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Project 1.8

Identifying future economic development pathways for mining regions and increasing transition capacity

Research Program

Regional Economic Development

Project Leader

Dr David Fleming-Munoz

Dr Lavinia Poruschi

Project ID



The project will:

  1. Develop a new framework to help identify resilience factors and transition capacity drivers.
  2. Develop visualisation tools to support strategic decision-making and policy on regional development.
  3. Pilot the framework in the Bowen Basin and an additional case study area, supporting each region’s work to diversify and grow the economy, build on existing assets and leverage strategic shifts in resource demand.

Project Partners

Geoscience Australia, BHP, Rio Tinto, Central Highlands Development Commission, University of Western Australia, MMG, Pilbara Development Commission, Greater Whitsunday Alliance, Isaac Regional Council


24 months