'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.

"We're in a post-modern world and the idea of making assumptions about family structure or shape or size is completely false, it doesn't bear any relevance any more," he said.

Apartment buildings in Chatswood. Planning Minister Rob Stokes says Sydney's changing demographics require "an increase in variety, not just an increase in volume" in housing.Credit:Renee Nowytarger

Mr Stokes said that the city's changing demographics required "an increase in variety, not just an increase in volume".

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Sydney Morning Herald

By Megan Gorrey

Jennifer Min