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LG Alert – Differential Rates on Vacant Land – Proposed Legislative Change (August 15th, 2018)

Our clients should be aware (to the extent that you are not already) that The Honourable John Darley has introduced the Local Government (Differential Rates on Vacant Land) Amendment Bill 2018 into the Parliament. In the introduction and first reading speech, he states that, contrary to the view that higher differential rates for vacant residential land operate as an incentive to build, the Amendment Bill is intended to address the belief or concern that, higher differential rates for vacant land is a disincentive or penalty for people, especially young people, who wish to purchase land.

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