Publications

Publications

This page is a collection of publicly available research briefs and publications produced by WESTIR Limited. Please remember to reference WESTIR Limited's authors when using information from these publications.

BY AMY LAWTON, SOCIAL RESEARCH AND INFORMATION OFFICER, WESTIR LIMITED  

 

Cities around the world have grown rapidly in recent times, with urbanisation occurring on the fringe of metropolitan regions and leading to the loss of peri-urban agricultural land and its activities. Peri-urban agriculture is the growing of plants and raising of animals around, about and beyond cities, as well as related resources, products and services for local consumption. Australian cities, such as Greater Sydney, have experienced unprecedented growth over the last three decades, and the threat of urban encroachment on its peri-urban agriculture has attracted ongoing public attention.  

The aim of this research paper is to analyse the most recent data available on peri-urban agricultural land use, activity and workforce for Greater Western Sydney (GWS), the rapidly growing peri-urban region of Greater Sydney.  

The research report, along with a shortened research summary, can be viewed below.  

Paper 

Summary  

 

All publications related to the Census can be found here.

Business Hours

Monday to Friday:
9:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday:
Closed

 

Subscribe to our mailing list!

* indicates required