What’s happening in Australia’s diamond capital?
The Diamond Capital is a name synonymous with the state of New South Wales, and its location in a state of the art metropolitan area means it has a population of nearly 10 million people.
But that population is growing, and the population of the city of Melbourne is expected to more than double by 2023.
The city’s population is also growing.
“In 2023, the City of Melbourne will have a population that is twice the size of Sydney’s,” the City’s executive director, David O’Reilly, told the ABC.
“And that’s going to mean we’re going to be seeing more people moving in.
And that means we’re not going to have the same population density as Sydney and we’re looking to grow a lot faster.”
And that means Melbourne’s population will need to increase even more.
The population of Melbourne in 2020 is projected to be over 9 million, and by 2031 it will be over 15 million, according to the City.
“What you’re going through right now is a very high growth rate, but we’re in a high growth mode,” O’Connor said.
“We’re at a stage now where we’re growing at around 10 per cent a year, and that’s just at a rate of 10,000 new jobs a month.”
What is the City doing to attract more people?
“The City is committed to increasing the density of our residential areas and we’ve got a lot of really great policies that are being introduced,” he said.
One of those policies is the construction of a new metro station at the corner of Adelaide Street and Richmond Street.
The station is due to open in 2021, and will house the Citys new Metro station.
“Our aim is to have a Metro station as the new hub of Melbourne, so that’s why we’re trying to have an urban design and an urban feel, so people are coming to Melbourne to live, work and play,” Mr O’Leary said.
The Citys aim is that the station will also house a large number of residential units, which will increase the density within the CBD.
“We’ve had some very strong and strong housing demand in the CBD, but that demand is going to expand in the next 20 years,” he explained.
“You’re going from a dense urban setting to a very dense residential setting, which is what we need.”
What can people expect in the new Metro Station?
“We have a very good plan to support the construction and operations of the station, and we’ll also have a lot more public transport available, so there will be plenty of ways to get around Melbourne,” Mr Lydon said.
But he warned people should not expect to feel a rush in the Metro Station.
“If you go to Melbourne, you can’t feel the rush,” he told the BBC.
“People don’t want to come into the CBD because they don’t feel that rush, but it’s not a rush.
You’re going around, you’re getting your kids out of school, you get to see the fireworks, you see the big concerts and you get out of the CBD.”