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Lake Macquarie’s current population of 204,000 will continue to grow to an estimated 253,000 by 2050. We are part of the second largest urban area in NSW and the seventh largest in Australia. Our existing settlement pattern is dispersed around the Lake, which poses challenges for the efficient provision of infrastructure, services, facilities and transport.

Australia, with a 2016 population of 24 million, is one of the most urbanised nations on earth. We predominantly (89 per cent) live in cities, towns and urban regions in a band hugging the east, south-eastern and south-western coast.

How do we best respond to these changes and continue to enjoy a quality lifestyle?

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