During the past decade housing affordability has declined dramatically across WA, detrimental to both the State’s communities and its economy.
BUILT FORM – DENSITY & INFILL
To reduce energy consumption, enhance liveability and urban amenity, much of the current focus of strategic land use planning is to promote a more compact urban form with more connected forms of development located alongside public transport and community services.
Our communities thrive in well-designed neighbourhoods that are well supported by services and infrastructure that provides employment opportunities as well as catering for our social, cultural and environmental needs.
The development industry recognises the imperative of ensuring that development delivers positive environmental outcomes
Infrastructure provision is critical to the success of our communities and the efficiency of our built environment.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT APPROVALS PROCESS
The development approval process is complex and development must conform to a wide range of regulatory requirements from a variety of different governmental agencies.
TAXATION AND FINANCIAL POLICY
Taxation is a major contributor to the high cost of development in Australia. The development and construction industry is one of the most heavily taxed sectors in the Australian economy, with various government taxes and charges accounting for up to 44% of the price of a new house in some cities.