Terms of Reference

Received from the Legislative Council on 29 July 2009

Inquiry into the Impact of the State Government’s decision to change the
Urban Growth Boundary

That pursuant to the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, Outer Suburban/Interface Services and Development Committee is required to inquire into, consider and report on the following:

The impact of the State Government’s decision to change the urban growth boundary on landholders and the environment and plans announced by the Government to introduce an increased development contribution for land in designated growth areas, including —

(a)     the likely quantum of the collections by Government;
(b)     mechanisms to ensure the contributions are directed only to the intended purposes;
(c)     the likely impact on the housing and development industries;
(d)     any unintended consequences including the impact on all landholders and purchasers to be impacted;
(e)     any displacement or replacement of Government spending likely to result from the increased collections; and
(f)      any alternative options, including any used in other jurisdictions;
and to report by 30 November 2009.