Reshaping the ‘boomburgs’: Minister takes on challenge of managing Sydney’s urban sprawl


Resharing this very relevant article by Kelly Fuller via ABC about how Sydney is dealing with its urban sprawl.

Fuller writes “In the next 17 years, Sydney’s population is expected to grow by 1.5 million people, a large percentage of whom will pour into the south-west growth corridor.

This has communities like Wilton, which are outside the boundaries of metropolitan Sydney, concerned that their semi-rural lifestyle is about to disappear.

Conceding that the city is spreading too far too fast, Planning Minister Rob Stokes has revealed that he wants a new relationship with councils to help manage growth and infrastructure pressures