New subdivision property developers should contribute more to regional transport infrastructure?
On average, everyone agrees with nonconsensus between 44 voters.
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New subdivision property developers should contribute more to regional transport infrastructure
Reasons To Disagree
the residents should. this worked 4 Louisiana USA in the 1920s. roads increase land value. it's in their interests.
16 December 2007
NO -the costs are astronomical as it is and it simply pushes up the cost of housing.
17 February 2008
Reasons To Agree
Each new subdivision places increased demands, not just on their own local roading, but on future demands of rail and motorways.
26 April 2007
7 August 2011
$50000 at a minimum
14 October 2013
Reasons for Remain Neutral
I remain neutral on this one because...It is in many ways a good idea. Every development does add more problems that there never seems to be a burden on developers to try to mitigate - not just in regional transport but also in general terms of local city infrastructure such as water supply and waste water systems capacity to handle new development. This is also a council problem for allowing development in areas where the infrastructure cannot cope with additional dwellings - however, if there was a levy in place, maybe the councils could use this money to develop the infrastructure so that it CAN cope. Overall, though, in a market where housing is already serioulsy over priced, my biggest concern is that the costs would be passed on and simply exacerbate the current housing problem further. Good idea but problematic - I remain Neutral.
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