THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA (UDIA) is Australia’s peak representative body for all segments of the urban development industry.

Media Centre

UDIA (National) will provide comment on behalf of the industry on national issues impacting the urban development industry in Australia. The Institute's media liaison may take the form of a targeted or general media release or a press conference. UDIA spokespeople may also be called upon to provide one-on-one interviews.


05-Apr-2017 2017 State of the Land

The ninth annual State of the Land report has been released. The report, sponsored by the UDIA and based on the National Land Survey Program (NLSP) by Charter Keck Cramer and Research 4, is a rare, "bottom-up" analysis of one of the most important housing markets in the country -- the greenfield land market.

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23-Jan-2017 23.01.17 Turnbull appoints new Assistant Minister to Treasurer

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has appointed Michael Sukkar MP as the new Assistant Minister to the Treasurer. Mr Sukkar’s key focus will be on housing affordability.

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04-May-2016 2016-17 UDIA Budget Member Alert

The 2016-17 Federal Budget has just been released and it sets the tone for the forthcoming election campaign.

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04-May-2016 3.5.16 Budget Boosts Foundation for Growth

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) welcomes tonight’s budget, acknowledging that the government has paved the way for an election campaign to be fought on infrastructure investment that boosts the productive capacity of our economy.

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24-Apr-2016 24.4.16 UDIA Applauds Turnbull Government for Confirming No Change to Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax

The UDIA has welcomed the Turnbull Government's announcement that there will be no changes to Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax.

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18-Mar-2016 18.3.16 New UDIA Life Member

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has awarded Ian Marker National Life Membership, in recognition of his service to UDIA and the development industry.

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18-Mar-2016 18.3.16 Nev Pask Recognised for Distinguished Service

Nev Pask, one of Australia’s most respected property developers, was presented with the prestigious Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Allen Vogan Distinguished Service Award at the 2016 UDIA Rivergum Homes Group National Awards For Excellence in Adelaide on Thursday 10 March.

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10-Mar-2016 11.3.16 Australia’s Top Developments Announced

Australian urban development projects that excel in innovation, sustainability and affordability, received prestigious Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) awards last night.

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08-Mar-2016 8.3.16 Peak Development Body Cautions Against Federal Political Uncertainty

A new State of the Land report by The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), has for the first time in its eight-year history, found that uncertainty at the federal level is at greater risk of hurting the property development industry, than state level policies.

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15-Feb-2016 15.2.16 New Minster Welcomed by Industry

The Urban Development Institute of Australia welcomes the appointment of Angus Taylor as Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation.

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15-Feb-2016 15.2.16 Industry Calls for Common Sense on Negative Gearing and CGT

The Urban Development Institute of Australia has expressed concern over the proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax announced by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten on the weekend.

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26-Nov-2015 25.11.15 New National President to Steer UDIA through Next Phase of Growth

Michael Corcoran has been elected unopposed as the new National President of Australia’s peak development industry body, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

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25-Nov-2015 24.11.15 UDIA Welcomes Government Response to Competition Policy Review

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has warmly welcomed the Government’s response to the Harper Review of Competition policy, and in particular, has applauded the Government’s support for reform to planning and zoning regulations.

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04-Nov-2015 3.11.15 15% GST Would Hit New Home Buyers

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has warned that increasing the GST to 15% would hit new home buyers and new housing supply at a time when housing affordability is already at crisis levels, and new home construction is driving the economy.

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02-Oct-2015 1.10.15 Increased GST would be a Negative Shock to Housing Affordability and the Economy

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is urging recently appointed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his new ministry to revitalise tax reform discussions with businesses and the broader community, so that a well-considered package of reforms can be taken to next year’s election.

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21-Sep-2015 21.9.15 UDIA Welcomes Appointment of Minister for Cities

The peak body representing Australia’s development industry has welcomed the appointment of Prime Minister Turnbull’s first Ministry, and is looking forward to a renewed focus on policy issues such as tax reform, and driving economic growth and productivity in Australia’s cities.

