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The Centre has been a prolific producer of reports and studies into various issues, for which a greater understanding is vital to continued successful regional development.

These issues cover four primary areas, although we have covered a considerable diversity of subject matter within these

2016 Census Research

2016 Census Research

Researchers at the UWA Centre for Regional Development have undertaken demographic profiles for each non-metropolitan Western Australian local government area, based on this week’s release.  

Environmental planning and management

Environmental planning and management

Our environmental projects have had a particular emphasis on coastal and marine management, but we have also investigated solar power generation in the Wheatbelt.


Regional and urban planning

Regional and urban planning

Although we concentrate mainly on regional issues, we have produced reports on urban planning in specific areas too.

Regional economic and social analysis

Regional economic and social analysis

From WA's Great Southern to its North West, and beyond to the Philippines, our analyses have canvassed topics as diverse as the arts, ageing communities, and youth education.


Regional and urban policy

Regional and urban policy

Our research provides evidence-based findings which regularly inform public policy.  Staff work with communities and government representatives in reginoal, remote and rural areas through the teaching and applied research programs.

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