Source: The Mercury, 5 October, 1996, p.33
The new residential projects at the lower end of Hobart are part of an Australia-wide reversal of the so called "doughnut effect" by which people and services - and, to some extent, vitality - tended to desert city centres and drift outwards into the suburbs. In the past five years, at least 300% of new dwellings in the capitals have been in high or medium density developments around the central and fringe city areas from high-rise luxury apartments to rebuilt terraces and converted warehouses.
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