About UDIA NSW

Officially established in 1963, UDIA NSW has grown to become the leading industry body representing the interests of the NSW property development sector. UDIA NSW aims to secure the viability and sustainability of the urban development industry for the benefit of our members and the communities they create. We represent the leading participants in the industry and have more than 550 members across the entire spectrum of the industry including developers, financiers, builders, suppliers, architects, contractors, engineers, consultants, academics and state and local government bodies. A quarter of these members are based in regional NSW.

Fifty years of commitment to the property development industry has provided us with the experience to build solid policy platforms that we advocate to key decision makers and leading opinion shapers.

UDIA NSW is driven by its members. Our president, council, chapters, committees, and staff ensure that we give members maximum value for their investment. Membership provides a unique opportunity to expand business networks, develop essential links to key industry stakeholders and decision makers, stay abreast of current industry issues, and truly influence the future direction of NSW’s urban development industry.

UDIA NSW members are represented by an elected Council of 13 leading industry practitioners who are responsible for the strategic direction of the Institute. UDIA NSW also has an extensive committee and regional chapter structure that involves more than 300 of the development industry’s key stakeholders in policy formulation.

Core Objectives

  • Promote high standards for the urban development industry.

  • Connect key industry leaders and organisations to foster growth through networks.

  • Drive policy initiatives that contribute to a growing industry.

  • Promote the principles of responsible development, better planning, efficient land utilisation and sustainability of resources for future generations.

  • Foster a continuing education and research program to support the industry and benefit others associated with urban development.

  • Promote greater understanding in the community on the role and achievements of the urban development industry.

UDIA NSW Life Members

Neil Bird AM

Herb Shields AM

Roger Collins-Woolcock

Allen Vogan

Geoff Davey

Bob Welsh AO

Julie Deane

Angus Dawson

Peter Lowry OAM

Ralph Bruce

Ralph Lucas OAM

Sean O’Toole OAM

Laurie Rose AM

William Kirkby-Jones AM

Michael Scott

Tony Perich AM

Laurie Kresner

Terry Goldacre

Bruce McDonald AM

Bob Winnel AM

Julie Bindon

Michael Corcoran

Roy Sheargold

David Gray

Kevin Alker

Judy McKittrick

Janet Righetti

UDIA NSW Presidents 1963-Current

1963-1964

Bruce McDonald

1992-1993

Richard Wright

1964-1966

Robert Ryko

1993-1995

Michael Scott

1966-1968

Glynn Brown

1995-1997

Terry Goldacre

1968-1969

J R Charody

1998-2000

Angus Dawson

1969-1974

Allen Vogan

2000-2002

Bain Donovan

1974-1975

Bruce McDonald

2002-2004

Roger Collins-Woolcock

1976-1978

Robert Welsh

2004-2006

Ralph Bruce

1978-1980

Geoffrey Davey

2006-2008

Ross Blancato

1980-1982

Robert Welsh

2008-2010

Judy McKittrick

1982-1984

Ralph Lucas OAM

2010-2012

Michael Corcoran

1984-1987

Herb Shields AM

2012-2014

Simon Basheer

1987-1989

Neil Bird AM

2014-2016

Martin Wells

1989-1992

Laurie Rose AM

2016-2018

Arthur Ilias

Current

Michael Sheargold