Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Riverina Cities will increase by an average of 1,059 dwellings per annum to 147,845 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 Riverina Cities. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.
|Forecast residential development, 2011 to 2036|
|Riverina Cities||Change in dwellings between 2011 and 2036|
|Balranald Council area||+30||+2.7||110||1094||1116||1124|
|Carrathool Council area||-100||-7.5||140||1342||1302||1242|
|Conargo Council area||+61||+7.9||150||772||807||833|
|Coolamon Council area||+275||+15.2||160||1807||1917||2082|
|Cootamundra Council area||+411||+11.5||170||3566||3748||3977|
|Corowa Shire Council||+1,449||+25.6||180||5665||6214||7114|
|Deniliquin Council area||+276||+7.8||190||3559||3680||3835|
|Greater Hume Shire||+859||+19.3||200||4457||4791||5316|
|Gundagai Council area||+232||+13.1||220||1771||1858||2003|
|Hay Council area||-42||-2.7||230||1573||1554||1531|
|Jerilderie and Urana Council areas||-34||-2.3||240||1454||1444||1420|
|Junee Council area||+482||+21.3||250||2264||2446||2746|
|Lockhart Council area||-13||-1.0||270||1338||1332||1325|
|Murray Council area||+1,571||+45.3||280||3471||4142||5042|
|Murrumbidgee Council area||+24||+2.2||290||1071||1080||1095|
|Narrandera Council area||+77||+2.7||300||2833||2865||2910|
|Temora Council area||+450||+16.3||310||2764||2944||3214|
|Tumbarumba Council area||+286||+16.5||320||1734||1855||2020|
|Wagga Wagga City||+7,799||+31.3||340||24906||27830||32705|
|Wakool Council area||-3||-0.1||350||2146||2170||2143|
|Wentworth Council area||+566||+18.1||360||3121||3325||3687|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, May 2015.