News: Planning

  • 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.

  • Oct
    2015

    Developing Darwin's Rural Area

    Darwin’s rural area is home to around 21,000 people, or 15 percent of the population of Greater Darwin.  It accommodates people from all walks of life who choose to live “out of town” for a variety...

  • 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.  

  • May
    2015

    Managing Darwin's Growth

    I recently attended the annual Urban Development Institute Congress in Sydney.  As usual, there were plenty of thought-provoking presentations and Australia’s growth, as well as the need for the...

  • Feb
    2015

    Planning for Darwin's Long Term Growth

    The Urban Development Institute of Australia (Northern Territory) strongly supports the planning focus which has been a feature of the current NT Government’s approach to guiding our city’s future...

  • Nov
    2014

    3 D TECHNOLOGY - A GAME CHANGER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY

    Earlier this year the Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) ran an event to showcase new 3 D technology which is now available to the industry.  The event included presentations from two...

  • 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...

  • Mar
    2014
  • Dec
    2013

    Building a Sound Foundation for Darwin's Future

    The Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) believes that the Northern Territory needs a solid foundation of planning, a capable and modern development industry and appropriate legislative,...

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