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20-Aug-2015 20.8.15 UDIA Calls on Treasurers to Work Together on Stamp Duty Ahead of Tax Talks

The peak body representing Australia’s urban development industry has called on the Federal Treasurer and his state counterparts to work together to phase out stamp duty, ahead of a meeting of Australian Treasurers in Canberra this Friday.
Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National President Cameron Shephard said that tax system relics such as stamp duty were holding back Australia’s economy, and that now was the time for governments to get serious about reform.

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30-Jul-2015 30.7.15 Peak Developer Body Condemns Inefficient Taxes

The peak body representing Australia’s urban development industry has called for a major shakeup of Australia’s tax system.
In its submission to the Federal Tax White Paper process the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has called for a shift in the composition of the tax system away from inefficient and damaging taxes such as stamp duty and large up front developer levies on new housing, to efficient taxes such as broadened GST, and a broad, low rate land tax.

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22-Jul-2015 21.7.15 Impact of Higher GST on Housing Cannot Be Ignored

The peak body representing Australia’s development industry has welcomed recent debate around tax reform in the lead up to this week’s Leaders’ retreat, and is calling on state and federal governments to engage in cooperative and productive discussions.
In particular, the Urban Development Institute of Australia has welcomed proposals to reform the GST, but has cautioned against increasing its rate, which would drastically increase the cost of new housing.

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15-Jul-2015 15.7.15 Stamp Duty Should be Replaced by More Efficient Taxes

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is calling on both state and federal governments to use the upcoming Leader’s Summit as an opportunity to work together on the tax and federation reform that Australia needs.

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07-Jul-2015 7.7.15 Report Reiterates the Critical Importance of Australia’s Cities

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has welcomed the release of the 2014-15 State of Australian Cities Report, which outlines the critical role of cities in driving the Australian economy, and ensuring Australia’s high quality of life.

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10-Jun-2015 10.6.15 Housing Affordability Remains a Major Issue for Australian Households

The current public discussion taking place around housing affordability highlights a huge and growing problem for thousands of Australian households, says the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

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10-Jun-2015 9.6.15 Abolishing Negative Gearing Won’t Fix Housing Affordability

The latest calls to wind back negative gearing miss the point when it comes to fixing Australia’s housing affordability issues.

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28-May-2015 27.5.15 Unfair NBN Charges to Hit New Home Buyers

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has strongly criticised the Government’s new NBN Greenfields policy, which will burden new home buyers with the cost of building the NBN, whilst existing households continue to get it for free.

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22-May-2015 22.5.15 Governments Should Take Infrastructure Audit as a Warning

The Australian Infrastructure Audit Report provides a stark warning for governments to start improving investment in urban infrastructure, or face the consequences, says the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

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13-May-2015 12.5.15 Budget Lacks Plan for Reform

Whilst avoiding the controversy that plagued last year’s Budget, the 2015-16 Federal Budget is light on the structural reforms necessary to drive Australia’s future economic growth. More focus must be placed on reforms to boost productivity, investment, and our standard of living, says the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

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11-May-2015 11.5.15 Time for Governments to Act on Housing Affordability

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has welcomed the release of the Senate Inquiry into Affordable Housing final report, but warns the report may be all for nothing unless the Federal Government makes a commitment to lead the actioning of the necessary reforms.

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08-May-2015 8.5.15 Budget Fix Requires Bold Thinking

In its submission to next week’s Federal Budget, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)
has called on the Government to investigate innovative new ways to improve productivity,
infrastructure investment, and take pressure off Australian households.

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04-May-2015 4.5.15 Is Australia Open for Business?

The Federal Government’s decision to slug law abiding investors and Australian developers with a host of new application fees will discourage investment in new housing, and puts into question whether Australia really is ‘open for business’.

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30-Mar-2015 30.3.15 Tax Review Must Target Inefficient Taxes

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has welcomed the launch of the Federal Government’s Taxation discussion paper.

