Mega trends pathe the way for ‘The Next Big Thing’ in Urban Development
Global megatrends and exponential growth in technology are shaping our cities in ways that were previously unimaginable the CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW (UDIA) CEO, Stephen Albin told industry leaders, including Minister for Planning Rob Stokes today.
“Australia, and even more dramatically Sydney, have experienced the largest growth phase in a generation – and it’s not going to end just yet,” Mr Albin said.
“As one of the fastest growing cities in the region, industry leaders and government need to embrace international trends in urban development and be at the forefront of the next big things that will shape and sustain cities now and in the future.”
Women in the development industry recognised with Industry Award
The positive contribution women make to the urban development industry were recognised tonight with the announcement of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award for Excellence.
“Women are making their mark in the urban development industry and are demonstrating not just to the industry, but more broadly to the community, that leadership opportunities are not beyond reach for talented, determined and hard-working individuals,” UDIA NSW CEO Stephen Albin said.
This year’s winner is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Diversifed Property Group, Vanessa Pearson.
Positive contribution of young leaders in urban development recognised
At the Annual State Conference, peak body the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW today acknowledged the contribution our young leaders under the age of 35, make to the urban development industry.
“Young people are making their mark throughout the property industry and are driving positive change, showing innovative ways to drive projects and demonstrating excellence in their field.,” UDIA NSW CEO Stephen Albin said today.
“The urban development industry each year acknowledges these talented members of our industry who are driving positive change, showing innovative ways to drive projects and demonstrating excellence in their field.”
UDIA NSW recognises diversity in urban development industry with inaugural award
Industry are being encouraged to demonstrate innovation in their workplace and its positive influence on diversity in urban development through an inaugural award presented today.
The UDIA NSW & Havencab Diversity in Development Award 2016 was presented to the inaugural winner at the UDIA NSW Annual State Conference at the Westin in Sydney today.
This year’s winner was Stockland.
NSW Population growth should drive urgent changes to enable housing diversity
The Department of Planning and Environment figures released today showing a further increase in already soaring population projections for NSW, further demonstrate planning reforms are needed to meet housing demand into the future, Stephen Albin CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW) said.
UDIA NSW Meriton Awards for Excellence showcase world-class innovation
The winners of the most highly anticipated and prestigious awards in the urban development industry were revealed at The Star in Sydney on Friday 5 August 2016 in what is considered to be the industry’s ‘night of nights’.
New Growth Areas in Wilton and Macarthur welcomed by UDIA NSW
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW commends Minister Rob Stokes today for announcing plans for a new growth community at Wilton New Town in Western Sydney and new land release areas in Menangle Park and Mt Gilead.
NSW Budget 2016 Surplus and infrastructure investment welcomed but concerns loom for property industry
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW today welcomed NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklians second budget delivering a surplus for NSW of $3.4 billion to 2015-16 but has broader concerns on the impact that it may have for property industry that generates 1 in every 4 dollars of revenue.
The City Deal for Western Sydney brings all tiers of government together
The City Deal for Western Sydney addresses the disconnect that has existed between commonwealth, state and local governments for NSW fastest growing region, Stephen Albin, CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW said today.
Today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and NSW Premier Mike Baird launched the Western Sydney City Deal, a planning, investment and delivery partnership.
Changes to foreign investor stamp duty and land tax to worsen housing affordability
The announcement today by NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian that the NSW Budget will introduce a foreign investor surcharge on stamp duty and land tax on residential real estate will worsen housing affordability in NSW.
Foreign investment plays a critical role in the investment of housing supply, and in turn, housing affordability. The changes for foreign investors include a 4 per cent stamp duty surcharge on residential real estate, commencing on budget day, and a 0.75 per cent land tax surcharge on residential real estate to commence in 2017.