Literature Review: Policy that encourages population to relocate regional areas
This review considers literature pertaining to policies that encourage population to relocate to regional areas, rather than the capital big cities. While the focus is mainly on the Australian policy context, consideration is given to international case studies and policy examples. For the purposes of this review, the literature has been divided into two categories: studies that focus on regional migration policies designed to disperse international migrants beyond capital cities, and those that examine general policies and initiatives encouraging movement to the regions (internal migration). Overall, we distinguish four types of relevant policy: marketing strategies, visa-linked incentives, and place- or people-based investments.