The Impact of State Interventionist Policies on Small Local Governments in Western Australia

JV Van Staden

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Government intervention in regional development remains contentious. This thesis explores the success of the Western Australian Government's Royalties for Regions Program (the Program) in driving population and employment growth in the State's regional areas. The research undertook an analysis of both neo-liberal and interventionist regional development approaches as well as the political, social and economic drivers enabling the Program. Building on this, the thesis provides a qualitative analysis of both population and employment changes in small local governments where the Program provided funding. The evidence shows that the Program did not achieve its intended goals of population and employment growth.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Haslam-McKenzie, Fiona, Supervisor
  • Tonts, Matthew, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date14 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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