Constraints to cost effective land supply

Bryant, Lyndall (2010) Constraints to cost effective land supply. In of the 16th Annual Conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES), InterContinental Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand.

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The ready availability of suitably zoned and serviced land is one of the key factors in the timely and cost effective provision of new land for development. Unfortunately, in many high population growth areas, land that may be available does not have ready access to infrastructure, or the appropriate designation/s (zoning) in place. The corresponding lag in supply frequently bears the blame for the resultant disequilibrium in the market and affordability pressures on the end product.

Government has the capacity to respond to the issue of land supply in a number of ways. Proactive measures define longer term goals and set the ground rules moving forwards. Reactive policy decisions are made in an often hostile environment where stakeholder interests conflict. With a trend to increased regulation, government risks further constraining the viability of land development in high growth areas, without full consideration of all the supply side variables.

This preliminary paper will identify a number of the variables which may be constraining the supply of land for residential development in South East Queensland given the current regulatory environment. It will examine the interrelationship between these supply side constraints, a full understanding of which is required by government in order for its policies to stimulate, rather than restrict the supply of land in this high growth region.

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ID Code: 32586
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: The contents of the conference proceedings can be freely accessed via the conference organiser's website (see Official URL)
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Keywords: Housing Affordability, Property Development, Land Supply, Infrastructure Charges, Equilibrium price
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Housing Markets Development Management (120503)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Lyndall Bryant
Deposited On: 15 Jun 2010 21:16
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2011 13:20

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