The Property Council has lodged a submission with the Development Assessment Advisory Team of the Department of State Development Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP) on the Review of Queensland’s Development Assessment Fees- Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS).
The submission reiterates the Property Council’s previous concerns that the cost recovery model proposed for applications assessed by the State Government could see the property industry lumped with additional fees in the order of $23 million per annum, with no resultant benefits.
Other key issues raised in the submission included:
- Ensuring the introduction of fees does not act as a disincentive for future technical agency trigger reduction programs.
- The review’s narrow scope due to the exclusion of agencies outside of the jurisdiction of SARA.
- The failure to adopt the Property Council’s suggestion of reduced fees for multiple triggers assessed by the same technical agency.
The Property Council's submission can be found at the PDF link below.
The Property Council’s earlier submission from October 2013 can be found here.