Let central government intervene on housing land, Productivity Commission says

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 21 Oct 2015

By Pattrick Smellie Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The government should be allowed to force local authorities to release land for urban development in the face of rampant house-price inflation and current land allocation policies cause "a number of harmful social effects", the Productivity Commission says.  "If councils are unable to deliver a sufficient supply of development capacity to meet housing demand, then central government should step in to ensure this occurs," the commission says in its 'Using Land for Housing' report. The best way t...

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