Sydney is the economic capital of Australia & considered one of the most liveable cities in the world. With Sydney there is always the common factor of continual population & economic growth. Almost a third of all new jobs created in Australia are in Sydney.
Population projections from NSW Department of Planning and Environment show that NSW will grow by 2.71 million people from 2011 to 2036. That is huge!! In 2036 the population of NSW will be 9.9million.
Metropolitan Sydney will grow from 4,286,217 in 2011 to 6,421,850 in 2036. An increase of over 2.2 million people!! That’s an increase in Sydney of over 142,000 people per year!!
To meet the needs of a bigger population, 725,000 new homes and 817,000 new jobs need to be provided within the Sydney metropolitan area. New infrastructure, such as trains, buses, parks and schools, will also be required to service this population.