The government is hell bent on cramming as many people into Aus as possible through high immigration rates as they have no ideas beyond "Keep house prices high". Tasmania is already experiencing growing pains from people unable to afford Melbourne heading over there, and QLD is growing exponentially from people leaving Sydney.Nothing is ever as simple as the media suggest.... For instance, isn't australia big cities expensive to live in. Whereas somewhere cheaper 50 miles up/down the coast is a lot cheaper. So you have more humans inhabiting an area that is lacking in the infrastructure to deal with the problems that flow from humanity.
Sydney itself is running out of water, yet the government is building new suburbs out west outside the desal plant area. The LNP has just announced a major speeding spree to upgrade the desal plant faster as we're down to about 40% water left at Warragamba Dam. This is the same LNP who slagged off Labour for building it in the first place, then sold it off to a bunch of private contractors who let it rot.
They're also planning to open the Warragamba Dam flood plains for housing development (Remember the QLD floods? The NSW Government sure as hell doesn't).
The other great idea they had was forcing migrants out to country towns to stop the overload in the major cities. Just remember these country towns are running out of water faster than we are (in some cases, they are totally out) and don't have the infrastructure to support large intakes of people. A couple of these towns have been pretty much disappeared due to drought/bushfires.
The current LNP NSW state and federal government could do a heap of things to help this situation. Stop immigration just for the purpose of keeping housing high, stop looking after the high end of town and make companies pay their fair share of tax, put a halt to new mining operations that are guaranteed to **** up the ecosystem and destroy the country (Aldani). But this is the standard operating procedure for them.
Personally I reckon the best thing they could do is mass suicide.