• Post-PSP inefficiencies - case studies urgently required

    2017-10-05

    Post-PSP inefficiencies - case studies urgently required

     

    UDIA is currently working with State Government to sort out several components of the post-PSP process which are operating inefficiently, causing lengthy delays which hold up supply and consequently drive up prices for developers and home buyers.  
     
    To help in our discussions with government on this matter, it is critical we provide a list specific and detailed case studies for each of the issues we are presenting.

    WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CASE STUDY

    Name of council/authority/branch:
    Name and location of project:
    Brief summary of issue:
    Evidence of issue including dates:

    PLEASE NOTE: Anecdotal evidence is not required – we require specifics that clearly and undeniably illustrate the issue(s) at hand.

    Below are the areas the submission is focusing on; when you send through your case study please allocate it to the most appropriate area/heading:
     

    POST-PSP INEFFICIENCIES: CASE STUDIES REQUIRED FOR THE BELOW ISSUES

    1. Council issues
    a) Engineering approvals at local council levels taking far too long
    b) Contradictions between the PSP requirements and council requirements
    c) Contradictions between referral authority requirements and council requirements
    d)  Lack of accountability by councils to assess and determine applications, causing unreasonable delays 

    2. GAIC process: Delays following payment of GAIC

    3. Referral authorities: Water
    a) Delays in getting consent to Statement of Compliance
    b) Standards/requirements conflicting with those of council

    4. Referral authorities: Electricity
    a) Delays in attaining approvals
    b) Standards/requirements conflicting with those of council

    5. VicRoads
    a) Time frame to consider and respond to applications in excess of 6 months in some cases
    b) Lack of clarity around what is responsibility of VicRoads and what is responsibility of council 

    6. Lack of availability of sewer contractors
     

    WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CASE STUDY

    Name of council/authority/branch:
    Name and location of project:
    Brief summary of issue:
    ​Evidence of issue including dates:

    PLEASE NOTE: Anecdotal evidence is not required – we require specifics that clearly and undeniably illustrate the issue(s) at hand. 

    Please send your case study to Hyatt, Advocacy and Communications Manager by COB Friday 6 October 2017: hyatt@udiavic.com.au