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.

Interactive Maps

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.


Individual chapters

Media release

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Publication Information

Title: Future Cities: Planning for our growing population

Content Type: Publications

Date published: February 2018

State: All

Sector: Cities;


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