The Commission received terms of reference for this study on 15 December 2016, and was asked to deliver an initial report in April 2017. To meet this timeline, the Commission adjusted its initial consultation processes, and did not release an issues paper.
The Commission invited public submissions by 15 February 2017. A total of 37 submissions were received prior to the release of the initial report, and another 44 were received following the release of the initial report in April 2017 (table A.1). These submissions are available online at http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/transitioning-regions.
Consultations were held with representatives from the Australian, and State and Territory and regional government departments, agencies, local governments and peak bodies, in each of the sectors covered in this study (table A.2). Public forums were also held in Karratha (Western Australia), Traralgon (Victoria), Orange (New South Wales), Adelaide and Darwin in June and August 2017.
Roundtable discussions were also held in Perth and Canberra. These roundtables focused on the policies associated with economic transition and the measurement of regional adaptive capacity, respectively. Roundtable participants are listed at table A.3.
The Commission thanks all parties who have contributed to this study.
Table A.1 Submissions
Individual or organisation
Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC)
Australian Local Government Association (ALGA)
Australian Major Performing Arts Group
Bland Shire Council
Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals
Cairns Regional Council and Advance Cairns
Centennial Coal Company
Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) (University of Newcastle)
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ)