News: CBD

  • Jun
    2017

    Cooling Darwin

    The Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) is committed to the advancement of sustainable developments for the Northern Territory.  But one of the challenges faced by the industry in achieving...

  • 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...

  • Oct
    2016

    UDIA Awards recognise excellence

    The Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) has once again offered the local development industry the opportunity for outstanding projects to be recognised, both locally and nationally, through...

  • Oct
    2016

    Reinvigorating a great city

    The Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) has been a strong supporter of the Darwin CBD Masterplanning process, submitting an article to Business Review back in 2013 which described the plan...

  • May
    2016

    Taking new view of city heights

      The recent move by the Northern Territory Government to re-visit building height limits along Darwin’s Esplanade has been welcomed by the development industry and the Urban Development Institute of...

  • 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;...

  • Nov
    2015

    Deep Green: Activating our Urban Parklands

    All parks are not created equal.  To me, a park without trees is not a park - and nor is a park without people.

  • Sep
    2015

    CBD apartment oversupply not a major concern

    It is common to hear members of the Darwin community lamenting that there are already too many apartments in the Central Business District.  But while it is certainly true that we currently have an...

  • Aug
    2015

    Good planning is not about politics

      Lately some urban planning decisions made by the NT Government have been seen as controversial, with some commentary suggesting outcomes have been politically motivated, or based on favouritism.  

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