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Are we outgrowing Sydney’s western suburbs?

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With 5 million residents and 2.3 million of them choosing to live in western Sydney, there are serious concerns Sydney will be overpopulated in just a few years.

Ben Fordham spoke to Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres about the plans for the west and said urgent infrastructure is required closer to where people live.

With the Western Sydney Airport set to open in 2026 and additional rail facilities in the pipeline,  Ben questioned whether these would bring much-needed jobs to Sydney’s West.

“There are houses being built everywhere but where are the jobs?”  he asked. “Isn’t it the first rule of being a town planner, don’t build what you can’t sustain?”

Does the government have adequate plans in place to ensure the future of western Sydney is a place where 2.3 million people will want to live? 

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