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2016-06-21 

BUDGET 2016-17 

THE FUNDAMENTALS

The 2016-17 Budget, the second by Gladys Berejiklian, is strongly focused on investment on infrastructure with a record $73.3 billion earmarked for NSW. It puts forward dedicated funding to major infrastructure projects including Parramatta Light Rail, Sydney Metro City, Southwest, and Northwest as well as WestConnex and other major road infrastructure. The Government is forecasting a Budget surplus of $3.7 billion in 2016-17 with a surplus of $3.4 billion in 2015-16.

 

 
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2016-06-16 

Developers Forum brings together Local Government and Industry 

The UDIA Southern Chapter has for the first time brought together the local government areas of Wollongong and Shellharbour for a joint Developers’ Forum.

Each year the Southern Chapter hosts a separate Developers’ Forum with each of the local government areas in the lllawarra.  This time around the committee decided it would be beneficial to bring the region’s largest Council’s together.  

 
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2016-06-16 

Growing South West Sydney - Luncheon 

More than two hundred industry stakeholders will come together next week to discuss the growth of south west Sydney.

In the next 10 years Western Sydney is going to grow to be a city the size of Adelaide. The Western Sydney Airport is currently being planned as well as major road and rail projects. The South West is set to play a key role in Western Sydney's evolution into a liveable, affordable and connected city. 

 
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2016-06-15 

Touring the Region’s Key Development Sites 

The UDIA Southern Chapter Committee has taken its meetings on site – touring some of the Illawarra’s key developments.

The region’s largest developers are represented on the committee and enable members to see first-hand the developments they hear so much about.

 
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2016-06-14 

New UDIA Committee Focuses on Development in the Shoalhaven 

The UDIA Southern Chapter will be establishing a new sub-committee to specifically focus on development issues in the Shoalhaven.

This new group, to comprise of local developers, consultants, planners, builders and local government will feed into the main chapter committee and will meet six times per year.

 
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2016-06-06 

UDIA NSW leads discussion on Connected Cities at Vivid Ideas  

On Wednesday 1 June 2016, at Vivid Ideas Sydney, City Life Labs showcased the Urban Pinboard, an e-platform being developed to connect everyone in the urban realm with one simple, easy-to-use, cost and time saving application.

“The Urban Pinboard is going to revolutionise the way we connect to build our cities,” Stephen Albin CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW said.

“It will enable members of the community to contribute their own ideas in city design and planning and also provide a powerful feedback loop in the urban realm.” 

 
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2016-06-01 

City Life Labs Commuter Survey 

The City Life Commuter Survey is the first step to developing a better understanding of where people work, why people work there, and whether a job closer to home might make life better (and more affordable)?

City Life Labs are working with MacroPlan and the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW to better understand commuter attitudes

 
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2016-05-17 

Shaking up traditional City Life by harnessing technology and innovation 

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW is transforming the traditional way urban planners, governments, developers, unviersities, businesses and communities collaborate to meet the challenges of growing cities in the future.

In a Corporate event held today at the offices of Cox Richardson in Sydney, the UDIA NSW revealed in collaboration with industry leaders how the project, City Life, is expected to shake up the industry by supporting and investing in innovative approaches to urban development and growth in our cities.

 
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2016-05-12 

Local government reforms for our global city welcomed by UDIA NSW 

Global cities require world class governance, and the UDIA NSW commends the NSW Government on implementing local government reforms to improve the governance of Sydney’s Councils.

The Revitalising Local Government reforms announced by Premier Mike Baird in 2015 aimed to reduce the local councils in New South Wales through Council amalgamations.

 
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2016-05-06 

Changing noise measurement system for second airport will create uncertainty in Western Sydney 

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW welcomes the Commonwealth Governments consultative approach to the second airport but urges the government to prevent delays and scrap any further discussion to change the reliable method of measuring its noise impacts.

 
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