Sydney population booms and the only way is up and in
The population of Sydney is surging faster than predicted, putting more pressure on the city’s already-stretched housing and transport needs, new official forecasts show.
Described by Planning Minister Rob Stokes as a “symptom of Sydney’s success”, figures released by the Government on Monday show the city’s population is expected to leap by more than 2.1 million people in the next 20 years – about 170,000 more than predicted only two years ago.
“These are the growing pains of a great global city,” said Mr Stokes, who used the release of the updated Department Planning and Environment figures to talk about his ambitions for Sydney’s housing market.
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