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With the WA State Election taking place on March 11, the UDIA has been following the key election announcements and policy positions of both major parties with keen interest.

Early this year, UDIA WA released our Election Priorities, which includes 32 Recommended Actions, across six priority areas.

UDIA WA have undertaken analysis of the positions put forward by both major parties contesting the 2017 State Election.

Scorecards identifying the degree to which each party has committed to each of the recommendations are now available for each of the following priority areas:

  • A liveable City
  • Infrastructure Planning and Coordination
  • Housing Affordability
  • Taxation Reform
  • An Efficient and Effective Planning System
  • Certainty in Environmental Approvals

WA State Election Labor Policy Analysis

The UDIA WA State Election Scorecard



The UDIA State Election Priorities paper highlights the issues facing WA, as well as proposing solutions and specific actions to address and resolve the many challenges of development, to achieve urban outcomes that are sustainable, innovative and economically sound. UDIA’s six key Election Priorities, include:

UDIA State Election Priorities 2017



The UDIA Advocacy Agenda has been compiled by UDIA's technical committees and outlines the key issues facing the urban development industry in 2016. It includes responses industry believes the government should deliver, acknowledging that the timeframe for change will vary between issues.

UDIA's overriding objective is for quality, sustainable urban development in Western Australia and to work with the government to achieve this goal. Sustainable urban development relies on an integrated, whole of government approach to planning and development to ensure a coordinated, streamlined approvals process and the removal of duplication between government agencies and layers of government. Simply, a whole of government focus on achieving the vision set in Directions 2031 and Beyond.

UDIA Advocacy Agenda 2016