The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is the leading industry group representing the property development sector.  Our advocacy is focussed on developing liveable, affordable and connected smart cities.

We advocate for access to land for development, encourage the creation of a positive regulatory environment and an equitable system of taxation and charges on consumers, all with the aim of creating amazing urban environments.

We believe in supporting our members and the government collaborating to create affordable, sustainable, and liveable communities.

We offer solutions-based advocacy following three main themes:

  • Sufficient land supply

  • Timely and affordable infrastructure

  • Better planning

Our Policy Agenda

The 2022 UDIA NSW Policy Platform – Supply Wars… a New Hope focuses on 8 policy priorities to guide our advocacy throughout 2022. The priorities deal with the housing and affordability crisis we face, fixing the worst planning system in Australia and setting up our state to create great places for our future and to protect the environment.

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Representing the Regions

The regions are an important part of UDIA NSW’s advocacy and membership. We have a strong presence in the regions, with local Chapters operating in the Hunter, Central Coast, Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

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Our Policy Committees

The UDIA NSW Committee program is the cornerstone of UDIA NSW Policy Development and Advocacy. Every year we reconstitute our Committee membership to ensure UDIA has the best advisers available to create a better operating environment for the development industry.

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UDIA NSW communicates frequently with members, key industry stakeholder, the NSW Government, and Departments. We regularly make submissions on critical issues affecting the development sector.  

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