NSW Planning Minister, Tony Kelly, yesterday announced the membership of the new Land and Housing Supply Taskforce established to examine the issue of land supply for housing and employment.
"This taskforce will play an important role in pushing ahead the Government's reforms to the development contributions system," Mr Kelly said, adding that "it is important that the Government continues to do all it can to ensure enough land is available to put downward pressure on housing prices."
The duties of the new Taskforce include investigating funding for infrastructure in greenfield areas and strategies to reduce the requirements of state government agencies for new housing developments.
"The Land and Housing Supply Taskforce brings together industry expertise, senior Local Government experience and the Heads of relevant Government agencies to look at the supply chain and identify issues that might be impeding supply as well as suggest solutions to Government," Mr Kelly said.
Members of the Taskforce are:
- Mike Collins – Independent Chair, other positions
- Neil Bird – Independent Member, other positions
- Marcus Spiller – Independent Member, a founding Director of SGS Economics and Planning
- Paul Tosi – Independent Member, General Manager Campbelltown City Council
- Heads of DPC, Treasury, Planning, Transport, DECCW, Division of Local Government.
Mr Kelly said that the Taskforce would be consulting with the key stakeholders in the land supply process, including local government and developers.