Inefficient planning processes and delays in assessing greenfield sites in Queensland are costing home buyers up to $36,800 and adding up to six years in delays when it comes to delivering new housing, a new analysis has shown.

Prepared by planning consultancy Urbis on behalf of the Queensland division of the Property Council of Australia, an analysis of publicly available data has attempted to put dollar figures on the cost of what the Council feels are inefficient processes for decision making and assessment with regard to greenfield areas….