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Transformational Infrastructure Projects In Australia’s Fast Growing Outer Suburbs

undefined Denham, J Dodson, M Palm, C Whitzman, C Hamilton, J Kellet, P Maginn, K Martinus

Centre for Urban Research (CUR) RMIT University | Published : 2018

Abstract

The Fast Growing Outer Suburbs of Australia’s capital cities are home to nearly 5 million people. Growing at double the national rate, their population will grow to 7.5 million buy 2031. Between 2011 and 2016 these suburbs generated 35% of population growth and 25% of job growth but only 13% of jobs and 11% of GDP. Infrastructure is central to economic growth, and investment in the right projects can help to bridge this gap between population and employment. However, between 2011 and 2016 growth areas received only 13% of infrastructure investment and the infrastructure backlog in growth areas will reach $70 billion within 15 years. The need for economic and employment growth and the gro..

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