Additional taxes, regulation and delays (particularly at the local government level) hurt smaller developers much more than they do to larger developers. Small and medium developers, financiers, planners, architects and associated companies have a higher opportunity cost of capital and have fewer projects to spread additional costs around. Therefore, the Commercial and Economic Planning Association has been established to represent the interests of smaller developers, to give voice to their concerns to state and local government, and to advocate in favour of sound economic and planning outcomes.
"To Advocate in favour of sound economic and planning outcomes"
- To represent small and medium developers, financiers, planners, architects and associated companies, their customers and employees to local and state government
- To promote sound economics as a critical factor in the planning system
- To advocate in favour of good policy outcomes that benefit housing supply, and advocate against policy that decreases supply and increases costs and prices
- To increase the understanding of state government of the effects of local government policies
- To increase state and local government understanding of the unique problems faced by small developers
- To inform the public and members of the importance and challenges faced by small developers
- To increase confidence of the smaller industry players