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24-Mar-2015 24.3.15 UDIA Bestows National Life Memberships

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has awarded industry veterans Bruce McDonald and Peter Sherrie with National Life Membership, in recognition of their service to UDIA and the development industry. The announcement was made at the 2015 UDIA Calibre Consulting National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, which was held in Sydney last Thursday.
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20-Mar-2015 20.3.15 National Award Bestowed on Industry Great

Harry Triguboff AO, one of Australia’s most eminent property developers, was presented with the illustrious Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Allen Vogan Distinguished Service Award at the UDIA Calibre Consulting National Awards for Excellence last night in Sydney.

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20-Mar-2015 20.3.15 The Nation’s Top Development Projects Announced

Australian projects that push the boundaries in innovation, sustainability and affordability took prestigious Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) awards last night.

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17-Mar-2015 17.3.15 UDIA Report Highlights Boom in New Residential Lot Supply

The release of new residential housing lots is currently undergoing a historic boom across most of Australia’s largest cities, according to the findings of a new report on urban land supply to be released tomorrow by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

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05-Mar-2015 5.3.15 Intergenerational Report Highlights Need for Housing Reform

The Government’s 2015 Intergenerational Report has highlighted the need to reduce barriers to new housing supply to accommodate Australia’s growing population, says the Urban Development Institute of Australia. The report, released today, predicts Australia’s population will grow to 39.7 million people by 2055.

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04-Mar-2015 4.3.15 UDIA National Finalists Announced

The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) 2015 National Awards for Excellence finalists have been released, with the winners to be announced at the UDIA Calibre Consulting National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner on Thursday 19th March at the Star in Sydney.

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27-Feb-2015 27.2.15 UDIA NBN Special Update

As a result of UDIA’s strong lobbying on behalf of the development industry, the Federal Government has decided to delay parts of its new NBN Greenfield rollout plan, to allow industry more time to adjust.

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27-Feb-2015 27.2.15 UDIA Welcomes Delay, but NBN Charges Still Unfair

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has welcomed the Government’s decision to
partially delay the introduction of new fees on new home buyers for connecting to the National
Broadband Network (NBN), but is still critical of the new policy.

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26-Feb-2015 25.2.15 Government Must Carefully Consider Foreign Investor Fees

The Urban Development Institute of Australia has cautioned that excessive new fees outlined in a
Federal Government discussion paper released today could discourage beneficial foreign investment into Australia.

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28-Nov-2014 28.11.14 New UDIA Report Outlines Solutions to Australia’s Housing Problems

The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) new National Policy Agenda identifies four key areas for reform – taxation, red tape, infrastructure, and planning – to help boost new home construction, and ease housing affordability pressures.

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27-Nov-2014 27.11.14 Report Findings Recognise the Importance of Foreign Investment into New Dwellings

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has welcomed the release of the House of Representatives Report into Foreign Investment in Residential Real Estate, which has recommended better enforcement of Australia’s foreign investment rules, but no changes to the underlying policy framework.

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15-Oct-2014 15.10.14 Senate Must Resolve One Stop Shop Standoff

The peak body representing Australia’s development industry is urging Senators to reconsider a deal reportedly done to block the necessary legislation for the Government’s environmental One Stop Shop policy in the Senate.

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02-Oct-2014 2.10.14 Senate Must Rethink One-Stop Shop in the National Interest

Six of Australia’s leading business groups are today calling on the Senate to reconsider their position and pass the critical One-Stop Shop reforms as soon as possible.

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08-Sep-2014 8.9.14 UDIA Recognises Michael Scott

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has awarded long time industry leader Michael Scott with the inaugural Allen Vogan Distinguished Service Award.

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26-Jun-2014 26.6.14 UDIA Welcomes Stronger, More Independent Infrastructure Australia

The passing of the Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill through Parliament will create a stronger, more independent infrastructure advisory body, says the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

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14-May-2014 13.5.14 Budget Focuses on the Finances, not Economic Growth

In a tough fiscal climate, the 2014-15 Federal Budget has delivered what it promised to deliver, considerable savings on the back of major cuts to Government expenditure. However there needs to be a greater focus on driving future economic growth, says the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

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08-May-2014 8.5.14 Federal Budget Must Support New Home Construction

In its Pre-Budget submission the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has called for increased investment in urban infrastructure, lower taxes and charges on new housing, and cuts to unnecessary red tape in order to boost the supply of new homes and improve housing affordability.

