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.