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|Victoria's commercial land use zoning||1.49 MB|
This Productivity Commission case study found that Victoria’s commercial zoning arrangements illustrate the benefits of a more flexible approach to land use, with benefits for the broader community.
The Victorian experience shows that is it possible to bring more flexibility and simplicity to commercial land use without significant negative consequences.
More flexible zoning helps realise the productive potential of urban land, making it easier for new firms to enter local markets and for existing firms to expand with reduced administrative and compliance costs.
The report emphasises that land use regulation is important. Australia needs a certain amount of regulation to separate incompatible uses from one another (such as industrial uses from residential areas).