Great report produced by MacroPlan Dimasi for Property Council of Australia provides a comprehensive State by State assessment of Australia's planning framework. Pleased to see Queensland win the 'Most Improved' award, but still a lot of work to be done. The message for most is to pick up their game if they want to measure up against agreed national principles for best practice.
Poor planning is holding up new housing and adding to costs for home buyers, finds the most comprehensive national assessment of Australia’s planning framework ever undertaken. The 2015 Development Assessment Report Card (3rd Edition) commissioned by the Property Council of Australia shows that more than a decade after agreeing to ten national principles for best practice development assessment, Australia’s states and territories are still lagging. Chief Executive Ken Morrison said the report shows most states and territories are making positive changes but urgently need to step up their planning reform efforts to take pressure off house prices. “Poor planning and antiquated development assessment processes significantly drive up the price of housing and commercial projects.