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02-May-2014 1.5.14 Commission of Audit Report Released

The peak body representing Australia’s development industry has welcomed the recommendation of the National Commission of Audit to set up a central register of all Commonwealth property, with surplus property to be sold off. The Urban Development Institute of Australia has previously argued that the sale of surplus Commonwealth land would both help address Australia’s housing shortage, and raise revenue for Government.

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31-Mar-2014 31.3.14 UDIA Recognises Development Industry Excellence

The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) 2014 National Awards for Excellence were announced on Friday 28th March at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

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26-Mar-2014 26.3.14 UDIA Land Supply Report Finds New Block Sizes Continue to Shrink

The traditional suburban quarter acre block is nothing but a distant memory according to the findings of a new report on land supply released today by the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

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14-Mar-2014 14.3.14 Productivity Commission Report Shows Public Infrastructure Investment is Ripe for Reform

The Urban Development Institute of Australia has welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Public Infrastructure.

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14-Mar-2014 14.3.14 NRAS Should Be Improved, Not Scrapped

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is calling on the Government to make changes to improve the operation of NRAS and ensure that the program, which is fundamentally sound, isn’t unnecessarily abandoned.

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26-Feb-2014 26.2.14 2013 State of Supply Report Highlights the Need for Urgent Action on Housing Supply

The peak body representing Australia’s development industry has welcomed the Government’s decision to release the first stage of the National Housing Supply Council’s 2013 State of Supply Report: Changes in how we live.

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14-Feb-2014 14.2.14 Budget Must Lay Foundation for Affordable Housing Recovery

In its 2014/15 Pre-Budget submission, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has recommended removing barriers to new land supply, increasing investment in infrastructure, reducing unnecessary red tape, and reducing excessive taxes and charges on new housing.

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02-Dec-2013 2.12.13 UDIA Elects New National President

Cameron Shephard has been elected the new National President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, the peak body representing Australia’s development industry.

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27-Nov-2013 27.11.13 Housing must keep up with Population Growth

The peak association representing Australia’s development industry says new ABS figures highlight the critical need to improve the supply of land and new housing as well as increase investment in new urban infrastructure.

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08-Nov-2013 8.11.13 Abolition of National Housing Supply Council a Retrograde Step

The peak body representing the Urban Development industry has criticised the Federal Government’s decision to abolish the National Housing Supply Council (NHSC).

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13-Sep-2013 13.9.13 UDIA Welcomes New Government

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has congratulated Prime Minister-Elect Tony Abbott on his recent election victory, and is looking forward to working with the new Coalition government to address the challenges and opportunities facing the development industry.

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06-Sep-2013 6.9.13 Renters Mustn’t be Left Out in the Cold

Australia is currently suffering a shortage of almost half a million rental properties affordable to low income households , which is why it is essential that the next Federal Government commits to the extension of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). The scheme provides incentives for the construction of housing to be rented at below market rates to low and moderate income households.

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04-Sep-2013 4.9.13 Infrastructure Funding Requires New Approach

Whilst recent funding commitments to big ticket infrastructure projects have been a welcome development, neither the Coalition nor Labor have outlined how they intend to fund Australia’s infrastructure backlog, which is estimated to cost up to $770 billion dollars .

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02-Sep-2013 2.9.13 Why is Government Making New Housing So Expensive?

Australia is suffering from a housing shortage and an affordability crisis, so why is Government making new housing so expensive? Federal, State and Local Governments are slugging new home buyers with massive tax bills worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, saddling them with crushing mortgage debt and higher loan repayments.

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30-Aug-2013 30.8.13 UDIA Welcomes Labor’s Plan for Cities

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has welcomed Labor’s plan to boost infrastructure and jobs in the outer suburban areas of Australian cities. The plan proposes the appointment of a Minister for Cities, and the establishment of an Outer Suburban Growth Taskforce to develop a ten year jobs and growth strategy.

