Pride of Place

March 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76092-322-8

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Chair's Foreword


Membership of the Committee

  Committee Secretariat

Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  Definition of regional Australia
  About the inquiry
  Other inquiries and reports
  Report structure

2. Building Regional Communities

  Place-based communities
  Local government
  Community resilience
  Community philanthropy
  Committee comment

3. Building Regional Services

  Education and regional development
  Water security
  Energy security
  Environmental sustainability
  Committee comment

4. Strengthening Regional Connectivity

  Telecommunications infrastructure
  Transport infrastructure
  Tourism infrastructure
  Regional infrastructure investment
  Committee comment

5. Strengthening Regional Business

  The importance of regional business
  Challenges for regional business
  Natural disasters and COVID-19
  Promoting the competitive advantages of regional location for business
  Supporting regional tourism
  Committee comment

6. A Master Plan for Australia's Regions

  The role of master planning
  Recent regional population movements
  A plan for regional Australia
  The role of governments in planning
  Australian Government levers to influence settlement patterns
  Promoting the development of regional centres
  Hub and spoke growth
  Potential new developments in regional Australia
  Committee comment

A. Submissions

B. Exhibits

C. Public Hearings

D. Surveys Conducted

  First Survey – Regional Views
  Second Survey – Metropolitan Views

Additional Comments by Dr Helen Haines MP

  Regional renewables
  Regional health
  Regional telecommunications
  Regional deal
  Regional budget honesty and accountability

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Select Committee on Regional Australia
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4508