Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is decrying a huge surge in development applications trying to get in before change of use charges rose on 1 July.
In a rush to beat the huge increases in tax on units, there has been a massive 360% increase in development applications to the planning authority in June this year, Leader of the Opposition, Zed Seselja, said today.
We warned the government this would happen,” Zed said. :Now there is a massive backlog of development applications seeking approval desperately trying to get in before the government started slugging more after July 1.
Figures reported today, show 113 development applications were lodged to ACTPLA in June this year compared to 31 in 2010.
A huge rush of units hitting the market at the same time might be the best thing this Government’s ever done for housing affordability.