The Australian government plan to relieve congestion in Australia’s biggest cities by forcing new migrants to settle in regional areas.
Government reforms to make some new migrants spend at least a few years in regional areas to downsize the population pressure in Australia’s biggest cities would make little impact, a planning expert believes.
Cities and Population Minister Alan Tudge said migrants were responsible for more than half the country’s population growth and encouraging some to live outside of Sydney and Melbourne would ease congestion.
“Net overseas migration accounts for 60 percent of the overall population growth and around 75 percent of the growth of the two big cities,” Mr. Tudge said on Tuesday.
News source: SBS Australia