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Rural and regional young people and transport: improving access to transport for young people in rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Currie, Graham; Gammie, Fergus; Waingold, Charles; Paterson, Darryn; Vandersar, Davinia
  • Publisher: Department of Family and Community Services
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This project aims to investigate transport and travel for rural and regional young people, to examine successes and challenges in improving the provision of transport services to young people, and to focus on viable solutions to their transport needs. This paper discusses transport issues for rural and regional young people; impact ....

Rural Communities and Rural Social Issues: Priorities for Research

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Black, A; Duff, J; Saggers, S; Baines, P; Jennings, A; Bowen, P
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642581606
  • Country: Australia

This report deals with priorities for research into rural communities and rural social issues. The report is based on an extensive literature review, together with information derived from a survey of policy-making agencies and researchers, as well as discussion at a national workshop held in Canberra on 19 May 1999. Issues reviewe ....

Simplified assessment of the regional economic impacts of interruption to transport corridors with application to the 2011 Queensland floods

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Rolfe, John; Kinnear, Susan and Gowen, Rebecca.
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 No. 2
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

The focus of this study was on the economic costs of closures to transport corridors from flood waters at Rockhampton in January 2011. Two approaches have been used to provide for a simplified assessment of the economic impacts of the road closures. The first was to model the proportional downturn in the regional economy, using data from surveys ....

Strategic Analysis Paper: Improving Port Capacity in the Pilbara and Kimberley Regions

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Pamela Zimmermann
  • Publisher: Future Directions International
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Pilbara and Kimberley, WA

Much of Western Australia’s and the nation’s economy remain dependent on the export of minerals and energy products from the Pilbara and the Kimberley. Their ports play a vital role as international gateways. Forecasts for the continued growth of resource exports call for the assessment and strategic development of port infrastructure, requir ....

Supporting Consumers Travelling for Health Care in South West Victoria: a Case for Community Transport

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Morton, Rebecca
  • Journal Name: Health Issues
  • Journal Number: 102
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Lack of public transport and or lack of knowledge of financial and physical support programs are barriers for people from rural Victoria needing to access medical services. Waiting times, when changing modes of transport on the journey, or fear of how to get from transport centres to the hospital can influence a decision to attend ....

Take me home, country roads

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Roth, Stephanie
  • Journal Name: Public Roads
  • Journal Number: Vol.66, No.2
  • Publisher: Superintendent of Documents
  • Published Location: Washington, United States
  • Country: United States

Roth discusses the Rural Capacity Building Initiative, a new Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration program. The initiative is addressing the pressing transportation needs of America's rural areas. Report Location ....

The marriage of safety and land-use planning: A fresh look at local roadways

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Berkovitz, Aida
  • Journal Name: Public Roads
  • Journal Number: Vol.65, No.2
  • Publisher: Superintendent of Documents
  • Published Location: Washington, United States
  • Country: United States

A national focus on the safety of local roadways is needed. Mixed land use and smart-growth policies can ultimately result in safer local roadways through the use of appropriate designs and slower speeds. Report Location ....

The port of Port Kembla: its current significance and its potential to contribute to the development of the New South Wales economy.

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Brain, Peter; Strain, Mathew
  • Journal Name: National Economic Review
  • Journal Number: 48
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The port of Port Kembla not only makes a significant contribution to the economy of the Illawarra region, but has the potential to substantially build on its current contribution. Ports are important generators of economic activity. The most direct and obvious contribution to economic activity COmes from the operations of the port itself. ....

The prevalence and characteristics of commuting between small towns and regional centres in regional Victoria

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Liam Wilkinson, Andrew Butt
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23 No.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

This article explores the characteristics of commuting between small towns and regional centres located beyond the sphere of metropolitan influence in an Australian context. In regional Australia there are a number of economic, social and demographic trends affecting small towns and regional areas. In respect to commuting, the majority of analysi ....

The Socio-Economic Impact of Long Distance Commuting (LDC) on Source Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Aileen Hoath and Fiona Haslam McKenzie
  • Publisher: Co-operative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation and Curtin Graduate School of Business
  • Published Location: Perth Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This research project examines the socio-economic implications of long distant commute (LDC) workforce arrangements in the resources sector for two ‘source’ or ‘resident’ localities, (rather than on the host communities where mines operate), and communities in regional Australia. They are distant from mining operations, but now home to si ....

Three essays on spatial spillovers of highway investment and regional growth

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Islam, Samia
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: West Virginia University
  • Published Location: United States -- West Virginia
  • ISBN: 9780496171743
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Appalachia

The impact of transportation infrastructure on regional employment can be reflected through changes in the accessibility of the region affected. A certain region may benefit from the positive externalities associated with a public works project even though the facilities are located in another region. The extent of these spillovers can ....

Transport Infrastructure for Australia’s Agricultural Needs

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Catherine Tulloh, David Pearce
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742542768
  • Country: Australia

Transport is a fundamental 'finishing component' of agricultural production. Inefficient or insufficient transport infrastructure reduces the ability of producers to meet consumer demands and to achieve a fair return for their product. Efficient transport infrastructure planning that both recognises the unique nature of agricultural production an ....

Transportation geography: local challenges, global contexts

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Keeling, David J
  • Journal Name: Progress in Human Geography
  • Journal Number: Vol.33, No.4
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom

A key characteristic of human movement over the past century has been the shift from rural spaces to urban places. As the twenty-first century unfolds, more people now live in urban environments than in rural settings, with dozens of cities housing 10 million inhabitants or more scattered across the globe. Combined with the impacts of e ....

Urban-Rural Interface, Polycentric Development And Transportation Systems. Case Study: Bucharest Metropolitan Area

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Talânga, Cristian; Zamfir, Daniela; Stoica, Ilinca Valentina
  • Journal Name: Human Geographies
  • Journal Number: Vol.4, No.2
  • Publisher: Bucharest University
  • Published Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Country: Romania
  • State/Region: Bucharest

The article is aiming to analyse the concept of urban-rural interface. This concept is distinctively interpreted by various sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, informatics and geography. The study is meaning to come up with an approach where polycentric development and the regional transport system play a part in adjusting and ....

Warrego Highway Upgrade Strategy

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads

The Warrego Highway between Brisbane and Charleville is the state's vital east-west freight artery, transporting people and freight from Toowoomba to Brisbane and southern Queensland, central and western New South Wales and Victoria (via the Gore Highway) and the Northern Territory (via the Landsborough and Barkly Highways). The state governme ....

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