Submission to IPART assessment of West Dapto Contributions Plan 2020

The Urban Development Institute of Australia – NSW (UDIA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on IPART’s Draft Assessment of West Dapto Contributions Plan 2020 (the Report). Our two primary concerns with the Report are:
• There is insufficient evidence demonstrating the nexus between transport works and demand in the West Dapto Urban Release Area (WDURA) area. We believe lower order roads that only serve individual sites should be deleted from the Plan, and that too many signalled intersections have been included.
• There is real evidence that transport work costs (roads and bridges) have been overestimated and should be reduced to reflect both the actual costs emerging in West Dapto and more appropriate design standards.
We have a number of other concerns which we have raised in the submission – all of them are practical ways to reduce the cost of developing West Dapto without compromising the quality, safety or efficiency of the new communities.

Submission to IPART assessment of West Dapto Contributions Plan 2020