Productivity Commission to examine planning laws

19 April 2010

The Australian Government has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a benchmarking study into Planning, Zoning and Development Assessments.

The Productivity Commission will examine and report on the operations of the states and territories’ planning and zoning systems, particularly as they impact on:

  • business compliance costs;
  • competition; and
  • the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the functioning of cities.

An issues paper is expected to be released in May. We will be participating in the process. More details are here.