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High Speed Rail Value Uplift Preliminary Investigation Report

This research shows that land value growth could be used to fund the proposed high-speed rail network on the east coast of Australia. Land values and property prices around high-speed rail stations would increase by potentially up to $140 billion. A significant portion of which could be dedicated to funding its construction and supporting the creation of liveable and vibrant cities and regions. Underpinning this research are value uplift methodologies developed through the Value Australia project, which calculate both infrastructure-related and planning-related value uplift.  The report recommends that further research be conducted into the use of value uplift financial instruments, the formulation of a national settlement plan, and creating a national cities institute to ensure the maximum benefits realisation of an HSR network across Australia.

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