Why are urban areas where they are in Sydney?

Student activities

Task no. 1

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Why are urban areas where they are in Sydney?

Working in pairs, students read the information presented in Sources 13 to 16 and answer the questions in Table 2, found in the downloadable resource.

Impact of railways

View the subdivision posters in Sources 15 and 16 for the suburbs of Parramatta and Bungarribee. Complete Table 2.

Population growth

Read the information presented in the infographic and fact sheets in Source 13 relating to Sydney population projections. Complete Table 2 in the dowloadable resource.

Source 13:

13a. Population Growth Sydney 2011-2031, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

13b. West Central Subregion Population, Household and Dwelling Projections, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

13c. South West Subregion Population, Household and Dwelling Projections, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Infrastructure planning

Watch the video of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan in Source 13. Complete Table 2 in the downloadable resource.

Source 14: Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, NSW Department of Roads and Maritime Services

Task no. 2

Bungarribee Farms subdivision plans

  • What feature is used to advertise subdivisions in Bungarribee Farms to prospective buyers? (Source 15)
  • What other features can you observe that may be a selling point for buying land in Bungarribee Farms? (Source 15)

Task no. 3

Parramatta Junction subdivision plan

  • What feature is used to advertise subdivisions in Parramatta to prospective buyers? (Source 16)
  • What is the population projection for Sydney, the West Central subregion and South West subregion? (Source 13)
  • What infrastructure (built features) is being created in the video Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan to allow for the expansion of future urban areas in Sydney? (Source 14)
  • Why are urban areas where they are in Sydney?