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Partnering to deliver a great city 11/03/2017

Following the result of today’s state election, UDIA is determined to work with whichever party holds government to achieve a positive future for Western Australia.

Following the result of today’s state election, UDIA is determined to work with whichever party holds government to achieve a positive future for Western Australia.

The urban development industry plays a critical role in delivering the homes, communities, workplaces and leisure spaces that we live and work in every day, as well as contributing billions in taxes and gross state product to our economy.

It is therefore essential that industry and government can work together toward successful development of the state and Perth as a smart, creative, prosperous and highly liveable city for the benefit of residents.

A great city attracts and concentrates talent, becoming a hub for creativity and a spur to productivity. That means we need to develop Perth into the true engine room for our state’s diversifying economy.

Perth has the potential to be one of the great cities, but we need to invest in the right places for the future.

I think we all realise that moving away from such a heavy reliance on resource extraction and facilitating future industries is imperative, therefore our built form must support and reflect the requirements of our changing demographics and economic diversity moving forward.

It is the development industry that has the capability and expertise to create the hubs, the amenities, the internal and external spaces in and around which our community will grow. We anticipate needs and trends globally, and we translate these trends into outcomes that balance an economic, social and environmental bottom line.

The urban development industry has the expertise and skill to pursue innovation at world’s best practice, from urban design and planning, to resource conservation and to the use of new construction products and materials.

That is why we want to partner with the new government to realise a positive long-term vision for Western Australia.

Provided the right policy settings, industry can showcase excellence in modern dense living styles and detailed visioning for precinct scale redevelopment that can benefit the broader community.

The government at all levels can also assist with engaging the community at the early stages of projects so that there is a shared understanding of a more diversified form of urban development across the state that will contribute greatly to the state’s economic development.

UDIA and the development industry are committed to creating a liveable, vibrant and diversified place for people in Greater Perth to live and we look forward to partnering with the next government to achieve that vision together.

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