The Shoalhaven Committee exists to improve conditions for development in the Shoalhaven region by advocating for the coordination of growth, reasonable policies and feasible costs, and promoting the great work of our Shoalhaven members.

The UDIA Shoalhaven Committee members for 2019 are:

Lawson Fredericks (Chair), Fountaindale Group

Niki Willdig (Deputy Chair), Tovedale Developments

Matt Philpott, Allen, Price & Scaratts

Gordon Clark, Shoalhaven City Council

Cathy Bern, Shoalhaven City Council

Ryan Adams, Cardno

David Cannon, SET Consultants

Key Policy Issues

Our Illawarra-Shoalhaven Strategy for 2019-20 details what we want to achieve in the region.


The five key policy priorities are:

  • Housing affordability – fair and reasonable infrastructure charges

  • Development certainty – consistent application of policies and controls

  • Transformation – investment in rail connections to Sydney CBD and Western Sydney

  • Infrastructure delivery – alignment with growth, and catalyst funding for key missing pieces identified in our Building Blocks Illawarra-Shoalhaven

  • Housing choice – more medium density and small lots

Events in the Region

UDIA hosts a free Developer Forum with the local council each year to discuss key issues for the industry.