Australia is changing all the time.
Our population is growing steadily – even during 2021 at the height of the pandemic we still added 46,000 people to our current total population of 25.7 million.
At this rate, we’re on track to have 35.9 million residents by 2050.
So what will this mean for the country? How much will our urban areas grow?
Have the pandemic-inspired tree and sea change shifts taken pressure off urban development, or is it likely to continue unabated?
And, if density is going to continue to increase, what changes or challenges will the fire protection sector have to consider and address?
Bernard Salt is a widely published and sought-after social commentator, business analyst, and demographer who has studied closely how population shifts and pressures affect communities and reshape the way we live, the way we work and even how we form relationships.
In this session, he’ll bring his focus to our industry and give some insights into what the future may hold.