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29-Aug-2013 29.8.13 Opinion Piece - Leaders Ignore Economic Reality

Despite recent calls to address Australia’s severely unaffordable housing, the issue of our ailing home building industry has received very little attention in the lead up to the Federal Election.

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23-Aug-2013 23.8.13 Selling Surplus Commonwealth Land makes sense

The sale of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of underutilised Commonwealth land will provide a major boost to the Federal Budget’s bottom line, and land for new housing.

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is calling for the Commonwealth Government to undertake thorough, regular auditing of its land assets in Australian cities, to identify surplus land and make it available for housing development.

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22-Aug-2013 22.8.13 Housing Affordability Choked by Strangled Land Supply

We are now almost three weeks in to the Federal Election Campaign, and the major parties have yet to detail how they intend to address the ongoing housing affordability crisis, which is putting millions of Australian households in financial peril.

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is urging the next Federal Government to work with State Governments to strategically identify and roll out new land in our major capital and provincial cities, which will help increase the supply of housing and improve affordability.

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19-Aug-2013 15.8.13 PEFO Highlights Need for Tax Reform

The recently released Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook has highlighted the considerable challenges facing the Australian Economy in the coming years, particularly rising unemployment, larger budget deficits and below trend growth in wages and Gross Domestic Product.
The Urban Development institute of Australia (UDIA) is stressing the need for the next Federal Government to address inefficient and inequitable taxes in order to boost investment and jobs growth, reduce the burden of taxation on the economy and provide budget stability.

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09-Aug-2013 9.8.13 Government must address Housing Affordability to Reduce Homelessness

A severe lack of affordable housing in Australia’s cities is leaving vulnerable people without access to one of life’s most basic needs.
With Homeless Persons Week drawing to a close, the Urban Development Institute of Australia is calling on all sides of politics to outline their plans to improve housing affordability in Australian cities.

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08-Aug-2013 8.8.13 Australia Cannot Afford Silence on Housing

Despite wide recognition of the role the housing construction industry must play in transitioning the Australian economy away from mining investment, there remains a deafening silence from all sides of politics on the policies needed to achieve this.
With the Federal Election now only weeks away, the Urban Development Institute of Australia is calling on all political parties to detail their policies to ensure that the housing and development industry will be in a strong position to deliver economic growth, new jobs, and affordable housing.

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06-Aug-2013 6.8.13 Hidden Government Charges Destroying Australian Dream of Home Ownership

Exorbitant charges levied by governments on new housing are adding as much as $65,000 to the cost of a new home, worsening the housing affordability crisis and locking young families out of home ownership.
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is calling for the establishment of an inter-governmental agreement to ensure that local infrastructure charges are benchmarked between jurisdictions, and applied transparently.

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30-Jul-2013 30.7.13 Surplus Commonwealth Land should be used for Housing

Tens of thousands of new homes could potentially be accommodated on underutilised Commonwealth Government land across Australia’s major cities, increasing supply and improving housing affordability.

The Urban Development institute of Australia (UDIA) is calling for the Commonwealth Government to undertake thorough, regular auditing of its land assets, in order to identify and make available surplus land for housing development.

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25-Jul-2013 25.7.13 Housing Policy must be Election Priority

In the lead up to the Federal Election, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is calling on all major political parties to detail how they intend to make housing more affordable for all Australians.

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18-Jul-2013 17.7.13 UDIA Northern Territory Joins UDIA National

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) today became a member of UDIA National, further strengthening UDIA’s representation of the development industry in Australia.

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17-Jul-2013 17.7.13 Environmental Approval Reform Lost in Translation

The peak industry body for the urban development industry today expressed concern that Prime Minister Rudd is stepping back from vital green reform.

UDIA is calling for significant improvements in the operation of the EPBC Act to achieve more effective environmental outcomes and combat the rising cost of housing.

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09-Jul-2013 9.7.13 Coalition Plan to Improve Regulation is a Step Forward

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has welcomed the Coalition’s policy plan to reduce the regulatory burden facing Australian businesses. The plan proposes significant changes to the public service to incentivise red tape reduction, and make deregulation a government priority.

