High-rise “slums” are symptoms of mass immigration

The SMH’s Elizabeth Farrelly – a former Sydney Councillor – has penned another article decrying the proliferation of low quality “slum” high-rise apartments across her beloved Sydney:

I love cities, especially Sydney, and especially their ancient inner cores. I support density and renewal. But not like this. Even by comparison with the seventies, this new wave of solid, cheek-to-cheek concrete egg-crates spreading across Sydney feels positively cruel…

Look at Wolli Creek, Redfern, Rhodes, Bondi Junction, Bankstown, Parramatta, Green Square, North Sydney, Waterloo, Lewisham. It’s ignorant and it’s cruel – at many levels: systemically, architecturally, in urban planning terms and in terms of what is destroyed…

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