It was recently reported that Sydney has major plans to reshape its city . Australia’s capital is experiencing accelerated growth and it will soon be difficult for it to cope with the strain. Sydney has one of the 10 highest costs of living in the world, as well as unaffordable house prices, overcrowded schools, long distance commutes and unreliable public transport. With the population set to double by 2056, parks and other leafier areas are being removed in favour of highway extensions and towering apartment complexes.

The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) plans for Sydney to be split into three separate urban centres: Western Parkland City, General River City and Eastern Harbour City. The plan anticipates people living within half an hour of their jobs, schools and services such as healthcare. The redevelopment will call for a major investment from across the city’s
government with a new airport and connecting infrastructure being included in the plan.