What is Urban Development?

Urban development is the transformation of land from an undeveloped state into a more developed one, such as into suburbs or areas of cities. This can be done for residential houses, offices and factories.

With the development of these new areas, services are required to be built. This includes water supplies, sewage systems and roads for cars.

This is such a huge task that it requires an international effort. When these aspects are complete then businesses can relocate into the area and work can begin on creating homes for people to live in.

When this process is completed the area becomes more modern and up to date. The people will enjoy living in such a place as it will be much safer and include all of the facilities they require, such as shops and transport links.

What does Urban Development Involve?

Urban development includes several steps for construction, power plants and environment protection.

Steps for Construction of Urban Land

Site clearance – This includes removing unwanted materials and rubble removal excavating the land to create a level surface

Roads, utilities and other infrastructures are built. They must be especially designed so that they will not create any problems in the future when it is used by vehicles or local people

Landscaping is an important part of urban development. Areas which are covered in rubble and waste need trees, grass and flowers planted to make it look better. This also decreases the amount of water needed to irrigate the plants as it will be collected from rain runoff or conserved by creating ponds for water collection.

Residential Development in Sydney

Since World War One Australia’s population has increased threefold to 25 million+. Almost Half of this number live in the greater Sydney & Melbourne Metro areas. Property development in Sydney’s suburbs has created many jobs during periods of low economic activity and reduced the pressure on city infrastructure, such as transport and schools. This also encourages economic growth as it increases population density which gives greater opportunities for businesses to open up and trade with each other, instead of trading from a distance.

As a result, Sydney has experienced a population boom and is currently growing at 1 person every 3 minutes.

Residential development in Sydney is mainly focused on the South-west, north-west and West of the city, which have been experiencing greater growths due to their housing affordability & proximity to major employment hubs such as Parramatta. In order accommodate this growth within time, developers are retrofitting the land to cope with the change – this is called urban development.

Urban Development in Sydney can mean many different things… What does it mean for you?

Residential Urban Development means that there will be more people living around you. meaning that roads and transport might become busier & more expensive, but it also means that you will have more local amenities to cater for your needs, such as when it’s time to go grocery shopping.

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