Make Housing More Affordable, reduce red tape and over regulation, reduce the GST on all building related products and services
Establish an Independent Building Commission to evaluate current and planned legislation and its impact on the building, planning and construction.
These two incentives will create a more streamlined process which will save time and money for both the industry and the consumer.
Reduce the cost of land by making more building blocks available.
Support the establishment of a revolving infrastructure fund to reduce the initial cost of land to the home owner. A major obstacle to development is the up-front infrastructure cost.
The cost of infrastructure will be paid for initially by the fund. Over a period of years the home owner repays the fund through their rates and other user charges.
Deferring this up-front cost will have the added benefit of spreading the cost of infrastructure over subsequent owners and not be such a hefty cost burden to the initial purchaser.