Inland Research Fund
In December 2016 WRI established the Inland Research Fund. Its mission is to build effective collaborations, deliver objective evidence and increase our policy influence to support improved decision making and investment for the development of inland Australia.
WRI recognises that there is a great deal of research on rural and regional communities in general, but this often fails to differentiate between the experiences and needs of coastal, city and inland communities, or different communities within inland areas.
The Next Steps
The next step is to seek input from stakeholders in formulating a long term research agenda for the economic development of inland Australia. We will also be consulting our stakeholders on how to elevate the influence of inland communities in regional development policies and processes.
Our goal is to give inland Australia a stronger voice about its future in public policy.