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    Um to all of you who have stated either Brisbane will outgrow Melbourne and steal the No.2 spot...or Melbourne will remain No.2...think again...

    Melbourne is growing at such a rate that it is expected to be Australia's largest city (yes, larger than Sydney) by 2028...

    If u don't believe me...read the article below:


    Melbourne 'on track to be Australia's biggest city'
    Posted Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:05am AEDT
    Updated Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:52am AEDT

    New population growth figures show Melbourne is closing the gap on Sydney as Australia's largest city.

    Consultancy firm KPMG has found 62,000 people moved to Melbourne last financial year, nearly twice the increase in the population of Sydney.

    KPMG partner Bernard Salt says if the trend continues, Melbourne will be the biggest city by 2028.

    He says Melbourne's growth is being driven by housing affordability.

    "You can buy a three-bedroom brick-veneer house on the edge of Melbourne in a place like Werribee for $260,000. The equivalent product in Sydney is closer to $400,000," he said.

    "The fact of the matter is that the hurdle rate to get into Sydney by average Australians has just been lifted so much that they're looking at other options."

    And he says for the first time, the number of people moving to the inner city matched those shifting to suburban growth belts.

    "Over the last 12-months, 7,000 people have moved into the inner city part of Melbourne," he said.

    "This actually compares with some of the fast growing suburbs on the edge of Melbourne, places like Werribee and Casey on the east side."

    Mr Salt says the prediction would dash Brisbane's hopes of supplanting Melbourne as the second-largest city.

    "Brisbane has for a long time published this urban myth that it would in fact be the second-largest city in Australia by 2020," he said.

    "That is not going to happen. Brisbane is going strongly, but the fact is that Melbourne has too much of a lead and in fact it's even growing faster than Brisbane at the moment."

    But he says the Gold Coast has retained its title as the fastest growing place.

    "Over the last 12-months 17,000 Australians have moved to the Gold Coast," he said.

    "The issue is that the Gold Coast has held this position as premier destination for Australians on the move each and every year for 30 consecutive years."

    "The Gold Coast has something that connects with middle Australia, it just keeps delivering in terms of attracting Australians," he said.

    Sustainable Population Australia says hospitals and roads in south-east Queensland will not cope if the population continues to grow at the current rate.

    Spokesman Simon Beltais says more than four million people will live in south-east Queensland by 2026 and the growth is not sustainable.

    "You can stack and rack them in the city, but ultimately you're still going to have major amounts of land required to provide those goods and services," he said.

    "It effectively still just propagates the ongoing environmental degradation you see on our land as far as loss of bushland, and obviously that has an influence on our waterways."

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    Default Panaramic view of Bris Coast

    I was at a job in Ormeau in the northern part of the Gold Coast and was up in a elevated working platfrom, I only wish I had a camera on me as it was one of the best views I have ever seen. Looking to the south you could see the highrises of the Gold Coast and to the north Brisbane City. If anyone is ever around the hills of Ormeau (or surrounds) definitely take a camera with you and capture 2 magnificent cities at the same time.

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    The combined populations of GC, SC and Brisbane may eventually rival Melbourne, maybe not replace Melbourne. But the comined metropolis will eventually become more of an economic hub due to its close proximity to Asian markets. I still wouldn't right Sydney off either I think it is highly likely they could have a resurgance.

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    guys, I think we are all missing the point here. It's the Quality of the city, not the size. So many cities across the globe are large, but how many of them have the individual qualities of any of our cities. Cities like Bombay (Mumbai) and Sao Paulo are HUGE, but they have left a lot of people behind. The divide between rich and poor grows ever greater, and in cities like Mumbai the active and interactive social and lively public spaces we enjoy in our cities are far different from those in Australian cities.

    A city like Singapore has a Huge commercial area, but these areas are dead on weekends. The best places are the Shopping district of Orchard road and the lively old town places of Little India and Arab Street. We're luck in Brisbane to a council and a state government that is thinking along the lines of a quality city for the future, but there's always MUCH more room for improvement.

    Urban space is much more than the size of the building guys, it's how the pieces fit together and how well they fit together.

    I'm a huge fan of more towers in our cities; creating density is just one part of the puzzle of creating life in our cities.

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    I could not possibly agree with you more.

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