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  • Oct

    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...

  • Aug

    Potential for shale gas harvesting to re-build the NT economy

    Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) members, as for many other businesspeople in the NT, are currently experiencing very flat economic conditions.  How can this be the case, when economic...

  • Aug

    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...

  • Jun
  • May

    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

    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

    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...

  • Feb

    Population Policy vital to guide economic growth

    There has been strong political support from both Labor and the Country Liberal Party for the growth of our economy in the Northern Territory.  In fact economic growth has been a consistent objective...

  • Dec

    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

    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.