Developers attack councils over infrastructure fees

By Paul Hemsley Australia’s property development lobby has resumed hostilities with state and local governments over what they claim are “exorbitant charges” imposed on new building projects through collective schemes that are meant to help fund council services and projects they say would usually just be funded by rates. The charge against governments imposing “hidden […]

UDIA calls for carbon tax certainty

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has reiterated its call for the Federal Government to provide the property development industry with greater certainty in relation to its proposed Carbon Tax.   In a letter to Treasurer Wayne Swan, the UDIA has repeated its call for detailed economic modelling on how the carbon pricing scheme […]


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