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Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: CSIRO
  • Publisher: CSIRO
  • Country: Australia

The Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and the National Water Commission have engaged CSIRO and Geoscience Australia to undertake the Assessment. The Assessment involves a basin-scale investigation of water resources to fill knowledge gaps about the status of water resources in the ....

Green Triangle Plantation Timber 2011 and Beyond

  • Year: 2011
  • Publisher: RDA Barwon South West & RDA Limestone Coast
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria, South Australia

The RDA Committee, in partnership with the RDA Limestone Coast in South Australia, and other regional stakeholders, has completed the Green Triangle Plantation Timber 2011 and Beyond project. The report provides clear evidence and advice on the current forestry activity in the Green Triangle region, collect data on development trends, (including ....

Green-changing: A research-based collaboration with a tree-changed rural community

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Darbas, Toni; Williams, Rachel; Graham, Sonia
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A research-based collaboration with a rural community engaged with the risks and opportunities involved in renewable energy production. Natimuk Township, within the Victorian wheat and sheep belt, is atypical in its renewal by tree-change migrants attracted by the nearby rock climbing destination of Mt Arapiles. The collaboration a ....

Growing Your Regions Economy with Small Business and Entrepreneurs

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation
  • Publisher: National Association of Development Organizations
  • Country: United States

Encompassing half of all private sector employment, small businesses are a vital part of the United States economy. Encouraging their continued growth and increasing their ability to survive is especially crucial during an economic downturn. Many regional development organizations (RDOs) manage publicly funded programs that provide small business ....

Guess Who's Going to the Gallery

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Micahel Huxley and Matthew Steele
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: NSW

Published by Museums & Galleries NSW’s Strategic Audience Development Study, Guess Who’s Going to the Gallery?, was launched January 2011. With core project funding from the Australia council the State report brings together over 7,000 responses from 41 galleries across NSW collected between 2007 & 2010 and is a comprehensive benchmar ....

Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Philip Cooke; Bjorn Terje Asheim; Ron Boschma
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781848444171

Today, economic growth is widely understood to be conditioned by productivity increases which are, in turn, profoundly affected by innovation. This volume explores these key relationships between innovation and growth, bringing together experts from both fields to compile a unique Handbook. The Handbook considers innovation from fresh perspective ....

Hawkesbury harvest - a multifunctional agriculture model for regional rural development

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Mason, David
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Across Australia there is growing policy emphasis on developing the resilience capacity of farmers, farming families and rural communities to deal with increasing climate and economic variability and uncertainty. Innovative ideas and concepts arise out of concern for the future of things people think is important to their quality o ....

Health and Safety on Australian Farms

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Tony Lower , Lyn Fragar, John Temperley
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742541891
  • Country: Australia

This report provides for the first time in Australia, national baseline data to determine the proportion of farming enterprises, by specific industry and by state, that have in place systems and processes that meet current regulatory and industry standards for protection of the health and safety of persons who live, work and/or visit farm workpla ....


  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Journal Name: Australian social trends
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Published Location: Belconnen, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This article compares the health of people living outside Major Cities with that of those living in Major Cities. 'Outside Major Cities' is a geographical combination that encompasses regional and remote areas, and health may vary across these. A number of health programs administered by the Department of Health and Ageing, such as the Rural Prim ....

How to foster investments in long-term assets such as infrastructure

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Déau, Thierry
  • Journal Name: OECD Journal: Financial Market Trends
  • Journal Number: Vol. 2011 - Issue 1
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 1995-2872

Mobilising private sector funding is essential in bridging the infrastructure funding gap. This can be done by appropriate regulation, targeted public financial support, and active involvement by institutional investors. Creating an appropriate policy framework and lifting regulatory constraints on long-term investments will foster financial stab ....

Hume Region Passenger & Freight Rail Review Final Report

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: GHD
  • Publisher: RDA Hume
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

In 2011, The Hume RDA Committee commissioned Stage 1 of the Hume Region Passenger and Freight Rail Review project. The project undertook a review of both passenger and freight rail services within the region and was delivered by GHD. The review identified the need for significant improvements due to a scarcity of passenger rail services within t ....

Identifying and communicating current issues for regional Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Charters, Kate; Vitartas, Peter; Waterman, Peter
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic & Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

The development of policy affecting regional Australia is dependent on a range of information that is collected at many levels. For regional communities to prosper it is important that issues of importance and relevance to regions be collected and considered in the decision making processes of planners and policy makers. This paper ....

Implementing the Australian Business Excellence Framework: Eight Local Government Case Studies

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Pattison, Zoe
  • Editors: Artist, Sarah
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

A series of 8 detailed case studies regarding the implementation of the Australian Business Excellence Framework (BEF) within local government. The ultimate aim of this project is to provide local government with a model which promotes excellence within the sector. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Indicators of community strength in Victoria: framework and evidence

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Jeanette Pope
  • Publisher: Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • ISBN: 978-1-921940-24-8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report provides the underpinning framework and evidence for DPCD’s community development work and its Indicators of Community Strength that track elements of this work (DPCD 2010). The indicators measure aspects of Victorian’s ability to get help when needed, community participation, satisfaction with amenity in their local areas and sel ....

Indigenous Jurisdiction in Ontario: Land and Resource Development in Ardoch Algonquin First Nation Territory

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: McCarney, P.C.M.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Trent University (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494682357
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Ontario

This thesis investigates resource development involving Aboriginal communities, with a focus on Ontario, and the factors that generate conflict. It explores the frameworks governing mining and the environmental effects of these activities, with a specific focus on the relationships between these activities and Indigenous jurisdiction; t ....

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