shire Council held four Carbon Free Community Conversations and a follow up Carbon Free Action Workshop. The intention was to gauge the commitment of localities and towns across Hepburn Shire to becoming carbon neutral. At these sessions members of the community had...
This research from the Australia Council shows growing numbers of Australians agree arts and creativity build social cohesion and support health, education and the future economy – critical areas as our nation recovers from the impact of COVID-19.