MEDIA RELEASE: Budget results dependent on planning reform

Urban Taskforce CEO, Tom Forrest, welcomed the optimistic tone of the budget, the forecast return to surplus in 2024/25, and the focus on savings and improved efficiency, but said the budget results are predicated on a buoyant property sector and strong housing supply.

All eyes will now be on Planning Minister Scully and the long-anticipated suite of planning reforms. Without these, the budget result will be at risk.

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