I am a bit conflicted in my own mind. I am not keen on our productive farm land on the outskirts of Melbourne being turned into housing estates (Clyde). But neither am I keen on el cheapo four to five storey flat block buildings being whacked up on historic streets among two storey Victorian buildings (Lygon Street). Nor am I keen on new developments such as Docklands, which seems to be an oft discussed failure. Really bad seems to be highrise buildings being built in already busy and predominately low rise areas (Camberwell Junction).
But it seems we have to house hundreds of thousands of new immigrants somewhere and that requires adjusting housing as we know it.
While immigration built Australia as we know it, I think it must be time to take a breather. An economy built on continuing high immigration is surely not sustainable will reach a snapping point.
It is not like that the government has provided us with infrastructure to cope with the huge population increase.