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Regional cities beware – fast rail might lead to disadvantaged dormitories, not booming economies

17 July 2019

Governments are looking to fast rail services to regional cities to relieve population pressures in major cities, but will subsidising metropolitan workers to live in cheaper regional towns have a positive economic effect?

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Rail access improves liveability, but all regional centres are not equal

13 June 2018

Our research on the liveability of regional cities in Victoria has identified an important element: liveability in these areas requires fast, reliable and frequent rail connections to capital cities.

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This is how regional rail can help ease our big cities’ commuter crush

07 August 2017

In Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still rising; roads and trains are congested. Australian governments generally have ignored the benefits of relating metropolitan and regional planning.

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Second city success overseas inspires future vision for Geelong

25 November 2016

A new report investigating the success of second cities overseas outlines a future economic vision for Geelong and second cities across Australia.

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Shift in regional rail policy crucial to meet population growth: study

15 September 2016

RMIT Centre for Urban Research together with Rail Futures launch a new landmark report calling for major investment in Victoria's regional rail system to meet the state’s future challenges.

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Are regional commuters getting sick of the daily travel grind?

10 June 2016

CUR PhD student Todd Denham is investigating changing commuter trends for people travelling from regional Victoria to Melbourne for work.