New Report Claims Density Hasn't Worked For Sydney

The policy of urban consolidation that Sydney has followed for 20 years is straining the region's infrastructure, while providing little to no affordable housing, argues a newly published paper.

"Urban consolidation in Sydney has failed to deliver on its goals for the past 20 years and the high levels proposed in the State Government's Metropolitan Strategy will be hard to achieve, says a new research paper.

The promise of cheaper housing in inner areas had not been delivered and in outer areas affordability has come only at the expense of accessibility and room to move.

Power, Politics and Community, published by Griffith University's urban research program and written by Glen Searle, the director of the Planning Program at the University of Technology, Sydney, outlines the unpopular progress of urban consolidation in Sydney since the 1980s."

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