Future Cities: Planning for our growing population
Future Cities: Planning for our growing population is the fifth paper in Infrastructure Australia's Reform Series. It provides advice to Australian governments on improving the productivity and liveability of our largest cities as they grow over the next 30 years.
The paper models long-term growth scenarios for Melbourne and Sydney and assesses their performance across a range of indicators. These include performance of the transport network, access to jobs, environmental performance of the road network, access to and demand for social infrastructure, and access to and demand for green space.
The paper is supported by interactive maps which allow you to better understand the trade-offs between different versions of the future for Melbourne and Sydney.
- Full report (high-resolution) PDF: 118431 KB
- Full report (low-resolution) PDF: 12588 KB
- Summary report PDF: 4332 KB
- Executive Summary PDF: 3688 KB
- Chapter 1: Background and methodology PDF: 3772 KB
- Chapter 2: Melbourne today and in 2046 PDF: 3770 KB
- Chapter 3: Melbourne scenario analysis PDF: 25676 KB
- Chapter 4: Sydney today and in 2046 PDF: 5563 KB
- Chapter 5: Sydney scenario analysis PDF: 75479 KB
- Chapter 6: An urban reform agenda for Australia's fastest growing cities PDF: 1771 KB
- List of Recommendations PDF: 614 KB
- Appendices PDF: 1876 KB
- References PDF: 1817 KB
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