With a combination of robust population growth and high home prices, Australia’s cities are in great need of more housing. The Australian Bureau of Statistics projects that under their “medium growth” scenario, the population will reach 46 million by 2075. At that point, both Sydney and Melbourne will reach about 8.5 million residents, and Perth will overtake Brisbane as the third-largest city.

Meeting the huge demand for housing will require a variety of housing options to be built, including mid-rise developments. A report by consulting firm Urbis, Australia’s Embrace of Medium & High Density Housing, noted an increase first described in the 2011 Census. “With building approvals for flats and apartments up…