News: Affordability

  • Aug
    2017

    Developments make Darwin ready for growth

    Anyone who has been in Darwin for a few years will remember a time not so long ago when it was virtually impossible to purchase a new house and land package for under $600,000, rentals were...

  • Jan
    2017

    Tackling Darwin's property affordability

    It seems whenever I engage in a discussion about urban development around Darwin I am told that purchasers are only prepared to buy houses on small blocks because that is all they can afford.  This...

  • Nov
    2016

    Growing Darwin

    Early in November the Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) welcomed the announcement by Halikos Pty Ltd concerning the commencement of work on “North Crest”, located on the old Berrimah Farm...

  • Aug
    2016

    Revitalising social and affordable housing

     The Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) believes there are some excellent opportunities to significantly enhance the availability and variety of social, affordable and market housing while...

  • Mar
    2016

    Delivering Housing Affordability in the Northern Territory

    Recent political and media attention on negative gearing and capital gains tax, as well as suggestions that Australia may be heading for a “housing bust”, have placed a strong focus on investment in...

  • Dec
    2015

    Planning for our Future Growth

    The development industry relies heavily on planning systems that provide clarity and certainty.  This is critically important because land costs, particularly in and close to the CBD, are very high;...

  • Jul
    2015
  • May
    2015

    NT Government Tourism Spend hits the spot

    When the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) occurred in 2008, Australia remained relatively insulated in comparison to other first world countries, because we were riding on the back of a resources boom...

  • Aug
    2014

    NT Development Industry makes progress on housing affordability

    The Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) strongly supports enhanced housing affordability in the Northern Territory, recognising that making houses more affordable will help to attract...

  • Jun
    2014

    Development Industry Welcomes Budget Focus on Growth

      The Urban Development Institute of Australia Northern Territory (UDIA NT) welcomes the Northern Territory Government’s focus on growth in the 2014 – 2015 budget.  The recognition that the cost of...

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