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Advancing North Queensland: Investing in the future of the north

  • Year: 2016
  • Publisher: Queensland Government
  • State/Region: North Queensland

Advancing North Queensland outlines the five priority areas that have been identified to accelerate the government's efforts to develop and diversify North Queensland's economy. These are road infrastructure, water security, research and innovation, tourism, trade and investment, and North Queensland stadium. Report LocationClick here to view ....

Broadband policy and rural and cultural divides in Australia

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Scott Ewing, Ellie Rennie and Julian Thomas
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Country: Australia

The example of Australian broadband policy touches on a central concern of digital divide debates, namely the relationship between socio-economic factors and internet adoption, which scholars and experts have long argued determine the digital divide, leading them to conclude that infrastructure provision will not, on its own, solve the problems c ....

Conversation report: regional network development plan

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Government of Victoria
  • Country: Australia

The Regional Network Development Plan will be the first ever long-term and state-wide strategy for public transport in regional Victoria. What we've learnt through this process is that many regions are facing similar challenges when it comes to public transport services and investment. A state-wide strategy that sets out the guiding principles a ....

Darwin Regional Transport plan 2016

  • Year: 2016
  • Publisher: Northern Territory Government
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Darwin Regional Transport plan summarises key transport issues for the Darwin region and provides high level strategic direction for regional transport priorities. The plan is a key component of the Northern Territory Government's Integrated Transport Planning and Investment Roadmap and is an essential element of the ongoing development of a ....

Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: IQ-RAP Working Group and Harrison Infrastructure Group
  • Journal Name: Inland Queensland Roads Action Plan (IQ-RAP)
  • Publisher: IQ-RAP Working Group c/ Secretariat at RDA Townsville and North West Queensland Committee
  • Published Location: Queensland
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: QLD

1. IQ-RAP is a bipartisan project funded by 33 local governments, 8 Regional Roads and Transport Groups, 4 RDA Committees, the NQ RDA Alliance and RACQ to drive regional economic development across regional Queensland. A Working Group to steer the project is made up of the 8 RRTG Chairs, 1 RACQ representative, 1 representative of the two local go ....

Measuring Australia’s Digital Divide: The Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2016

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Thomas, J, Barraket, J, Ewing, S, MacDonald, T, Mundell and M Tucker

In setting out the first findings of the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII), this report provides our most comprehensive picture yet of Australians' online participation. The ADII has been created to measure the level of digital inclusion across the Australian population, and to monitor this level over time. Based on data from Roy Morgan R ....

NT Aviation Industry and Services Strategy 2020

  • Year: 2016
  • Publisher: Northern Territory Government
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The NT Aviation Industry and Services Strategy 2020 is pivotal to the Northern Territory's emerging role as the aviation gateway for northern Australia. This strategy is a key component of the Northern Territory Government's Integrated Transport Planning and Investment Roadmap and provides the foundation to support the sustainability and growth ....

Our Region Our Future: Securing an economic future for Gippsland and Latrobe Valley

  • Year: 2016
  • Publisher: Committee for Gippsland
  • State/Region: Gippsland and Latrobe Valley

In December 2015, the Committee for Gippsland initiated a project to inform and drive a recommended approach to industry transitioning in the Latrobe Valley. The project established a number of methods of data gathering to inform this report's findings and recommendations. These included a business survey that went out to 2,000 small to medium bu ....

Pathways to the future: building local strategies for regional resilience and sustainable development in central western Queensland

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Institute for Resilient Regions
  • State/Region: Central Western Queensland

In Central Western Queensland the current drought emergency has stimulated a range of responses including the Community Drought Leadership Groups with their toolkits enabling communities to develop drought response plans and make the most of existing resources. Building on these initiatives and recognising the importance of assisting regional co ....

Reforming Remote and Regional Road Funding in Australia

  • Year: 2016
  • Publisher: Austroads Publications Online

This report examines the current funding and financing arrangements for regional and remote roads in Australia and considers the implications of road funding reforms. The project was undertaken in three stages:Stage 1 developed a snap shot of current and historic road related revenue, expenditure and funding in Australia.Stage 2 assessed the lim ....

Regional Australians Online

  • Year: 2016
  • Publisher: Australian Communications and Media Authority

This research snapshot provides an update to the Regional Australia in the digital economy snapshot, released by the ACMA in August 2014. In this snapshot, areas of Australia are categorised into one of four types of regions, based on the population of the area. Definitions of region types used in the snapshot are outlined in the research methodo ....

Regional labour force trends and NSW electorates

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Publisher: Parliament of NSW
  • State/Region: New South Wales

An interactive map overlays ABS labour force regional data with NSW electoral boundaries to provide visual insight into what may be happening in electorates. Typically, the regions for which ABS labour force statistics are published do not correlate to electoral boundaries. Interactive charts present five-year trends of different labour force in ....

Roads and Bridges Strategy and Network Investment Plan

  • Year: 2016
  • Publisher: Northern Territory Government
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Roads and Bridges Strategy outlines major strategic projects planned for the short, medium and long term and provides the foundation for a reliable and efficient road and bridge network. This increased efficiency and reliability is fundamental to the Territory's ability to grow, for its people to connect and prosper, and for major industries ....

RS Fiber: Fertile Fields for New Rural Internet Cooperative

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Scott Carlson and Christopher Mitchell
  • Country: United States of America
  • State/Region: Renville and Sibley Counties

In south central Minnesota, 17 townships and 10 cities are forging a historic path to bring high speed Internet access to their communities by forming a new telecommunications cooperative. Report LocationClick here to view the full report ....

Rural Communications Infrastructure: Options to improve rural connectivity and harness opportunities that this creates

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Jock Graham
  • Publisher: Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars

High-speed rural connectivity all around the world is a common problem. In Australia, for instance, it is not uncommon for rural areas to be only serviced by 3G or satellite services that operate consistently below 1 mbps in download speed. Other remote and rural areas around theworld largely remain unconnected to the Internet as they face challe ....

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