News: Planning

  • 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

    Making Darwin a Smart City

    The Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT), like its counterpart organisations around Australia, is embracing the Australian Government’s “Smart Cities Plan”, as are numerous municipal...

  • 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...

  • Jun
    2016
  • 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...

  • Apr
    2016

    Bold new world for the development industry

      During March I attended the Urban Development Institute of Australia National Congress in Adelaide.  Some of the trends occurring around the world are equally relevant in Darwin as they are in...

  • 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;...

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