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Should we be scared of growing cities?

Apr 24, 2012

Ken Morrison says the time for talking is over — the Federal Government needs to take action on planning our cities.

Every 87 seconds a new Australian is added to our heavily urbanised population.

That Aussie is mostly likely to end up in the big smoke – being a boon on productivity but also a drain on housing, infrastructure and services.

Our growth is not nearly as explosive as China where a new city the size of Adelaide is being built every five days.

But Ken Morrison from the Property Council of Australia tells 3Q that COAG’s criticisms of state governments’ failure to plan are justified, as the PCA’s CEO Peter Verwer told the Press Club recently.

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