Residents of Wyndham, a municipality 36km south-west of Melbourne whose population has nearly tripled from 50,000 to 140,000 over the past 20 years, discussed their city’s population explosion at a public meeting on 7 September 2010.
The meeting was addressed by well-known advocate for a sustainable population, Labor MP Kelvin Thomson, and by Jane Nathan, President of the Australian Population Institute. The meeting was entitled Sustainable Population and Wyndham’s Population Explosion – from the ‘country suburb’ to the ‘rooftop suburb’? After the speakers, there was a panel discussion and opportunity for questions. Wyndham is the third fastest growing municipality in Australia. For further information phone 03 9731 0288. Presented by the Western Region Environment Centre.