Invitation to Nominate for the 2021-23 UDIA Victoria Committee Term

25 May 2021

, People


UDIA Victoria is pleased to invite members to apply to join one of our committees for the 2021-2023 term.

UDIA Victoria’s committee structure activates expert knowledge and insight from across the industry, while providing members opportunity to learn, share and connect with each other on a regular basis.

Each committee has a different mandate,  enabling a diverse range of members with different skill-sets to participate and contribute to UDIA Victoria’s policy, advocacy, leadership and engagement initiatives in collaboration with industry peers and colleagues. 

Please read on for information regarding:

  • 2021-23 UDIA Victoria committee spill timeline;
  • Description of our policy committees;
  • Description of our industry engagement committees; and
  • How to apply to join one of our committees for the 2021-23 term. 

Please note: Given uncertainty around the COVID-19 situation, UDIA Victoria committee meetings will be held virtually in the foreseeable future. 


2021-23 UDIA Victoria committee spill timeline. 

  • 25 May 2021: Committee application period opens. 
  • 15 June 2021:  Committee application period closes – all applications must be sent to Toby Adams via email at toby@udiavic.com.au.
  • Week commencing 21 June 2021: All applicants notified of the result of their application, pending confirmation of company membership.
  • Week commencing 5 July 2021: All committee members to confirm membership status.  
  • Week commencing 12 July 2021: 2021-23 committee term commences. 

Want to join one of our policy committees?

Our policy committees play an important role in driving positive policy and advocacy outcomes for the broader urban development industry.

Committee members are pro-active, engaged and action-oriented. They make a commitment to contribute time outside of the scheduled committee meetings to engage in actions such as: 

  • being the UDIA Victoria representative on a technical stakeholder reference group;
  • assisting in the writing of UDIA Victoria submissions; and
  • providing case studies and examples to take to government for illustrative and advocacy purposes.

Which one do you want to join?

  • Urban Renewal and Built Form Committee
    • Promotes fiscal, planning and building policy and legislation that facilitates the delivery of new housing in urban renewal and infill areas.
    • Meets monthly, on the 1st Thursday of each month, 11am-12pm. 
    • Committee members are required to attend at least 8/12 meetings per year.
       
  • Finance and Investment Committee
    • Supports regulatory and tax reform in favour of a healthy housing market, and communicates the impact and nature of taxes and charges affecting industry to State Government and key decision-makers. 
    • Meets monthly, on the 4th Friday of each month, 10-11am.
    • Committee members are required to attend at least 8/12 meetings per year.
       
  • Innovation, Sustainability and Technology Committee
    • Champions the adoption of new technologies and innovations that will advance our communities and encourage sustainable urban development in line with UDIA Victoria’s broader policy positions.
    • Meets every 6 weeks, on a Tuesday, 10-11am. 
    • Committee members permitted to miss a maximum of 3 meetings per year.
       
  • Planning Committee
    • Drives reform and improvement of Victoria’s planning system to facilitate development that meets housing, community and industry requirements.
    • Meets monthly, on the 4th Thursday of each month, 11am-12pm. 
    • Committee members are required to attend at least 8/12 meetings per year.
       
  • Greenfield Development Committee
    • Focussed on the timely and cost-effective provision of new housing, infrastructure and services across Victoria’s greenfield areas.
    • Meets monthly, on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 11am-12pm. 
    • Committee members are required to attend at least 8/12 meetings per year.
  • Regional: Geelong Chapter (Barwon Region)
    • Plays a proactive and collaborative role in policy development on issues of importance to the evolution of Geelong as Victoria’s second capital city.
    • Meets monthly, on the 1st Monday of each month, 9-10am. 
    • Committee members are required to attend at least 8/12 meetings per year.
       
  • Regional: Bendigo Chapter (Northern Region)
    • Delivers development industry representation on matters relating to the overall direction and development outcomes within Victoria’s northern region.
    • Meets monthly, with Committee members required to attend at least 8/12 meetings per year.
    • Meeting day and time to be confirmed.

Want to join one of our industry engagement committees?

Our Industry Engagement Committees play a vital role in capturing industry views that inform UDIA Victoria’s member engagement initiatives. 

Committee members are pro-active, engaged and action-oriented. They make a commitment to contribute time outside of the scheduled committee meetings to engage in actions such as: 

  • organising events including sourcing speakers;
  • marketing all committee-led events and initiatives; and
  • maintaining any committee-led initiatives e.g. social media pages, web pages.

Which one do you want to join?

  • Outlook Young Professionals Committee (Under 35s) 
    • Promotes greater engagement, participation and exposure for young people across the sector through a range of initiatives including events, networking, mentoring and communications.
    • Meets every 6 weeks, with Committee members permitted to miss a maximum of 3 meetings per year.
    • Meeting day and time to be confirmed. 
       
  • Engagement and Diversity Committee
    • Champions diversity and inclusion across industry through development and delivery of progressive, meaningful and fun engagement pathways that inspire cultural change and address barriers to industry participation.
    • Meets every 6 weeks, with Committee members permitted to miss a maximum of 3 meetings per year.
    • Meeting day and time to be confirmed. 

Please note: The Engagement and Diversity Committee represents a merger of the Women in Property Committee, and the Leadership, Industry Workforce and Diversity Committee. The merger is a nod to the wonderful work of the Women in Property Committee over several years, which has led to overwhelming feedback that there is less of a need to explicitly focus on inclusion with regards to women across the industry, and that it would be beneficial to open up the committee’s mandate to focus on inclusion across other industry demographics.

We are so excited for this next chapter in our Diversity and Inclusion Mandate! 


How to apply. 

To nominate to join a UDIA Victoria committee for the 2021-23 term, please send your application to Toby Adams via email at toby@udiavic.com.au by COB Tuesday 15 June 2021. 

In your email application please include:

  • Your name, job title and company 
  • Name of the committee you are applying for, and a statement on how your skill-set and experience relates to the relevant committee’s mandate 
  • Indicate your 2nd and 3rd committee preference (if applicable)
  • Indicate whether your company has renewed its UDIA Victoria membership for 2021-22.

Please note: Committee opportunities are available exclusively to UDIA Victoria members. We cannot approve any committee members who belong to a non-UDIA Victoria member company. If you are unsure whether your company has renewed its membership, please ask your main company representative (likely your CEO or equivalent), or your Accounts Director. If still unsure, please note this in your committee application and our accounts team can check for you. 

Please note: Each member company may have a maximum of one representative per committee. If several people from your company apply to sit on the same UDIA Victoria committee, we will only be able to accept one company representative. This ensures we give the membership equal opportunity to participate in our committees. 


Don’t delay! Your committee application must be in by 15 June 2021.

Send your application to Toby Adams: toby@udiavic.com.au


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