Aussie developers should push for 15-day planning approval

Australian developers who build into their plans proposals to overcome common residential problems such as privacy, overshadowing, height and setback should be allowed to win a fast track 15-day building approval says a new report out this week from Grattan Institute, called “Getting The Housing We Want.”

It currently takes more than six months for many Austrlian councils to process a typical residential planning application. The report also called for Melbourne's adversarial planning application system to be replaced with a universal housing code.

The Grattan Institute is also proposing that a think tank of architects, builders and planners should be set up in Australian to produce innovative designs.

Source: OPP