News: Urban Planning

  • 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;...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Jul
    2014

    Coping with the Growth of a new Frontier

    With the Territory progressively embracing development of the north, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Northern Territory) believes it is timely to consider the challenges this will...

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