Any further delays to Queensland councils’ delivery of Local Growth Management Strategies (LGMS) will hamper growth and contribute to the housing affordability crisis.
Property Council Executive Director, Robert Walker, said councils’ calls for a moratorium on delivering the plans until the completion of the local government review was ridiculous considering the plans were originally due 12 months ago.
“Councils have had ample opportunity to deliver these plans which will provide a platform for the future growth and prosperity of Queensland,” Mr Walker said.
“Much of Queensland already faces a severe backlog of vital infrastructure and any further delay will only serve to hamper growth across the state and contribute to declining housing affordability.
“There’s no doubt the development industry, among other sectors, is hamstrung by the fact that many regions are continuing to suffer from this backlog.
“Queenslanders need and demand robust local governments who can deliver tangible outcomes and growth to their communities.
“Councils should quit the stalling tactics as part of their anti-amalgamation campaigns and get on with the job they are elected to do.”