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

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31-Jul-2018 180731 Who killed the great Australian Dream?

Financial and housing stress have climbed across Australia as housing affordability continues to decline. In the past 10 years, wages have stagnated while housing has become more and more expensive.

Urban Development Institute of Australia Executive Director, Kirk Coningham said, “Today’s HILDA report paints a grim picture of our future. The 15-year trend shows housing stress has worsened in all major cities except Perth.

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24-Jul-2018 180629 Industry backs infrastructure facility

A $1 billion perpetual facility to finance housing-related infrastructure approved by Parliament on Thursday will help tackle the housing affordability crisis, in a move embraced by Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

“The National Housing Infrastructure Facility is a godsend,” said Mr Coningham, UDIA Executive Director.

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24-Jul-2018 180724 Benchmark for infrastructure

The nation’s peak representative body for urban development has praised the move by Infrastructure Australia chief executive, Philip Davies, to improve transparency and accountability in infrastructure decision-making.

UDIA National Executive Director, Kirk Coningham, said too often infrastructure spending is designed to deliver short term headlines over long term benefits.

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