Weekly wrap: Everything you need to know about Stage 4 restrictions, Board election results, policy submissions & more time to enter the 2020 UDIA Awards for Excellence.

14 Aug 2020

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Stage 4, legally enforceable Directions for construction industry are now in place. 

Last Friday night, the Chief Medical Officer released legally enforceable Directions implementing the guidance and detail of Stage 4 restrictions on the building, construction and development industry. The Directions came into effect at 11.59pm Friday 7 August 2020.

Click here for a copy of the Chief Medical Officer’s Directions, issued 7pm on 7 August 2020 and effective 11.59pm Friday 7 August.

Click here for our industry alert, providing a summary of the key points. 

Updated FAQs on Stage 4 construction industry restrictions. 

Detailed Q&A’s have been developed by Business Victoria providing more information on Stage 4 restrictions in the building, construction and development industry.

Click here to go to frequently asked questions about the Stage 4 construction sector guidance. 

High Risk CovidSafe Plan: All metro Melbourne work-sites need one NOW.

Under Victoria’s current Stage 4 restrictions, construction is considered a high risk industry. 

All work-sites staying open across metropolitan Melbourne require a High Risk COVIDSafe Plan in addition to a COVIDSafe Plan, and they must be in place now. 

Please check the construction-specific Guidance and template on the Business Victoria website here,  and ensure each and every one of your work-sites staying open in metropolitan Melbourne areas is meeting the requirements in line with Stage 4 restrictions.

This is critical for industry and community safety, and to do our part to make sure the stage 4 lockdown is no longer than 6 weeks.

Important resources on the Business Victoria website include:

New and re-elected UDIA Victoria Directors.

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2020-21 UDIA Victoria Board Election process, which sees four re-elected Directors and one newly elected Director. 

2020-21 re-elected Directors. 

Ashley Williams
Founder and Managing Director
Evolve Development

Maxwell Shifman
Chief Operating Officer

Damien Tangey
Managing Director
Birchgrove Property

Ed Krushka
Project Director

Newly elected Director. 

Dean Gold
General Manager Metro
YourLand Developments

Resigned Director. 

Elysa Anderson
General Manager Residential Victoria

Our four re-elected Directors and one newly elected Director join the following senior urban development professionals on the UDIA Victoria Board of Directors. 

  • Jill Lim,Development Director, Land – Frasers Property Australia
  • Jack Hoffmann, General Manager VIC & QLD – Satterley
  • Tom Trevaskis,Head of Development Residential and Urban Regeneration Victoria – LendLease
  • Oscar Stanley, General Manager, Development – ABN Group
  • Emma Woodhouse, Chief Operating Officer – Salta Properties
  • Nick Holuigue,Partner – Maddocks
  • Andrew Fortey,Managing Director – PDS Group

We thank the Board for volunteering their time and expertise for the benefit of both the industry and the community.

2020 UDIA Victoria Awards for Excellence: Entry deadline extended to 18 September. 

Given the huge impact of Stage 3 and 4 restrictions across Victoria, the 2020 UDIA Awards for Excellence entry deadline has been extended.


Click here for more information.