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Frenchs Forest

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Frenchs Forest will increase by an average of 136 dwellings per annum to 7,184 in 2036.

The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).

Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.

.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in the Northern Beaches Council area. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Dwelling counts for 2016 have been adjusted to reflect Census results. Assumptions concerning development over the forecast period include:

  • Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, 9 Bantry Bay Road - 16 dwellings (2017)
  • Low-high level of in-centre development (0-110 dwellings per annum)
  • Low-high level of out of centre infill development (10-45 dwellings per annum)
Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 7,184 2035 Total dwellings: 7,039 2034 Total dwellings: 6,894 2033 Total dwellings: 6,749 2032 Total dwellings: 6,604 2031 Total dwellings: 6,459 2030 Total dwellings: 6,314 2029 Total dwellings: 6,169 2028 Total dwellings: 6,024 2027 Total dwellings: 5,879 2026 Total dwellings: 5,734 2025 Total dwellings: 5,589 2024 Total dwellings: 5,439 2023 Total dwellings: 5,289 2022 Total dwellings: 5,139 2021 Total dwellings: 4,989 2020 Total dwellings: 4,839 2019 Total dwellings: 4,694 2018 Total dwellings: 4,579 2017 Total dwellings: 4,512 2036 Total dwellings: 7,184 2035 Total dwellings: 7,039 2034 Total dwellings: 6,894 2033 Total dwellings: 6,749 2032 Total dwellings: 6,604 2031 Total dwellings: 6,459 2030 Total dwellings: 6,314 2029 Total dwellings: 6,169 2028 Total dwellings: 6,024 2027 Total dwellings: 5,879 2026 Total dwellings: 5,734 2025 Total dwellings: 5,589 2024 Total dwellings: 5,439 2023 Total dwellings: 5,289 2022 Total dwellings: 5,139 2021 Total dwellings: 4,989 2020 Total dwellings: 4,839 2019 Total dwellings: 4,694 2018 Total dwellings: 4,579 2017 Total dwellings: 4,512 2036 Forecast development: 145 2035 Forecast development: 145 2034 Forecast development: 145 2033 Forecast development: 145 2032 Forecast development: 145 2031 Forecast development: 145 2030 Forecast development: 145 2029 Forecast development: 145 2028 Forecast development: 145 2027 Forecast development: 145 2026 Forecast development: 145 2025 Forecast development: 150 2024 Forecast development: 150 2023 Forecast development: 150 2022 Forecast development: 150 2021 Forecast development: 150 2020 Forecast development: 145 2019 Forecast development: 115 2018 Forecast development: 67 2017 Forecast development: 46
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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