UDIA NSW news
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.
Since the release of the recommendations from the Independent Legislative Review Panel in late 2014, Biodiversity Reform has been imminent.
UDIA NSW has been engaging in stakeholder consultations with the Office of Environment and Heritage, which have been drafting the new laws.
CityLife Winners congratulated as projects get underway
UDIA NSW CItyLife Research Project winners were announced at the CityLife luncheon at the Ivy Room in Sydney on Thursday 25 February, 2016. The projects aim to contribute to building more liveable, affordable and connected cities. The three winners from organisations, or groups of individuals, with expertise to develop future cities are: MacroPlan Dimasi, Hames Sharley & UTS, and COX Architecture and UNSW.
Land Supply in South West Sydney
The next UDIA Southern Chapter Luncheon will be held in mid-May focusing on Land Supply in Sydney’s south-west.
The Luncheon will feature a panel of major developers discussing their plans for the coming years.
Higher Density Living conference
UDIA NSW CEO Stephen Albin will be a guest panellist at the Higher Density Living conference in Sydney on 27th and 28th April 2016. His session will be on Examining the Impact of Policy and Regulation on Development.
Local Government Amalgamations
UDIA NSW has concerns around the transitional arrangements for proposed merged councils.
UDIA NSW commissions a business case to retain Seniors’ Living SEPPs
In recent discussions with the Department of Planning and Environment, it has become apparent that the proposed future of the Seniors’ SEPP is for it to be dissolved, and folded into a new more general housing SEPP.
UDIA NSW Congratulates CityLife Project Winners
The Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW has recently announced the winners of its CityLife Research Project competition, to build more liveable, affordable and connected cities.
NSW Wins two 2016 UDIA National Awards for Excellence at Gala Dinner in Adelaide
New South Wales projects have won two of the nine categories for outstanding achievements for high quality developments, at the UDIA’s prestigious National Awards for Excellence.
The winners were announced last night, at the Gala Dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre, at the end of the UDIA National Congress.
UDIA NSW congratulates NSW entries Discovery Point by Frasers Property Australia for winning the Masterplanned Development award; and Closebourne Village by Leadlease, for taking out top honours in the Seniors Living category.
Victoria took out three awards including Eden, Haven and Sanctuary by Hamton & ISPT Joint Venture for the Presidents’s Award, and also for High Density Housing; and Grand Lakes Estate by L. Bisinella Developments Pty Ltd won the award for Environmental Excellence.
Queensland won two awards – Circa Nundah Village by Arkhefield (QLD) for Urban Renewal, and Sunshine Cove by Chardan Development Group for Residential Development.
The Northern Territory and South Australia took out one award each. Artique Residence by The Makrylos Group (NT) won top honours for Medium Density Housing, and Town Life Living @ Playford Alive by Renewal SA and Rivergum Homes (SA) won the Affordable Development category.
Closing soon – 2016 UDIA NSW | Meriton Awards for Excellence
There is only one week left to get your applications in for the 2016 UDIA NSW | Meriton Awards for Excellence. Be sure to get your applications in by next Friday 18 March, 2016. Details on UDIA NSW website: http://www.udiansw.com.au/events/view/203/Awards_for_Excellence_Close_of_Intent_to_Enter
All participants in the development sector are encouraged to enter, including developers, councils, government agencies, consultants, contractors and marketers.
Please contact Kylie Prince, UDIA NSW General Manager Operations for further information on the awards, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9262 1214
UDIA National council meets with Federal Parliamentarians
The UDIA National Council recently held a full day of roundtable discussions at Parliament House in Canberra with a number of senior Federal politicians on key development industry issues.