UDIA NSW news
UDIA Employment Lands Report released
A shortage of employment land in Sydney will cause a long-term jobs crisis, according to UDIA’s latest report, Building Jobs for NSW – The Missing Piece in NSW’s Affordability Puzzle.
Northwest Priority Growth Area Submission
A submission has been sent to the NSW Government in response to the North West Priority Growth Area – Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan.
UDIA has lodged its submission regarding the Draft Biodiversity Regulation and Associated Pages.
Proposed Greenfield Housing Code Submission
UDIA's submission to the NSW Government in response to the Proposed Greenfield Housing Code: Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) and the background paper, A Review of Complying Development in Greenfield Areas, May 2017 has now been lodged.
UDIA Housing Affordability Action Plan
At the beginning of 2017, UDIA NSW established a Housing Affordability Task Force to create an action plan to address the housing affordability crisis. The action plan was launched by the Minister for Planning, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP at UDIA's Annual Winter Luncheon at Parliament House on 8th June.
City Life Labs Launch
The City Life Labs showcase was held on 1st June at the Sydney Hilton with over 100 guests attending. UDIA and its research partners have been putting technology into action for the urban development industry. City Life Labs is the pioneering vehicle for this initiative.
Moderinising Airspace Protection submission
In December 2016, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in consultation with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Airservices Australia (Airservices) and the Department of Defence (Defence), released a consultation paper which outlined three proposals to modernise airspace protection in Australia. The consultation paper was on exhibition to 28 February 2017.
Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill submission
In 2016, the Department of Planning and Environment commenced consultation with stakeholders to devise improvements to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act).
Greater Sydney Commission submission
In November 2016, the Greater Sydney Commission placed their Draft District Plans on exhibition. Submissions closed on 31 March 2017, with the GSC receiving over 3,000 responses.
UDIA NSW made a submission that champions the GSC for the role it must play.
GSC Submission: Affordable Housing
Additional recommendations to the GSC include a reform of complying development regulations, whereby complying developments are approved on merit, rather than being subject to blanket prohibitions. This reform would improve building diversity and improve housing affordability.