UDIA NSW news
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.
UDIA Response to Draft Practice Note: Voluntary Planning Agreements November 2016
After reviewing exhibition documentation and the submission by the Independent Regulatory and Regulatory Tribunal, UDIA NSW made a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment recommending that the Draft Practice Note not be adopted for the following reasons:
Development Assessment Best Practice Guide For Councils
On 21 March 2017 the Planning Minister, the Hon. Anthony Roberts, MP released the Development Assessment Best Practice Guide.
The latest NSW Government forecasts show that by 2036 NSW will be home to an additional 2.1 million residents. Local Councils will continue to be the engine room for facilitating new housing to accommodate this growth.
Update on Local Government Elections
The following Sydney Metropolitan Council amalgamations are still officially proposed (but not yet implemented) due to being involved in litigation:
- Ku‑ring-gai and Hornsby local councils;
- Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby local councils;
- Canada Bay and Strathfield local councils;
- Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby councils; and
- Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick local councils.
2017 Event Calendar Now Available
The 2017 event & professional development calendar is now available. Click here to download.
Federal Treasurer sets agenda to increase housing affordability and reform planning regulations at UDIA NSW Luncheon
Stephen Albin CEO of the Urban Development Industry Association (UDIA) NSW has applauded Treasurer Scott Morrison’s policy agenda to address housing affordability and cut Government red-tape impacting on supply.
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison set the agenda for the urban development and property industry today, in his first speech to the industry at the UDIA NSW Luncheon.
UDIA NSW Welcomes 26th President
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Albin has announced the appointment of its 26th President, Mr Arthur Ilias, an active member of the UDIA NSW with 25 years’ experience in the development industry.
Focus on Hunter Growth: Celebrating Excellence
This month’s Hunter Developers Update highlights the recent success of AVID Property Group’s Thornton North residential project, Harvest. Harvest’s boutique community was ranked a finalist in the 2016 UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence.
Building a Future for Kids with Cancer
UDIA NSW Hunter members McCloy Group and McDonald Jones Homes have collaborated in a major fundraising initiative as part of International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.
Upcoming Event: Christmas Luncheon
Join your development industry colleagues on Thursday 24th November for the UDIA NSW Hunter Christmas Luncheon at Noah’s as we celebrate the year’s success and discuss 2017’s opportunities for growth. We welcome guest speakers Geoff Crowe, CEO Port of Newcastle; and Michael Cassel, Program Director, UrbanGrowth NSW, who will discuss the city’s revitalisation efforts, the Port’s growth plans and their impacts on the Hunter economy.