UDIA NSW Congratulates Kiersten Fishburn on appointment as Secretary of DPIE

UDIA NSW congratulates Kiersten Fishburn on her appointment as the new Secretary of the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) – announced today by the NSW Premier and the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.

“This is a welcome decision particularly as Ms. Fishburn is well qualified to provide leadership in this role, drawing on her most recent position heading up DPIEs Planning & Delivery Unit and her strong background in local government.” said Steve Mann, CEO of UDIA NSW.

Kiersten’s assignment from Jim Betts over the last few months as the leader of the Project Delivery Unit, has been crucial to reforming DPIE’s focus on delivery outcomes and efficiency right across government. We are in a housing supply and affordability crisis and UDIA NDSW will work with Kiersten to develop policies to improve productivity and supply in NSW.

“We look forward to continuing our work with Ms. Fishburn in enabling our industry to return to growth, as we emerge from the impact of the pandemic and set a positive course for the future of our industry. At this time, we also thank Jim Betts for his experience and valuable guidance provided to UDIA NSW over his time in the role.” Mr. Mann added


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Deanna Lane 0416 295 898 or dlane@udiansw.com.au.