AHURI CITIES AND URBAN RESEARCH
Land-use and development
Managing 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.
News and Briefs
- Managing the development, redevelopment and allocation of land for different uses in Australia’s cities
- Understanding Inclusionary zoning
- Why housing matters in the decentralisation debate
- Supporting affordable housing supply: inclusionary planning in new and renewing communities
- The spatial and distributional impacts of the Henry Review recommendations on stamp duty and land tax