The Government stated in Budget 2006 that it would continue to assess PGS against the following objectives:
to finance additional investment in the local and strategic infrastructure necessary to support growth, while preserving incentives to develop;
to help local communities to better share the benefits of growth and manage its impacts;
to provide a fairer, more efficient and more transparent means of capturing a modest portion of land value uplift; and
to create a flexible value capture system that responds to market conditions and does not inappropriately distort decisions between different types of development.