Rural development

Report

5 Feb 2019

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...

Report

23 Oct 2018

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.

Report

28 Jun 2018

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.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

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,...

Guide

13 Jun 2018

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.

Journal article

1 May 2018

The city of Melbourne is located in a highly productive agricultural region with the capacity to meet approximately 41% of the city population’s food needs. Melbourne’s “foodbowl” is an important building block in a resilient and sustainable food system for this rapidly growing city. This...

Report

2 Mar 2018

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).

Canberra Urban...

Report

6 Feb 2018

This report examines the capacity of New South Wales community education providers to contribute to regional and rural economic development.

Submission

29 Aug 2017

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.

Report

18 Aug 2017

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...

Strategy

14 Jun 2017

This Plan 2036 sets out a plan for diversified economic opportunities in the region, including in agribusiness, tourism, renewable energy and freight.

Policy

18 May 2017

This report describes the Australian Government's approach to regional policy and investments in regional development.

Report

7 Feb 2017

Australian governments should increase investment in community education to address higher levels of disadvantage and unemployment in rural and regional Australia, according to this report.

The report finds that not-for-profit community-based vocational education and training (VET) providers play a disproportionately large role in rural...

Strategy

15 Dec 2016

This Draft Regional Plan aims to guide the NSW Government’s land use planning priorities and decisions in the Far West over the next 20 years. It is not intended to be a step-by-step approach to all land use planning. Rather, it provides an overarching framework...

Audio

8 Dec 2016

There's been a long and chequered history of decentralisation in Australia—indeed it goes back at least as far as 50 years, with Gough Whitlam campaigning on the issue back in 1966.

The push to move our workforces out of the cities and to the...

Strategy

24 Oct 2016

This R&D Plan 2016 – 2021 sets out the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation's vision, purpose, goals and investment approach for the next five years.

Commentary

Article

5 Aug 2016

Rural and regional NSW provides the state with much of its food, water and tourism opportunities, as well as crucial hidden services such as regulating the climate. Properly funding projects that preserve regional environments benefits all citizens, but can also help develop regional economies....

Journal article

7 Jul 2016

This article explores perceptions of social capital and sustainability of farming and its contribution to regional development.

Transcript

8 Apr 2016

Since 1922, Coalition governments have recognised that regional Australia is fundamentally important to the Nation’s economic growth, social progress, and national identity. A group of MPs and Senators from the regions formed the Country Party and worked in Coalition ever since.

We continue to...

Journal article

18 Jan 2016

Though Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world, there is strong evidence that shows agrarian attitudes and sentiments continue to have a powerful hold on the community. This paper attempts to gauge community attitudes towards agricultural policies and explore how agrarianism...

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