The proposed Infrastructure Levy is missing critical detail

Matthew Spilsbury

The government has promised a more streamlined and fair system. But will it deliver better outcomes?

In its eagerly awaited planning white paper, the government outlined fresh policy reforms that it promised would make our planning system ‘simpler, clearer and quicker to navigate’.

This is a planning system that the prime minister himself called outdated and ineffective. It’s one that many governments have tried to solve with a number of policies over the years. Previous ‘once in a generation’ shake-ups did nothing more than shift the regulatory playing pieces around the chess board. Are these changes going to be any different?

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