Weekly wrap: Advocacy, Federal Budget, multilingual communication resources, water authority land development auditing update.

9 Oct 2020

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Advocacy in action.

UDIA Victoria 2020 Pre-Budget Submission.

In our 2020 Pre-Budget Submission to the Andrews Government, UDIA Victoria has recommended solutions that will stimulate Victoria’s building, development and construction industry, empowering our sector to reboot Victoria’s economy in the wake of COVID-19.

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What are we planning for?

Has COVID-19 thrown all your plans out the window?  What about the rest of the urban development industry?

Join our vSummit for practical tools and advice to help you balance the need to be both re-active and pro-active in the midst of this pandemic. 

Incredible speakers including Bernard Salt, Nikki Hutley, Sally Capp headline an innovative two-day virtual format, curated just for you.

Register here.

UDIA Victoria Recovery and Revival Plan for Melbourne’s CBD and Central City.

We need a bold, proactive plan to bring our city back to life.

Victoria’s COVID-19 recovery depends on bringing our CBD and central city back to life.  We need the people, jobs and economic activity that our amazing city has in spades to supercharge our recovery.

This is UDIA Victoria’s member-driven, thought leadership piece on the reopening and reactivation of Melbourne’s CBD and central city, in a COVIDSafe way. 

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National update: Federal Budget to fast-track Australia’s economic recovery.

UDIA National President

The Commonwealth Government has released a Federal Budget designed to fast track Australia’s recovery from the economic effects of COVID-19 featuring tax cuts, infrastructure investment and importantly, new stimulus measures for the housing sector.

UDIA National is particularly pleased to see initiatives consistent with our advocacy priorities – including revisions to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme designed to boost new housing construction.

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Important multilingual COVIDSafe message for industry.

Over several weeks, you will see important COVIDSafe communication materials tailored to reach our industry’s culturally and linguistically diverse people. 

This is part of an important campaign designed to keep our entire industry informed, engaged, safe and open. Download multilingual COVIDSafe communication materials.

What you need to do:

  • Access the multilingual COVIDSafe communication materials here.
  • Print the posters, put them up in your workplace, in all languages relevant to your workforce.
  • Share the social media tile with your community, colleagues, family and friends.
  • Tag UDIA Victoria and send pictures of to policy@udiavic.com.au so we can show government how committed our industry is to supporting the COVIDSafe mission.

Download your multilingual COVIDSafe communication materials.

Melbourne Water Retail Agencies (MRWA) Land Development Auditing Arrangements Update.

In response to the latest COVID guidelines, the MRWA has implemented aligned interim auditing arrangements so that land development works can continue in line with the current coronavirus construction sector restrictions.

Click here to see the auditing arrangements, effective NOW. 

Cutting red tape for small construction businesses.

Small businesses in the construction sector stand to benefit from tens of millions of dollars in savings through the signing of the Victorian Government’s Small Business Regulatory Engagement Charter.

Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford said that the charter would slash red tape and provide clarity for businesses on what they could expect from regulators – and what they need to do to meet their regulatory obligations.

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Appointed Chief Commissioner at the Victorian Building Authority

The Victorian Government has appointed Michelle McLean Chief Commissioner at the Victorian Building Authority.

Ms McLean is the first woman to lead the Authority and is an experienced Board Director and an expert in finance, governance and people management.

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EnviroDevelopment Professional Course | 23 October 2020.

Become a key player in sustainable development.

EnviroDevelopment presents you with the opportunity to expand your company’s skillset and become a key player in sustainable development.

Join us on 23 October for a 3-hour webinar that is a direct stepping stone to becoming a certified EnviroDevelopment Professional (EDP).

The course offers the opportunity to gain knowledge of the EnviroDevelopment program and stay in touch with latest trends and technologies in green communities across Australia.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to become an EDP.

Sign me up.

INTRODUCING… a new virtual home for the urban development industry!

Team UDIA Victoria is excited to share our new website – a digital platform that breathes new life into our member services.

It’s been designed to better inform, connect, educate and represent the people and organisations that make up Victoria’s amazing building, development and construction industry.

Learn how your user experience will change here.

 Check out your new virtual home here.

Issues? Reach out via the new priority enquiry queue here and select Website / Technical Issue as the enquiry type.

We hope you enjoy industry’s new virtual home. 

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