Australia’s population is expected to reach 40 million by the year 2050, putting increasing pressures on existing infrastructure and housing.
An additional 2.5 million people will call Sydney home by 2050, raising the city’s total population to about 7.5 million.
The good news is that a lot of infrastructure and housing planning is already taking place across the city.
Developers are rapidly earmarking potential locations for gentrification, with the volume of medium-density site sales last year increasing more than 10 per cent (about $1 billion) since 2013.
Low-rise, medium-density housing provides an alternative affordable housing choice while alleviating some of the city's growing pains.
We have looked to Sydney's outer ring to identify five low-rise medium-density residential projects that have recently entered planning assessment.
The proposed development, located in Sydney’s outer suburb of Caringbah, will feature two residential buildings.
A total of 30 dwellings will be made available, 10 of which will be classed as affordable housing.
The buildings have been designed by Architecture Design Studio NSW and is estimated to cost $12 million to build.
Cronulla-based developer Casaceli Partners has lodged plans for a 10-storey apartment complex for the beachside suburb.
Designed by Innovate Architects the structure will feature only 8 apartments and will provide ample parking with 31 spaces proposed.
Residents will have access high-end amenities in the shape of a pool and rooftop terrace, as well as benefiting from close access to Cronulla railway station.
Not-for-profit St George Community Housing has lodged a development application for the suburb of Casula.
Designed by DKO Architecture, every dwelling in the project will be classified as affordable housing.
The 5-storey complex will contain 63 dwellings, 15 of which will be one-bedroom apartments and 48 two-bedroom apartments.
This SRH Architecture-designed mixed-use development is located in Sydney’s South.
It will see the amalgamation of three lots to allow the construction of an 8-storey building with 90 car spaces.
At a cost of close to $20 million the structure will feature 24 residential units, 69 boarding rooms as well as a managers room.
The development application submitted by Croatia 88 P/L features a strata subdivision into four lots and the construction of an internal road.
This mini-estate will see the construction of three residential flat buildings, each 6-storeys in height.
The development will contain a total of 135 residences and 217 parking spaces.
The $36 million project has been designed by Mosca Pserras Architects.