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02-Jul-2013 2.7.13 UDIA Welcomes National Infrastructure Fund Proposal

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has welcomed Infrastructure Australia’s recommendation to establish a National Infrastructure Fund.

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08-May-2013 8.5.13 Federal Budget Must Not Neglect Urban Infrastructure

The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) Federal Budget Submission states that investment in urban infrastructure must be a priority for the Federal Government in its upcoming Budget, as inadequate funding and poor planning are contributing to poor social, economic and environmental outcomes for the nation.

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02-May-2013 2.5.13 Urban Coalition Announces New Deal for Urban Australia

A new plan to improve infrastructure funding and strategic planning in Australian cities has been released today by the Urban Coalition, a diverse coalition of built environment groups including the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

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08-Mar-2013 8.3.13 UDIA Celebrates Development Industry Excellence

The 2013 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National Awards for Excellence were announced last night at Melbourne’s Crown Entertainment Complex.

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05-Mar-2013 National Land Supply Report shows why housing must be a Federal Government priority

The Urban Development Institute of Australia has today released the annual UDIA State of the Land Report which provides the most comprehensive annual assessment of land supply in Australia’s capital cities.

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18-Dec-2012 18.12.12 Julie Katz Re-elected as UDIA National President

Julie Katz was re-elected unopposed as National President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) at the Institute’s recent annual general meeting.

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04-Dec-2012 Australian Cities must Bridge the Housing Gap

Australia’s major cities need stronger urban renewal policies and better infrastructure delivery for new residential areas, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) says.

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31-Aug-2012 HOUSING SUPPLY ISSUES IDENTIFIED

COAG’s Housing Supply and Affordability Reform report released today correctly identifies the key issues impeding housing supply and affordability in Australia, the urban development industry says.

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18-Jun-2012 NEW FIGURES, SAME CONCERNING CONCLUSIONS

The National Housing Supply Council's release of its Housing Supply and Affordability – Key Indicators underlines the country’s housing shortage...

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13-Jun-2012 UDIA NATIONAL PRESIDENT JULIE KATZ PANEL DISCUSSION ON RADIO NATIONAL

Panel discussion on suburban living space and sprawl in Australia. The Victorian government is pushing out Melbourne's suburbs and Greens groups warn...

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15-May-2012 RADIO DEBATE HIGHLIGHTS INDUSTRY'S POSITIVE ACTIONS

UDIA (Qld)’s National EnviroDevelopment Manager, Kirsty Chessher, took part in a panel discussion on sustainability and growth on ABC’s Radio National ‘Drive’ program.

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08-May-2012 TOUGH BUDGET OFFERS LITTLE FOR HOUSING

Amid a tight fiscal environment, the 2012/13 Federal Budget offers little for Australia’s development industry...

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02-Apr-2012 HOME TRUTHS LAID BARE IN COAG REPORT

COAG’s Review of Capital City Strategic Planning Systems highlights key goals for government to ensure visions for our cities’ future are backed up by extensive consultation...

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13-Mar-2012 UDIA NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

The 2012 Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) National Awards for Excellence were announced last night at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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07-Mar-2012 UDIA LAND REPORT HIGHLIGHTS ONGOING UNDER SUPPLY

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has today released its annual State of the Land Report which provides the most comprehensive assessment of land supply...

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02-Mar-2012 UDIA WELCOMES RETENTION OF HOUSING PORTFOLIO IN CABINET

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) today welcomes the appointment of Brendan O ‘Connor as the Minister for Small business, Housing and Homelessness.

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01-Feb-2012 FEDERAL BUDGET NEEDS TO SUPPORT HOME BUYERS

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has lodged its pre-budget submission, calling on the Government to deliver a budget which will serve homebuyers and the wider Australian economy.

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30-Jan-2012 UDIA NATIONAL PRESIDENT JULIE KATZ INTERVIEW ON ABC RADIO

UDIA National President, Julie Katz, was interviewed by the ABC's PM radio programme on Development on Urban Fringe.

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20-Jan-2012 UDIA WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF URBAN POLICY FORUM

The Federal Government’s announcement of the Urban Policy Forum has been welcomed by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), the peak body representing the Australian property development industry.

