In Australia there is great opportunity for population growth in the middle suburbs of our capital cities. These areas are generally well serviced by existing infrastructure and enable people to live close to employment. The current residential density of these suburbs is typically very low by world standards, and could be increased without losing the ambient and lifestyle qualities that we all appreciate.
As seen in other capital cities, construction of new dwellings in South-East Queensland now appears to be roughly equally divided between (large) family homes in the outer suburbs and (small) apartments in the centre of our towns and cities. Whilst this serves two ends of the housing spectrum quite well, it doesn’t provide the variety in housing stock that we might expect for our diverse population.