Developers blamed for spreading suburban ghettoes

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New suburbs pop up every day on the fringes of our cities – great tracts of land divided into house and land packages designed to appeal to the young would-be homeowner. Councils around the country are worried that State governments are fast tracking many of these projects as a way of getting developers to finance urban sprawl. Planner Angela Haezbroek and Mission SA’s Mark Herschelman spoke at a symposium today warning that state governments are leaving councils and NGOs to deal with ghettoes with not enough schools and basic social services. .

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