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Transitioning Regional Economies

Commissioned study

A 12-month study into the geographic impacts of the transition of the Australian economy following the resources investment boom.

  • Initial report 21 Apr 2017
  • Final report 15 Dec 2017

The Commission was directed to submit an initial report to the Australian Government in April 2017. The report was publicly released on 21 April 2017.

Submissions were due by 31 July 2017.

Read the initial report

The final study report was provided to the Australian Government on 7 December 2017 and publicly released on 15 December 2017.

Read the study report

The purpose of this study was to examine the regional geography of Australia's economic transition since the mining investment boom, and to identify those regions and localities that face significant challenges in successfully transitioning to a more sustainable economic base as the investment phase is completed. The study also considered the factors that influence their capacity to adapt to changes in economic circumstances.