In the 2015-16 financial year, Wyndham had the second-highest “net migration gain” in Australia per the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Net migration is when people move from one region of Australia to another, including interstate migration. Wyndham is attractive to many Australians, because of new suburban developments being affordable and close to Melbourne’s CBD and Geelong.
“Young families, in particular, have chosen to move to Wyndham because they like the lifestyle it offers, with everything from the convenience of the city to the relaxation of a country setting with reach,” said Kate Roffey, the Wyndham city economy, innovation and liveability director. Roffey also stated that Wyndham’s population growth is presenting significant challenges when it comes to providing proper social and transport infrastructure. Co-ordinated infrastructure planning with government will be greatly needed in the future.