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21-Dec-2011 NEW REPORT, NEW COUNCIL, SAME CONCERNING COUNCLUSIONS

The National Housing Supply Council's 2011 State of Supply Report paints an alarming picture of the housing supply situation in Australia according to the Urban Development institute of Australia (UDIA).

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19-Dec-2011 UDIA ELECTS NEW NATIONAL PRESIDENT

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has elected Julie Katz as its National President.

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12-Dec-2011 UDIA WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF NEW HOUSING MINISTER

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) today welcomed the appointment of Robert McClelland as the Minister for Housing...

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20-Oct-2011 UDIA NATIONAL PRESIDENT ON STATE OF AUSTRALIAN CITIES 2011

UDIA National President, Peter Sherrie, was interviewed by the ABC's PM radio programme on the release of the Federal Government's State of Australian Cities 2011.

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29-Sep-2011 AXE STAMP DUTY- END "DOUBLE DIP" FOR NEW HOME BUYERS

The Urban Development Institute of Australia, in its submission to the Federal Government’s Tax Forum, calls for an immediate scrapping of stamp duty on newly-built homes.

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31-Aug-2011 CARBON TAX: UDIA CALLS FOR INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC MODELING

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has reiterated its call for the Federal Government to provide the property development industry with greater certainty in relation to its proposed Carbon Tax.

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24-Aug-2011 UDIA WELCOMES CHANGES TO FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) welcomes the reforms to the national environmental law announced by Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

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10-Jul-2011 CARBON TAX- WHAT ABOUT HOUSING?

The Government’s Carbon Tax announcement provides little information regarding the impact of the Tax on housing affordability and the construction and development industry.

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04-Jul-2011 CARBON TAX SHOULD NOT PUNISH ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The UDIA insists that the introduction of a Carbon Tax should not increase the price of energy efficient new homes, whilst energy inefficient existing homes remain unaffected.

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01-Apr-2011 2011 UDIA NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

The 2011 Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) National Awards for Excellence were announced last night at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

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09-Feb-2011 NATIONAL LAND SUPPLY REPORT ISSUES DAMNING VERDICT ON HOUSING SUPPLY

The Urban Development Institute of Australia has today released the annual UDIA State of the Land Report which provides the most comprehensive assessment of land supply...

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01-Feb-2011 NRAS CUTS WILL IMPACT ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) opposes the Government’s decision to cut the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) by 15,000 houses.

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09-Dec-2010 NBN ANNOUNCEMENT A MAJOR WIN FOR NEW HOME BUYERS

The Urban Development Institute of Australia has labelled the latest NBN announcement a major win for new home buyers saving them in the order of $3000 per home.

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08-Nov-2010 NATIONALISING AUSTRALIA'S URBAN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROBLEM

UDIA National President Peter Sherrie offers valuable insight into the nation's affordable housing shortage on the Australian Property Investor Blog.

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02-Aug-2010 UDIA FEDERAL ELECTION PRIORITIES

The creation of a Ministry for Urban Development and Cities, and a long-term national urban strategy integrating infrastructure and land supply pipelines...

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02-May-2010 HENRY REVIEW

The Urban Development Institute of Australia, the peak body of the property development sector today welcomed the release of the Henry Review...

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27-Apr-2010 DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY WELCOMES 2010 "STATE OF SUPPLY" REPORT

The peak body for Australia’s development industry, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), has welcomed the release...

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11-Mar-2010 LUNA PARK CELEBRATES DEVELOPMENT EXCELLENCE

The 2010 Urban Development Institute of Australia's (UDIA) National Awards for Excellence were announced last night at Luna Park...

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09-Mar-2010 DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY DRIVING THE ECONOMY

The Development Industry has formally launched an Economic Report outlining the impact of the development industry on the Australian economy.

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29-Oct-2009 UDIA REPORTS FINS INCREASING UNDERSUPPLY OF LAND FOR HOUSING

The 2009 State of the Land Report, which will be formally released tomorrow by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), highlights the timeliness...

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