UDIA NSW news
Welcome to New Members: SECAsolution and Umwelt
UDIA NSW is pleased to welcome two new members active in the Hunter, SECAsolution and Umwelt.
Focus on Hunter Growth: Celebrating Expansion
Barr Property & Planning has expanded its team to meet a growing demand in planning and development expertise services. After opening the firm in July last year, Director Stephen Barr has announced the appointment of principal planner Kirsty Tepper.
Still time to Register: Upcoming Hunter Event
It has been said that biodiversity reform is the single biggest issue facing the industry right now. Join your colleagues at this networking event to understand why that is, and stay on top of the impact on your business.
An industry view of the Central Sydney Planning Strategy
The City of Sydney have proposed a new plan for the central business district over the next 20 years. While it is difficult to establish exactly what the Central Sydney Planning Strategy aims to achieve (there are numerous visions, movers etc.) it would appear that it is a reversion back to the “commercial” plans and controls of yesteryear.
Value sharing is one of the most important issues facing the industry right now. Value sharing is now the new buzz word in the industry and Government.
Levies – Funding Local Infrastructure
On 25 July 2016 the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) released an assessment of Blacktown City Council’s latest cost estimates for infrastructure and found that increasing land values in the North West Growth Centre are continuing to affect the cost of providing local infrastructure in new residential areas.
Foreign Buyers Tax
Just prior to the NSW Budget, NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian announced the introduction of the foreign investors stamp duty and land tax. This is one of the first times in recent memory that a new tax has been released without prior consultation. The legislation captures companies that have a longstanding and bona fide interest in the industry.
UDIA NSW Announces Finalists for the 2016 UDIA NSW Meriton Awards for Excellence
This year, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW received a record number of entries in the UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence.
The prestigious annual awards are highly anticipated each year and the standard set this year was extremely high.
The awards showcase the outstanding contribution that developers, architects, engineers, councils, government agencies and planners make to the industry.
Rezoning of land along heavy rail corridor supported by UDIA NSW
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW today welcomed the announcement by UrbanGrowth NSW that the planning proposal to rezone land along the former heavy rail corridor has been lodged with Newcastle City Council.
UDIA NSW Hunter Chapter Chair Geoffrey Rock said that rezoning is an important step toward improving business opportunities and creating a more active city centre in Newcastle.
Renew your membership
Renew your membership before Friday 15th July 2016 and go into the draw to win a table of ten to the UDIA NSW End of Year Luncheon.
Double your chances of winning - pay before Thursday 30 June 2016 to be entered into the draw twice.