Regional Australia Institute 2019 has released a report “Regional population growth – are we ready?
The economics of alternative Australian settlement patterns”.
This report looks at the economic consequences of alternative future population scenarios to better inform the conversation about our future growth. The research, conducted in conjunction with the University of South Australia, included investigating a set of regionally distributed population growth scenarios for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, along with analysis of the scale of agglomeration economies available to Australian cities. The scenarios test the effectiveness of alternative settlement patterns for relieving commuting and house price pressures, and whether this relief would come at a big cost to future incomes and employment opportunities.
To read the report click here.