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UDIA welcomes planning for growth and investment commitment for Western Sydney

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UDIA applauds the recent change to the planning provisions within the Parramatta CBD which will see more jobs and housing in Greater Parramatta. This includes 12,000 new apartments being created in Sydney’s second CBD and a further 38,000 dwellings along Parramatta Road Growth Corridor. With the renewed focus of Government on the six cities across […]

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A better, faster and cheaper planning process is possible in NSW says UDIA

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Today at its Annual Western Sydney Lunch, UDIA NSW launched a Paper on the Urban Development Program which calls on the NSW Government and the Opposition to complete the Infrastructure Contributions Reform package developed from the Productivity Commission’s 2021 White Paper.
 
The desire of the NSW Government to improve the supply of new homes to tackle the housing supply and affordability crisis in NSW, combined with the draft Infrastructure Contributions Reform package, creates a window of opportunity to greatly improve the alignment of state and local infrastructure delivery with planning.

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Infrastructure investment a key factor in easing NSW housing supply crisis

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UDIA NSW welcomes the announcement today by Treasurer Matt Kean of the June 21 date for the 2022-23 NSW Budget to be handed down and is keen to see the government’s continuing investment in critical infrastructure that would enable a strong pipeline of housing supply.

Last year, UDIA undertook major research with its members to identify specific enabling infrastructure in Western Sydney, the Central Coast, the Hunter and Illawarra Shoalhaven, that was currently a roadblock to supply and could be delivered in the next few years to re-fill the development ready land supply pipeline.

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UDIA responds to cancellation of Design & Place SEPP

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UDIA NSW welcomed Minister Robert’s announcement today regarding the cancellation of the Draft Design and Place SEPP.

UDIA had called for the immediate cancellation of the policy in our submission in February due to the unacceptable impacts on housing supply and affordability.

Throughout the process including the period while the draft policy was on exhibition, UDIA NSW always believed that the principles and intent of the Design & Place SEPP to improve design and environmental outcomes were right, however our chief concerns expressed in our submissions and meetings, were that the approach and method of implementation would have been disastrous for NSW and only made the housing and affordability crisis worse.

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City Shaping Infrastructure Is Great, But Where Will People Live?

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Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW has welcomed the Government’s announcement today of $3.3bn committed to NSW’s infrastructure pipeline.
Two types of infrastructure are critical to the future of Australia. The first of these is the city shaping infrastructure and the second is the enabling infrastructure that is essential for housing supply.

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State of the Land Report points to NSW housing affordability crisis continuing

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The UDIA State of the Land 2022 report released today on UDIA National TV, shows increased demand for housing has exposed historically thin supply pipelines and together with the pandemic driven materials shortages, has resulted in a further deterioration of supply and affordability.

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