The Western Australian budget has been blasted as ‘lazy’ by the property industry after the Barnett government unveiled a further hike in land taxes and a jump in the Perth Parking Levy amongst measures to address the state’s fiscal balance.

In a statement, Property Council of Australia Executive Director Joe Lenzo accused the Barnett government of ‘taking the lazy way to fix the Budget problem’, adding that the budget cut infrastructure spending for the second year in a row and contained no vision to keep the state’s economy growing after…