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Competitive Project Approvals

The Business Council is calling for COAG to commit to reform major project planning approvals systems in the States and Territories.

Competitive Project Approvals report sets out a best practice model for project approvals that we would like to see included in planning and zoning reforms being considered by Australian governments in their response to the Harper review of competition policy arrangements.

Our model streamlines approvals, reducing timelines and costs, while maintaining Australia’s strong environmental and community protections. It will support faster delivery of government and private infrastructure projects and make Australia a more attractive destination for capital investment that grows national income.