Development assessment processes in Australia aren’t making the grade, according to new research from the Residential Development Council and the Property Council of Australia.
The Development Assessment Forum Reform Implementation Report Card reveals that Australia underperforms in the delivery of efficient, fair and consistent planning and development assessment systems.
These systems are fundamental to the economic wellbeing of the country, and need to effectively deliver housing and key infrastructure if a “Big Australia” is to be achieved.
The ‘Report Card’ identifies progress on development assessment reform across the states and the necessary steps that must be taken to fully implement the 10 Leading Practice Principles developed by the DAF to improve development assessment processes.
The report is reproduced below:
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