The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is Australia’s peak representative body for all segments of the urban development industry.
UDIA is a not-for-profit industry body dedicated to the representation of Australia's development industry.
UDIA's main purpose is to advance the credibility and integrity of the urban development industry.
UDIA is a federation of five state associations that aim to promote the urban development industry in achieving sustainable urban development.
Special UDIA programs provide greater rates of sustainable development and encourage professionalism and innovation within the industry.
UDIA has an important national voice in development matters, particularly in relation to initiatives for home buyers, urban developers, professionals and others who are involved in urban development.
We take a very active interest in government decisions and decision making processes affecting the urban development industry in Australia.
UDIA’s current policy priorities include:
• Housing affordability
• Land supply
• Tax and charges
• Climate change
• Provision and cost of infrastructure
• Planning system reform and consistency
The Urban Development Institute of Australia is committed to the pursuit of the following objectives:
- To promote the advancement and improvement of the urban development industry
- To serve and safeguard the interest of members
- To position and promote UDIA as the leading urban development representative body in Australia
- To secure the mutual support and cooperation of all urban developers and other members of the urban development industry
- To present a common print of view of members on matters of mutual interest to authorities concerned with urban development
- To inform the public and members and conduct educational seminars and conferences on topics relevant to the urban development industry
- To secure general acceptance of standards and principles that facilitate good planning, economic stability, ethics and public interest, and
- To provide information to members on all matters affecting the institute and its objectives, and to issue publications relevant to these objectives.
Activities of the institute include:
- Lobbying government to achieve positive outcomes for the industry
- Keeping members up to date on critical industry issues
- Organising conferences, seminars and other events featuring key experts and industry leaders
- Providing opportunities for business and social networking
- Encouraging excellence in development through Branch, State and National Awards
- Promoting a Code of Ethics for all Members, and
- Collaborating with other industry bodies to deliver optimum results for members