Policy Positions

UDIA WA POLICY PRIORITIES 2022

UDIA WA’s Policy Priorities for 2022 are once again built around the three primary pillars of environment, improving liveability, and building our economy.

The urban development industry plays a significant role in creating the communities that Western Australians call home.

Our industry is pivotal to the economic, social and environmental fabric of our state and the policy priorities that we advocate for are critical to ensuring that with positive collaboration, WA’s enviable lifestyle and sustainability can continue to improve.

Some of our key recommendations in relation to the economy include options to stimulate much needed investment back into the WA property market to boost rental stock, and a workforce attraction strategy for Perth and the regions so that we can get much needed skills back into the state now that borders are reopening.

In terms of liveability, we recommend actions that address the shortage of housing stock in the pipeline as well as providing a more strategic decision-making pathway for built-form and land development as well as effective engagement with the community around Perth’s future growth.

Finally, but very importantly, in relation to the environment, we are seeking a more strategic assessment framework to ensure consistency of decision making.  UDIA is also committed to forming a roadmap for climate action so that we can better support our members to transition to a low carbon future.

Working collaboratively with all levels of government to achieve these goals, we believe our industry is ideally placed to play a key role in the continued success and growth of our State for the benefit of all Western Australians.

The full document is available here.