Regionalisation ambition 2032: a framework to rebalance the nation
This framework is designed to help direct the actions of government, industry and the community towards achieving a greater proportion of Australians living prosperously in the regions by 2032 and beyond. The framework has been developed from a decade of research and with extensive input...
City of Greater Bendigo data co-op: a place-based data collaboration focused on community resilience
This project report outlines the feasibility and potential benefits of organisations collaborating with data around the topic of community resilience for the City of Greater Bendigo.
Policies for resilient local economies
The COVID-19 pandemic has critically tested OECD economies, with major differences in economic repercussions at the subnational level. This paper reviews the empirical evidence for effective policies from across the OECD to strengthen local economic resilience through support for people, firms and places.
A view from middle Australia: perceptions of arts, culture and creativity
Drawing on conversations with eight focus groups in February 2020, with middle-aged, middle income swing voters from suburban and regional Australia, this research finds that middle Australians have clear views about the value and opportunities that arts and culture create for them, for their families...
Economic resilience of regions: a longitudinal study of the Australian economy from 1986 to 2011
Resilience is about addressing vulnerability, not only by surviving a shock to the system, but also thriving in an economic environment of change and uncertainty. A robust conceptual framework is required to navigate through underlining elements of vulnerability. An evolutionary model of regional adaptive cycles...
Beyond bushfires: final report 2010-2016
This study was conducted to examine the impacts of the Black Saturday and related bushfires of February 2009 on community members’ physical and mental health and wellbeing. The research also aimed to build understanding of the interplay between individual, social and community-level recovery.
The Gippsland regional resilience monitor: socio-economic and liveability dimensions - executive summary
This executive summary integrates findings from two reports: - Developing a Regional Resilience Monitor - The Development of the Gippsland Economic Modelling Tool As an initiative of the Latrobe Valley Industry and Employment Roadmap, the reports’ findings focus on three Gippsland local government areas: Baw...
The development of the Gippsland economic modelling tool
This study develops a measurement tool to assess the economic health, human capital, social well-being and liveability of regional locations. The study is guided by developments in the professional literature related to measuring these four dimensions. Information was compiled from existing databases for 72 indicators...
Toward resilient regional city centres
This Think Tank explored the potential to build economic, social and environmental resilience across regional cities and their hinterlands, specifically investigating strong city centres’ capacity to adapt to climate change impacts and their consequences.
Regional Partnerships and Sustainable Regions programs
This inquiry into the administration of the Regional Partnerships Program and Sustainable Regions Program was established following allegations raised in parliament and the media about the misuse of the programs in the lead up to the 2004 federal election.