It is now clear that environmental constraints upon the growth of Sydney, at
the urban fringes will drive the need to seek more sustainable solutions to
city growth. At the same time, social changes such as household size and
structure and immigration trends will continue to have a strong impact on urban
growth. Further, Sydney’s role as a Global City will exert its own
pressures for ongoing growth.
If that growth is to be sustainable, it will inevitably include strategies
of urban consolidation. Key to the success of these strategies will be: