Australian Regional Development

Can Australia really feed Asia?

Australia to dramatically increase its contribution to global food security The recent Global Food Forum featured several prominent businessmen calling for Australia to dramatically increase its contribution to global food security, in particular...

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Do you see what I see? Rural land use

Rural land use planners and policy-makers often face claims and counter claims regarding the impacts of land use change. For example, some residents claim wind turbines have crippling health impacts, while others see only a community asset and...

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Seachange and sustainable growth

Seachange is an Australian demographic phenomenon, where people are moving from capital cities to rural coastal communities.  The rate of growth in rural coastal areas is 60% higher than the national average. The growth of population and coastal...

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Regional Victorian Cities – high growth

Victoria’s 10 biggest regional cities, growing twice as fast as they were just a few years ago, have called for up to $4.4 billion to be spent on infrastructure and key services over the next 20 years to keep pace with surging growth and...

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Regional Philanthropy: Partnerships On the Rise

There’s been an increase in regional philanthropy. Philanthropic organisations are partnering with rural and regional communities to build local infrastructure and social capital, according to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)...

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Sustainable regional development in Australia

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable development Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland...

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Tree Change: place-marketing regional Australia

How, if possible, do we re-populate declining rural and regional areas? The book, Rural Revival?: Place Marketing Tree Change and Regional Migration in Australia examines this crucial and complex issue in relation to Australia, and the manner in...

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