Housing affordability and development contributions

New perspectives from industry and local government in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland

Kristian Ruming*, Nicole Gurran, Bill Randolph

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Housing affordability is arguably the most significant and debated aspect of Australia's urban environment. Increasingly, state and local government fees, charges and infrastructure levies have been identified as a central driver for the increasing cost of housing across Australia. Industry organisations claim that these fees are added on to the sales price of land and/or dwellings, making purchase increasingly difficult. Drawing on a series of detailed case studies, this article delves beneath these ambit industry views to explore the specific perspectives and experiences of a sample of 18 developers in relation to 26 projects across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-274
Number of pages18
JournalUrban Policy and Research
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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