UDIA NSW conducts study tours to various overseas locations to study new innovations and different methodologies relating to the property development industry. Study tours are an important learning experience and help developers and the industry learn best practice in countries around the world.
The Study Tour program provides a host of memorable and rewarding experiences and participants gain a wealth of insights on issues relating to development such as growing populations, sustainability, and urban renewal.
Participants have a unique opportunity to meet with overseas government agencies, private developers, consultants and industry bodies to learn about their methodologies, use of technologies, as well as site visits and special events hosted by local businesses. Our study tours are tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of the attendees.
UPCOMINg study tours
TOKYO STUDY TOUR, 19 MAY - 26 MAY 2013
PAST STUDY TOURS
SHANGHAI, CHINA STUDY TOUR, 4 NOVEMBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2012
Shanghai is China’s most populous city and is mainland China’s largest centre for commerce and finance. It is an example of an explosive modern city of which external forces has driven the cities' function to change in a short period. It did not naturally and progressively grow from a traditional Chinese city, but was built on foreign concessions and geared by foreign forces. Within one century, from a small fishing town it came up to be the biggest modern city in China.
Shanghai is a stunning example of just how fast cities can rise up into bustling modern metropolises. Owing to its continued growth and industrial and commercial development, Shanghai also has the highest index of urbanization in China, with 89.3% of the official population (20.6 million) classified as urban.
I would like to thank you for all of the work that you put into marking the Shanghai Study Tour such as success. I thorougly enjoyed it and am truly grateful for everything that you did.
Brendan Maier, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley
SINGAPORE, MARCH 2012
In March 2012 UDIA NSW conducted a study tour to Singapore. The Study Tour was attended by 28 delegates representing a variety of perspectives of the urban development industry. The Study Tour provided access to outstanding development sites and officials from various public authorities such as:
- The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) which is responsible on behalf of the Singapore Government for development control through masterplans and delivery through awarding contracts to develop.
- The Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) charged with the responsibility for helping to advise government as to how to promote liveability.
- The Building Construction Authority (BCA) who are responsible for the regulation of building standards, construction supervision, and environmental sustainability.
- The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) that manages state owned land and buildings.
- The Public Utilities Board (PUB) that is responsible for managing sewer and water supply.
- The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) that is responsible for reinventing Singpore’s brand and attracting foreign investment to Singapore.
- The Land Transport Authority (LTA) that is responsible for Singapore’s transport and traffic policy and supporting networks.
- The Housing Development Board (HDB) that constructs and manages the supply of public housing.
- Tours of developments from Frasers Centrepoint Ltd Waterfront collection at Bedok and Changi City Point), MGPA (Asia Square), Kepple Land Ltd (Marina Bay Finance Centre), Las Vegas Corporation (Marina Bay Sands) and the HDB (the Pinnacle).
- A number of hosted events with local businesses and government agencies.
Just a short note to thank you for organising the excellent Singapore trip. It was a most interesting, enjoyable and unforgettable time.
Matthew SmithHousing & Property GroupDepartment of Finance & Services