Boomburbs - Andrew Merry - Installation View Photograph: (c) Jenni Carter 2011 for Sydney Living Museums

Boomburbs: Andrew Merry

One of the biggest challenges facing Sydney, is housing its growing population, predicted to rise from 4.5 to 6 million by 2036.

The dream of home ownership is strongly desired, if increasingly unobtainable for many of us. Over 200,000 new homes will be built in Sydney by 2031, but it won't be enough to solve the city's housing crisis.

Photographer Andrew Merry documents the creation of new suburbia in outer Sydney from an aerial perspective. His captivating images reveal newly entangled freeways, tessellated patterns made by bright new roofs and backyard fences as they curve around cul-de-sacs and roundabouts.

MyBurb Photographic competition

To celebrate the launch of Boomburbs: Andrew Merry at Sydney Living Museums (SLM), SLM and Nikon Australia held a photographic competition. Capture your suburb from your perspective, giving a glimpse of the suburb in which you live.

Shortlisted entries were posted on the SLM Facebook page

The voting period was from 18 January 2011 to 14 February 2011

The entry with the highest number of likes won a Nikon D3100 Digital SLR

Winners were notified on 15 February 2011 and the winner was announced on Facebook on 17 February 2011.

Sponsored by Nikon Australia 

16 October 2010 - 13 February 2011