Yesterday it was "Sydney can never be full". Today it is "Move over red-tiled roofs on quarter-acre blocks ... how will the old make way for the new?", not 'should the essential character of suburban Sydney be destroyed and replaced?'
As self-appointed facilitator of this debate, Fairfax should exercise more objectivity, rather than act as an organ for Big Business. Or perhaps "debate" is your euphemism for a conditioning process aimed at convincing us that your vision is inevitable.
Perhaps you could more usefully examine the alternative option of building a new city to house the additional population you want.
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.