Housing affordability has been at the top of the list for politicians in the recent State and Federal elections but there has been little discussion on some of the big issues that impact the cost of housing for all buyers – first homeowners, upgraders, downsizers, or investors.
These issues are taxes, charges, levies, and the hidden costs entrenched in NSW’s planning framework.
The real cost of delivering housing is directly impacted by this raft of hidden ‘systemic’ expenses – taxes that add 40% to the cost of a typical new home.
What can – and should – Governments at every level do about this huge tax burden on the new housing industry?
How can the planning process in NSW be streamlined to help bring more housing to market – and to eliminate the hidden costs that are passed on to home buyers?
Join us on June 18 as we delve into this complex issue with our keynote speaker Brendan Crotty, Chair of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation and our panel members: Rachel Trigg from Urbis, Kirsty Tepper from Barr Property and Planning, Martin Kennedy of Compass Housing and moderator Carmel Foster from Port Stephens Council.