Last year saw a 1.7 per cent increase in population growth with nearly 400,000 new people living in Australia, and over half of that increase was attributed to overseas immigration.

This migration phenomenon has brought the population to more than 23 million people, a figure that is expected to continue growing with population expansion in major cities outpacing the national average. The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) has recently presented a report that highlights the importance of studied urban planning…