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2018 UDIA Developers Summit Round-up

25 Oct 2018

UDIA Victoria is proud to have hosted the 2018 UDIA Developers Summit on Friday 26 October. Thank you to all sponsors, presenters and attendees who made the day possible.

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Homes for Homes: Funds for affordable housing

25 Oct 2018

Homes for Homes, established by The Big Issue, tackles Australia’s chronic shortage of 200,000 social and affordable homes by raising money through donations from property sales. Individuals or developers can register properties for a tax deductible donation of 0.1% of the sale price of a property, with a disbursement made at settlement.

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Coalition Announces Population Commission

4 Oct 2018

The Victorian division of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA Victoria) has welcomed the long-term vision for managing Victoria’s population growth outlined by the Liberal National Coalition but cautioned that the strategy should redirect its focus from slowing growth to speeding up infrastructure and services delivery.

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Opinion: We Are Leaving An Intergenerational Time Bomb

14 Sep 2018

A thought-leading opinion piece on the role the private sector can take in the provision of social and affordable housing.

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Smart Planning Update

13 Sep 2018

It’s been a busy couple of months for DELWP’s Smart Planning Department! Keep reading for an update on their activities, including Permits Online, ATS Authoring and the Smart Planning Roadshow.

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Labor Government Commits To New Streamlining For Growth Initiatives

24 Aug 2018

In an announcement that aligns closely with the UDIA Advocacy Agenda, the Minister for Planning has granted $5.7 million funding for 51 projects that will cut red tape, streamline approval processes and help councils plan for the future under the Victorian Planning Authority’s (VPA) Streamlining for Growth program.

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New Board To Oversee Fishermans Bend

10 Aug 2018

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a Fishermans Bend Development Board to ensure the project remains on track and adheres to the highest levels of governance.