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UDIA Press Releases:






Building Approval Records Tumble
UDIA Welcomes Strategy to Reduce Development Timelines

New Housing Market Still Strong

Local Government Boundary Changes

Residential construction sets new record

Senate must resolve One Stop Shop standoff

Enthusiasm and committment wins the day for young development professional

Mirvac joins UDIA Council

Over 20,000 Western Australian first home buyers in 2013

Small blocks now dominate

Perth's property market still hot as we head into summer

Grant changes lift first time buyer interest in new dwellings
WA Contruction Sector Strong

WA Dwelling approvals hit 25 year high

Dwelling construction lifts 32 per cent in WA

Perth buyers spend record 450000 on first home

Listings for new land fall to seven year low
Major leap foward in land supply 
UDIA questions cash reserve increase 
Glimmer of hope for homeless as interest rates fall
Say Goodbye to the future of beach lifestyle in WA 
UDIA welcomes moves towards meeting national water recycling targets
Mergers just the start of the reform process
New dwelling finance at 19 year highs
Twenty-two percent jump in FHB
New dwellings lead loan growth in April
Dwelling construction forecast to increase 27 per cent
Housing Affordability Supported by Rate Cut
New Deal for Urban Australia
Lots Brought Forward to Ease Land Supply Pressures
Housing Construction Continues Upward Trend
Home Loan Levels Up
Return of middle market pushes home loans to record high
Land sales at six year high
Housing Affordability a Key Issue for the State Election
Premier needs to broaden housing affordability focus
Housing construction rebounds
2012 The Year of the First Home Buyer
Housing finance at three year high

State Planning Strategy Released - Action the Key for WA
Accommodating our population growth the challenge for 2013
Loans for new dwellings increase for sixth consecutive month
Interest rates to help housing shortages
Rate cut pushes land sales to three year high
Institute declares decentralisation is essential
Residential construction to strengthen
Cutbacks paint a frightening picture
Dwelling approvals jump in August
Population growth double our new home build
Government scorecard shows more needs to be done
Young Economist Scoops Top Award
First home buyer activity up in August
Housing loans rise
Keralup joins queue waiting for deferment to be lifted
Loan Activity at Highest Level in 2.5 years
UDIA welcomes new water legislation   
Lower rates increase home loan activity  
First home buyer activity increases for fifth consecutive quarter
Building Act delays $300m of residential projects
The vibrant city is one step closer
Highland Reserve earns environmental accolade
Building Act still causing problems
Population growth puts squeeze on housing
First home buyer activity increases after May rate cut
South West population prediction points to boom
Land sales jump into recovery
State Budget shows the approvals system still has room for improvement
First home buyers driving increased real estate activity
WA housing finance commitments increase for third straight month
Building approvals at highest level since 2010
UDIA calls on banks to pass on interest rate cut in full
Dwelling construction in WA set to increase in 2012-13
Perth Waterfront development finally underway
Addressing Perth's growing transport issues a matter of balance
One-stop shop supported by development industry
UDIA supports finalisation of Cottesloe's Town Planning Scheme
New home construction data set to improve
Streamlined approvals process to cut development costs
Rio Tinto congratulated for benchmark Pilbara development
First home buyer activity highest since 2009
Perth celebrates its own Great Local Places with book launch
UDIA calls for 'reform not rhetoric' of State planning system at launch of new Advocacy Agenda
Call to move groundwater replenishment trial to implementation
Pilbara population surge puts housing availability and infrastructure under strain
Regional towns must be sustainable
Minister for Environment told by Federal Court to please explain
Leading indicators up for WA property sales
Rio Tinto breaks new ground in sustainable housing
Interest rate stability shows economic confidence says UDIA
Housing finance figures show market is rising
Rising rents and signs of recovery make home buying attractive


First Home Owner Grant rise shows confidence returning
Second rate drop welcomed by UDIA
Housing as affordable as the 1980s
Housing finance figures show confidence returning to market
Outstanding environmental development reduces waste
Rise in building approvals shows confidence returning
Interest rate "no news" is good news for homebuyers
Dion Warnock wins UDIA Young Development Professional Scholarship
Strategic Assessment welcomed by UDIA
UDIA Welcomes changes to federal environmental laws
Rates on hold welcomed by UDIA
Is a fear of heights holding back WA's urban development?
Housing finance rise welcomed by UDIA
Housing finance figures are welcome news
Flexibility for tourist developments welcomed
Energy saving Evergreen cuts carbon and power bills
Developer contributions could increase new house prices
Avon Ridge earns accolades for environmentally sensitive design
Private sector housing approvals up in April
Industry strongly supports water recycling initiative
Time to act on productivity report
Public transport winners and losers in state budget
UDIA Welcomes State Government housing strategy
Residential lot applications up sizes down in December
Smaller lots popular with West Australian buyers
Jump in lot development applications shows confidence in future
New habitat maps a win for Carnaby's Cockatoos and developers
Rate rise relief welcomed by industry
WA land more affordable than it's been in years
Homeowner confidence showing signs of returning
WA property developers win national awards 
Dwelling construction up in WA
Forum to give expert advice on tax, finanace and affordable housing
The Glades gets top marks for sustainability 
UDIA Welcomes Waterfront Project Funding
Land Sale Fall 27%

Finance Commitments up

Building Approvals up in Perth


Perth Land Prices Weather Property Market Storm  
Rate Rise Threat to Market
House Prices Up as Perth Market Strengthens

Plea to Hold Rates Steady - October
New Codes to Assist Higher Density Development
Coastal Setbacks Far Too Rigid

UDIA Award Winners Announced
Directions 2031 Infill Targets Need Incentives
Sales Increase Along with Land Supply Fears
Planning Approvals Reform Legislation will save new home buyers $$

Sigh of relief as rates remain steady

NBN Announcement big win for new home buyers

Industry welcomes Land and Housing Office

Rates up again
WA's Urban Future Investigated
RBA lifts rates

Boost to low income home loans

RBA holds rates steady


Infrastructure Australia Bid Disappointing
Approvals Reform Legislation Welcomed

Broadband Plan Threatens Affordability

Creation of Office of Environmental Protection Authority

UDIA Backs Changes to State Planning System - September 2009

UDIA Supports Development Assessment Panels - September 2009
UDIA Awards for Excellence 2009 winners - September 2009
Market Bouncing Back August 2009
Most sales since May 08 - August 20 2009
Sales Up 70% - May 2009
Budget Land Tax - May 2009
Last Call For FHOG Boost - May 2009
Commitment To Brighton Rail Applauded - May 2009
FHOG Boost Provides Lifeline To Property Market - May 09
Broadband Network - April 2009
Land Tax Changes Announcement - April 2009
Industry Welcomes New WAPC Chair - April 2009
WA Development Best In The Country - April 2009
Land Tax Changes - March 2009
WA Projects Vie For National Awards - March 2009
Continue FHOG Boost - March 2009
Council Amalgamations - February 09
March Lunch - February 09
Government Infrastructure Spending - February 09
Land Sales Buck Trend - January 09
First Home Buyers Boost Land Sales 72% - January 09