WHERE AUSTRALIA IS HEADING
Fifty million people within 50 years, up to 100 million by 2100, on present trends and policies.
WHAT WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT
How many people, what people, what skills, where we live and how we live
WHERE GOVERNMENT IS TAKING US
- No population policy, only immigration and refugee policies
- Two mega-cities with up to 15 million people in Sydney and Melbourne
- Disappearance of 1.5 million single-storey family homes, replaced by double or multi-storey living
- No transport plan to bring regions to life with commuter rail corridors
WHY THE PEOPLE ARE WORRIED
- No support or even knowledge of Government population policy
- Many want reduced immigration
- They want job security, higher wages and more health, schools and hospital services
- They want less stress, less congestion, less commuting time and more public transport
- They want housing affordability
- They want to feel safe in happy communities
WHERE WE SHOULD BE GOING
Maintain high immigration with higher wages, generous welfare and world-leading per capita growth.
HOW TO ACHIEVE IT
- Distribute more than 10 million of the future population growth to the country instead of the major cities
- Maintain Australian spatial liveability and well-being by growing an east coast mega-region from Adelaide to Brisbane rather than creating Sydney and Melbourne mega-cities.
- Build six new rural cities and with innovative CBDs of up to 3 million people connected by high-speed rail (HSR)
- Build 400,000 dwellings over HSR tracks in trenches in major inner cities
- Fund HSR by sale of dwellings during 10-year construction period, thereby demolishing housing unaffordability
- Create Australia’s first $200b innovative HSR ‘unicorn’ business producing innovation, productivity, sustainable growth.