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UDIA’s 2022 federal election platform

UDIA National’s comprehensive 2022 Federal Election Platform, “A Plan for Prosperity”, provides real solutions to kickstart the economy, create jobs, address the affordability crisis and ensure there is a home for all Australians across the housing spectrum.

Throughout the next few weeks leading up to the Federal election, UDIA National will be featuring the six key policy priorities that we recommend the Federal Government focus on and ultimately adopt, as part of a program of actionable initiatives that are vital for all sides of politics to kickstart Australia’s economic recovery, whilst tackling the challenging issue of housing supply and affordability.

A plan for prosperity calls for:

  1. A Home for Everyone – Deliver incentives for greater housing supply, development-ready land, choice and affordability across the spectrum.
  2. Population for Prosperity – Restart immigration, close the pandemic population gap and plan for growth.
  3. Core Infrastructure for More Liveable Communities – Overhaul planning, funding and delivery of enabling infrastructure linked to better outcomes that grow cities and housing supply.
  4. Make Planning Systems Work More Effectively – Incentivise better planning and productivity reforms by the States for efficient delivery of cities and housing, with monitoring/reporting by the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC).
  5. Streamline Environmental Approvals – Starting with the recently proposed, single point of contact system to improve the administration of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.
  6. Keep Capacity & Create Efficiency – Keep credit available, expand the first home deposit scheme to 15,000 places annually on new homes. Develop broad based tax reform including incentivising increased stamp duty thresholds to bring down costs for median priced houses.