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Land-use and development

land use and developmentManaging the development, redevelopment and allocation of land for different uses in Australia’s cities

The rezoning, development and use of land as a means of accommodating the dynamic population of cities

Urban policy frameworks in Australia feature provisions for the development and use of land. The re-zoning of land on the urban fringe and the redevelopment and subdivision of property in existing urban areas, especially for new or more intensive residential use, is essential to accommodating urbanization and the dynamic populations of Australian cities.

For Australian cities to develop in a more sustainable and structured way, metropolitan planning strategies and reports by the Infrastructure bodies highlight the importance for land-use planning to better coordinate the provision of housing, social infrastructure and transport. To facilitate broader economic, environmental and social outcomes, urban policies refer to the potential of mechanisms that capture a proportion of the increased value of land that has been redeveloped.

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