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Developer contributions - How should we pay for new local infrastructure?

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This report compares developer contribution policies across states and territories, including looking at the scope, costs, timeliness and transparency of these policies across different jurisdictions. It also explores the views of key stakeholders – industry, local government and state planning authorities – who raise a number of issues that require new consideration.

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Stamp Duty Reform: Benefits and Challenges

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This report highlights the distortions that transfer duty imposes on mobility and prices in the housing market. It also discusses the challenges faced by jurisdictions wanting to phase it out in preference of a broad-based land tax using a model that analyses the link between dwelling prices, the number of transfers and transfer duty revenue.

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Delivering more affordable housing: an innovative solution

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The demand for social housing continues to increase, with recent research suggesting over 700,000 new social dwellings will be required over the next 20 years. New financial modelling shows that contributions of government-owned land,mixed-tenure developments, lower-cost NHFIC finance and additional private sector finance can help address the challenge of low rental returns for community housing projects.

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