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.
24 June 2011
A permanent solution to this problem is essential and urgent. We ask the government to complete the review as quickly as possible, whilst still proving an opportunity for industry, including ourselves, to participate in the process.
27 April 2011We think it would be a serious mistake to impose punitive taxes on people investing in more than one rental property. Such a policy would cripple Australias supply of new housing and have severe economic impacts.