31 March 2015
The recommendation by IPART that housing lots in Blacktown should fund a levy of $83,109 per lot should lead to a rethink of how infrastructure is funded, says the Urban Taskforce.
19 August 2011
The Urban Taskforce today said the Council of Australian Governments has failed to take any serious action in relation to the Productivity Commission report on Zoning and Development Assessments it commissioned in 2010, which was finalised in May this year.
23 June 2011
Todays decision by the new NSW government to defer a scheduled 50 per cent increase in development levies is welcome, but a permanent solution to the problem is essential, according to the Urban Taskforce.
03 June 2011Suggestions that government should consider winding-back negative gearing overlooks the clear findings of the Henry Tax review released just 12 months ago, according to the Urban Taskforce.
14 October 2013
The Urban Taskforce has consistently argued that for development to occur there is an urgent need for planning authorities to acknowledge that the development industry must be provided with a planning system that will support the delivery of housing that responds to market demand. Lackluster development performance has been the result of inflexible and/or inappropriate planning controls in a number of locations in the Growth Centres and also infill locations within the Sydney Metropolitan Region.
07 February 2013
Response from The Hon. Greg Pearce MLC re UTF letter on Inquiry into Land Valuation System dated 05.02.13
05 February 2013
UTF letter to Hon. Michael Baird MP, Treasurer re Inquiry into Land Valuation System