The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is the development industry’s most broadly representative industry association, with more than 2,500 member companies spanning top tier global enterprises and consultants, to local governments and small-scale developers.

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UDIA National’s comprehensive 2022 Policy Platform – Resilience. Recovery. Reform. – provides real solutions for Australia to get back on track as international borders and immigration open to address the growing skills shortage.

Housing development and construction will be vital to underpinning the economy and meeting demand created by an increasing population.

Perilously low housing supply across the spectrum must be reversed to free up productivity and bring down prices.

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Declining Building Approvals a blow to ambitions to ease housing crisis

Declining Building Approvals a blow to ambitions to ease housing crisis

“Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics data on declining building approvals is a blow for Australia’s ambitions to ease the housing crisis and build the National Accord Target of 1.2m homes within 5 years according to the Urban Development Institute of...

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HAFF Investment Mandate Finalised … now the real work starts says UDIA

HAFF Investment Mandate Finalised … now the real work starts says UDIA

UDIA National congratulates the Minister for Housing on registering the Housing Australia Investment Mandate as the final hurdle to unlocking 50,000 affordable and social houses for Australians in need, under the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) and the National Housing...

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Building Approvals show Australia sliding further behind on housing targets

Building Approvals show Australia sliding further behind on housing targets

Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics release of Building Approvals show total dwelling approvals are 14% lower than 12 months ago and things will get much worse before they get better. In addition, detached house approvals are down 13% on a...

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Access to home ownership a step closer for Australians under Help to Buy  Scheme

Access to home ownership a step closer for Australians under Help to Buy Scheme

Today’s announcement by the Minister for Housing on the introduction of legislation that will give 40,000 families the ability to realise their home ownership dreams under the Help to Buy Scheme was welcomed by Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)....

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Housing and infrastructure must be integrated at the outset in planning for cities says UDIA

Housing and infrastructure must be integrated at the outset in planning for cities says UDIA

UDIA welcomes the announcement by The Hon Catherine King, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government on the Federal Government’s new Infrastructure Policy Statement. UDIA is pleased to see that Government has listened to industry on the need...

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UDIA Announces Col Dutton as National President

UDIA Announces Col Dutton as National President

Yesterday at the AGM of the National Board of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Col Dutton was appointed UDIA National President. Having served as National Vice President over the past four years, Col Dutton is well positioned to...

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