A dashboard to help keep developers, councils and agencies up to date on land availability and rezoning activity in South Australia will be launched as part of the Malinauskas Government’s plan to place downward pressure on housing prices.
The State Government has rolled out its Better Housing Future plan which includes fast tracking what will be the single largest release of residential land in the state’s history – set to deliver at least 23,700 more homes.
The online dashboard, which will complement the State Government’s commitment to release additional land, will make urban land supply and development activity data more timely, accessible, transparent, and interactive through an online platform.
This will deliver yet another Malinauskas Labor election commitment and was called for by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) as part of its grow.reform.build proposal.
The online tool is in the process of being created and will be launched in the beginning of the 2023/24 financial year.
The Government will also establish an Infrastructure Planning and Development Unit to help drive residential developments and coordinate infrastructure investment.
The unit will work in tandem with the dashboard to ensure the release of land is closely monitored to ensure the state grows and is developed in a sustainable manner with the appropriate infrastructure in place.
Attributable to Nick Champion
Our Government is focused on creating a Better Housing Future for our state by making purchasing a home more realistic and renting more affordable.
The creation of this dashboard was called for by industry as a tool to keep the sector, local government and authorities up to date on trends in land supply.
This will be another important step for us to respond quickly to changes in the market and improve housing affordability.
Attributable to UDIA’s Pat Gerace
These important announcements pick up on the Urban Development Institute’s reform initiatives that will begin to make meaningful impacts on housing affordability.
With the Government committed to coordinating and speeding up infrastructure delivery, it means we won’t just have more houses, but they will be delivered quicker.
This is a critical announcement that has the potential to assist developers save time and money and ultimately deliver cheaper housing for South Australians.
The industry has been calling for more contemporary and accessible data on the state of the land markets in South Australia and we welcome this announcement and look forward to assisting with its development and implementation.