The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is the leading industry group representing the property development sector.  Our advocacy is focussed on developing liveable, affordable and connected smart cities.

We advocate for access to land for development, encourage the creation of a positive regulatory environment and an equitable system of taxation and charges on consumers, all with the aim of creating amazing urban environments.

We believe in supporting our members and the government collaborating to create affordable, sustainable, and liveable communities.

We offer solutions-based advocacy following three main themes:

  • Sufficient land supply

  • Timely and affordable infrastructure

  • Better planning

Our Policy Agenda

The UDIA NSW Housing Crisis Action Plan will guide UDIA's forthcoming policy, research and advocacy as our standing advocacy document. The Plan brings forth 28 recommendations, emphasising that the deep nature of the current housing crisis needs a multitude of levers to be pulled in order to set NSW back on the right path, and deliver the much needed housing to satisfy our growing population, and meet our Federal housing targets. Read the Plan

2023 State Election Campaign

The 2023 NSW State Election prompted UDIA to create our Election Campaign Manifesto – Let's Tackle the Housing Shortage in NSW - which focuses on 12 realistic solutions across 5 priority areas in our Industry that we believe should be prioritised by the incoming NSW Government. The priorities, and solutions, all centre on addressing the acute housing shortage and affordability crisis that is rife across the state. Read the Agenda

Representing the Regions

The regions are an important part of UDIA NSW's advocacy and membership. We have a strong presence in the regions, with local Chapters operating in the Hunter, Central Coast, Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Read More

Our Policy Committees

The UDIA NSW Committee program is the cornerstone of UDIA NSW Policy Development and Advocacy. Every year we reconstitute our Committee membership to ensure UDIA has the best advisers available to create a better operating environment for the development industry. Read More


UDIA NSW communicates frequently with members, key industry stakeholder, the NSW Government, and Departments. We regularly make submissions on critical issues affecting the development sector.   Read More