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UDIA NSW backing regulatory building reform

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From 1 September 2020, the NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler OAM will have wide-ranging powers to stop work on defective buildings to prevent any building products showing signs of serious defects from entering the market. UDIA NSW CEO Steve Mann says the changes are being welcomed by quality operators in the industry as a move to restore confidence and stop the tarring of good developers with bad news stories emanating from a small percentage of risky developers, builders and certifiers.

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Our industry resilience will power the NSW economy – President’s Speech

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I think it’s fair to say, we are now in the eye of the storm of this global pandemic, and here at UDIAwe are more determined than ever to make the development industry into the driving force behind the economic recovery from COVID-19.

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UDIA NSW launches new interactive data dashboard

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UDIA NSW has put together an interactive dashboard to allow members to dive deeper into approvals data for the last 3 years.

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UDIA NSW welcomes new appointments for WPCA and GSC

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UDIA NSW CEO Steve Mann congratulates Jane Fitzgerald on her appointment as interim chief executive of the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC). Mr Mann also extends his congratulations to Dr Sarah Hill for her appointment to the newly formed Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA), an expansion of the Western City Aerotropolis Authority (WCAA).

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Dwelling approvals and completions data released by DPIE

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Data released yesterday by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) shows there were only 33,000 approvals in Greater Sydney over the year to May 2020, which is the lowest number of approvals reported since September 2013. This underscores UDIA’s strong disappointment with the Government’s acceleration program and its failure to drive an uptick in approvals. 

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Political Alert – Planning delivery unit must deliver (NSW)

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Wednesday 01 July 2020 (Sydney, Australia) – UDIA NSW Chief Executive, Steve Mann, welcomed todays announced Planning Delivery Unit. Many precincts have been long delayed in delivery and this One-Stop-Shop must unlock these major projects.

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