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Issues in Australian Environments: Urban Growth and Decline

Year 10 Geography

Finding Resources in Accessit

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

Issues in Society- Population

I.D the population experts

Census Australia

You Tube

Sydney is already Australia's largest city but the outlook is for an increasing population and continuous growth. Looking toward the planning horizon of 2031, a recent government plan has pleased some sections of the community, but it is not without its critics. In this clip from March 2013, see how the state government is planning to manage Sydney's urban future.

Population growth is one of the problems facing Australians cities. Dr Julian Bolleter from the Urban Design Research Centre at the University of Western Australia says creating mega-regions could be a potential solution. What is a mega-region? In order to create a mega-region, what must happen first?

The compelling story of how ordinary Australians come together to save the small rural town of Trundle whose falling population threatens its very existence.


Geography Journals

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Population Distribution: Regional populations: growth and decline. Australia's estimated resident population increased on average by 1.2% per year in the five-year period ending June 1999. Overall, capital cities grew more rapidly than other areas.