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NSW Infrastructure Contributions Review paper: an opportunity for systematic reform
Following an unprecedented bushfire season and the challenges of the COVID-19 health pandemic, the NSW Productivity Commissioner released an issues paper for public response. Our submission to the Com...
Casualisation and COVID-19: New analysis reveals tears in Melbourne's social fabric
New analysis shows that COVID-19 is not affecting Melburnians equally. Many of Melbourne's disadvantaged municipalities with substantial concentrations of casual workers have the most confirmed cases ...
Design still matters: government architects and economic stimulus
With state-managed construction stimulus and infrastructure programs worth billions, it is more important than ever for government architects to safeguard the design quality of public infrastructure a...
Revitalising retail centres impacted by COVID-19
Temporary leases and pop up stores could revitalise retail centres and high streets impacted by COVID-19. It’s not a new idea, but it’s a good one. Here's why.
Why Melbourne needs its own version of the Greater Sydney Commission
Melbourne’s global reputation for liveability does not resonate with many Melburnians. The Victorian State Government speaks for the state, not the metropolitan community. Victoria needs its own metro...
Australian communities benefit from natural hazards research
The 2019/20 summer bushfires felt more intense and threatening than ever — but natural hazards are not new to Australia. Research into the response, recovery and mitigation of natural hazards greatly ...
How can we help socially isolated people in suburban areas?
Social isolation has taken a new meaning under COVID-19. But we know that some people suffered from social isolation before the pandemic, are suffering during the pandemic and will continue to do so l...
South Australian public libraries generate significant community value
New report shows public libraries in South Australia support economic activity in the local community and generate $253 million of annual benefits.
Engaging online during COVID-19 social distancing
It is essential to keep projects moving while social restrictions are in place. But how do we engage remotely with people focused on their personal experience of COVID-19? Best practice principles......
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New report: East coast mega-region would boost national growth and improve liveability
New report shows integrating economies across the eastern seaboard could strengthen Australia’s post-pandemic recovery and add hundreds of billions to national income by mid-century – but we need new ...
Education, Employment, Environment, Housing, Retail
The right time for community wealth building reform in Australia
The time for community wealth building to be adopted and applied in Australia has come – particularly given the need to rebuild after the 2019-20 bushfires and COVID-19 related economic impacts. This ...