Category Archives: Population

The Strategic Week (no. 15, Friday 1 April 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Top of the Week NSW council mergers: mayors and councillors likely to be dismissed and made to apply for interim positions on merged councils … The NSW Minister for Local Government Paul Toole has revealed that merged councils are likely … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 13, Friday 18 March 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Top of the Week PM links innovation, a new cities agenda and Western Sydney plans… While the Prime Minister’s comments during the Lachlan Macquarie Lecture at the recent Out There summit on the possibility that a rail link to the … Continue reading

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Last food orders on the urban frontier?

Recently I was asked to comment for a newspaper article on the plight of the last piggery in the Sydney basin, which is under pressure from urban expansion. The piggery is located in the corridor for the South West Rail … Continue reading

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You call that an amalgamation? THIS is an amalgamation!

Recently I was involved in a project undertaken by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, studying examples of amalgamations and other forms of council consolidation across Australia and New Zealand. The largest amalgamation we looked had around 320,000 … Continue reading

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Sydney, population growth – and the rise of “mega-councils” (part 5 – conclusions)

In the first four posts in this series I looked at the distribution of Sydney’s forecast population growth across local government areas and in particular the projected increase in the number of councils with populations over 200,000, from two in … Continue reading

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Sydney, population growth – and the rise of “mega-councils” (part 4)

In this post I’ll try to put the “mega-councils” story in the broader context of Sydney’s forecast population growth by looking at population increases growth rates rather than the resulting  size of the councils themselves, though obviously there is a … Continue reading

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Sydney, population growth – and the rise of “mega-councils” (part 3 – Greater Western Sydney)

Given the current interest in population growth, in the third of my articles I’ll take a look at forecast population growth in Greater Western Sydney councils. To reiterate, the projections I’m discussing are based on forecasts released by the NSW … Continue reading

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