Inefficient tax slugs all homebuyers

Developers are inflating the infrastructure charges levied upon them by as much as 400% – and all buyers end up paying, writes: Lyndall Bryant, Queensland University of Technology Housing affordability is more than just house prices It also includes ready access to public transport, schools, good road networks, and of course access to all the…

Developers: the real city builders

Developers are a much maligned breed but without them, nothing much happens. It’s not the town planners, or urban designers, or even governments spending tax payer dollars that build cities – it’s generally private money taking a risk that creates our urban environment. Why aren’t we celebrating this a little more, and why aren’t we…

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