'Four-bedroom high-rise units': Stokes pushes for housing variety as city's population grows

High-rise buildings of four-bedroom apartments are among the types of new homes Sydney needs to house its fast-growing population.

NSW Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes told The Sydney Morning Herald's Population Summit on Monday that while Sydney needed at least 725,000 new homes to meet demand by about 2030, not all of those homes would look the same.

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Jennifer Min
Perrottet's plans for Sydney in 2039, with population to hit 7 million

About 90,000 babies were born in NSW last year and one of them was Harriet Perrottet, the fifth child of state Treasurer Dominic Perrottet.

It’s unusual for someone in Perrottet’s position to have such a small child. At 36, he’s among the most youthful treasurers, state or federal, in living memory.

But Perrottet's young family has given him an especially keen focus on a long-term challenge – the ageing of the population. That demographic reality means choices made by politicians like Perrottet on taxation, borrowing and infrastructure will have a major bearing on Harriet’s generation.

Full Article in Sydney Morning Herald

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Project Wild Thing

David Bond is a filmmaker and a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don't want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV and plastic toys. The marketing departments of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get them up and out, David appoints himself as the Marketing Director for Nature. With the help of branding and outdoor experts, he develops and launches a nationwide marketing campaign to get British children outside. But the competition is not going to lie down and let some upstart with a free product steal their market. PROJECT WILD THING is the hilarious, real-life story of one man's determination to get children out and into the ultimate, free wonder-product: Nature.

Project Wild Thing Trailer

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Jennifer Min