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Hi reader, we've reviewed the population growth figures from the 2016 AS and there are some interesting results.. read on!    

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ABS 2016 - Peri Urban Region Growing Strongly

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures were released last week. The figures show the Peri Urban region has grown strongly since the 2011 ABS. The region is now home to an additional 20, 000 people and has grown at an average annual rate of 1.96%. The Regional Cities' growth remains lack luster, growing at just 1.22% with Latrobe and …

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Regional Living Websites go live

The long awaited Regional Living websites have gone live. Promoting the best of regional living, the websites replace the Regional Living Expo.  Take a look and share these with your communities: http://regionalliving.vic.gov.au/explore-regional-victoria/barwon/surf-coast http://regionalliving.vic.gov.au/explore-regional-victoria/central-highlands/golden-plains http://regionalliving.vic.gov.au/explore-regional-victoria/central-highlands/moorabool http://regionalliving.vic.gov.au/explore-regional-victoria/loddon-campaspe/macedon-ranges http://regionalliving.vic.gov.au/explore-regional-victoria/goulburn/murrindindi http://regionalliving.vic.gov.au/explore-regional-victoria/gippsland/baw-baw http://regionalliving.vic.gov.au/explore-regional-victoria/gippsland/bass-coast

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Consultation on Peri Urban Agriculture Discussion Paper closing soon

The Peri Urban Agriculture Discussion Paper has been developed over the last two years, to encourage a dialogue with stakeholders and the community about the role and value of agriculture in the region. The Discussion Paper frames the key challenges the PUGRC has identified for agriculture in the region and poses questions to illicit further information from stakeholders and the …

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Peri Urban Agriculture highlighted at MAV Conference

We were pleased to present to the MAV Rural and Regional Planning Conference on Thursday 29 June 2017. Jodi Kennedy (Bass Coast), Tim Waller (Golden Plain  and the Executive Officer, Paula Lawrence presented the challenges of rural land use planning in the peri urban context. Sadly Kylie Lethbridge was an apology. Sincere thanks for Jodi and Tim for their time …

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Update from Foodprint team

A quick media update from the Foodprint team. Nine News aired a story recently - https://twitter.com/9NewsMelb/status/877449773086679040 The Herald Sun also ran an article as part of the Future Melbourne feature series http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/future-melbourne/future-melbourne-how-citys-sprawl-will-affect-food-prices/news-story/e537362c68b5da8a086f230027b5c827

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Population Taskforce Interim Report

  The Oppositions Population Taskforce has released its interim report which principally recommends decentralisation to balance Melbourne's growth. The report notes that " it has been estimated that to provide infrastructure to support a 50,000 person population increase in regional Victoria, it would cost $1 billion, compared with $3.1 billion to provide for the same increase in metropolitan Melbourne. Key points from the report: For decentralisation …

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SMART PLANNING SURVEY

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is seeking targeted feedback from users of the Victorian planning system to inform the early stages of the Smart Planning program’s rules and policy reform. Below is a link to a 10-minute survey that will inform priorities for reform. We ask that you distribute this email to all relevant staff/members to ensure …

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