The Property Council supports the provision of
well-considered public open space (POS) as essential community infrastructure.
Well considered POS adds lifestyle and commercial benefit to communities.
While the Property Council supports the value and benefit of
POS, the draft Operational Policy 2.3 (OP 2.3), does not deliver against the principal
policy intent to “ensure all communities have well-planned POS that is adequate
in extent, quality, function and accessibility as well as being responsive to
evolving community needs”. Instead, the
policy represents an ill-considered and unjustified tax on development,
particularly infill development, which will further diminish the delivery of
new housing stock in WA.
This submission asserts that the policy will have significant adverse effects on the
availability and affordability of homes for future buyers and is in direct
contradiction to the state government’s agenda for density and infill, and is an unwarranted tax.