National Farmers' Federation

Regionalisation Agenda

The National Farmers’ Federation is calling for governments to seize the opportunity in the aftermath of COVID-19 to promote ‘regionalisation’ of The Australian economy.

The NFF’s Regionalisation Agenda was created in partnership with a range of leading businesses and industry bodies.

The document, released at the National Press Club on 23 February 2021, outlines the benefits of regionalisation, explores the barriers to action and recommends practical policies to further the regionalisation agenda.  

Recommendations include:

  • making regionalisation a standing priority of National Cabinet;
  • establishing 20 new regional development precincts;
  • development of a list of shovel-ready regional infrastructure projects; and,
  • changes to how the projects are assessed and prioritised, to give regional projects a fair go.
Download the paper here.
The Regionalisation Agenda was developed with input from the following organisations.