We applaud the Bill’s intention to reduce the strain on the housing market by removing some of the costs involved with housing development. The logic then is that reducing these costs could also potentially reduce the cost of buying into new housing developments by placing limits on when and for what Development Contributions can be charged.
While the need to increase the number of housing developments and lower the overall costs of housing is clear, we are not convinced that restricting the nature of community infrastructure that can be funded by development contributions is the best or only solution.
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