Friday, February 19 2016
A major report by Infrastructure Australia shows Queensland’s population will grow to 6.4 million and south-east Queensland’s population will grow by 1.4 million in 15 years.
Over the period from 2011 to 2031, Australia’s population is projected to increase by 8.2 million people. The bulk of this growth will occur in cities, which are forecast to grow by almost seven million people by 2031. Almost-three quarters of our population growth will be in the four largest cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
The report highlights the need for major investments in infrastructure in Queensland and lists which projects should be given priority. The list includes:
High priority projects – must start within five years
Priority projects – must start within 10 years