Guidelines for assessing regional and rural impacts of government policy and legislation

Thinking Regional and Rural (TRR) was developed by Regional Development Victoria to increase awareness and understanding of regional and rural issues.

TRR is designed to assist you to identify, monitor and assess the potential impacts of policy and legislative proposals upon regional and rural Victoria. It comprises five high-level considerations: Economy, Accessibility, Social and Community, Environment and Equity.

Information to assist you assess your proposal against each consideration is available by following the tabs below.

There are three key steps central to assessing regional and rural impacts of major government decisions.

  • Consider whether the proposal is likely to have any impacts on regional and rural Victoria.
  • If so, assess the significance of those impacts.
  • Where necessary, adjust the proposal as far as is reasonable in the circumstances, to ensure regional and rural needs are addressed.

Consider each of the following potential impacts