The Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) today became a member of UDIA National, further strengthening UDIA’s representation of the development industry in Australia.

UDIA National President Julie Katz and UDIA (NT) President Kerry Osborne signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalising the relationship at a ceremony in Darwin today.

“The Northern Territory’s entry into UDIA National, and the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding demonstrates just how much UDIA (NT) has achieved in only a few short years” said Ms Katz.

UDIA (NT) was established in 2009 after initially beginning as a branch of UDIA (QLD). The entry of UDIA (NT) into UDIA National means that UDIA now has offices in all mainland states and territories.

The Northern Territory will significantly benefit from UDIA (NT)’s membership of UDIA National by providing the Territory’s development industry with a greater influence with the Federal Government, as well as a stronger national profile.

It will also provide the local industry with access to additional networking events and opportunities, professional development programs, and UDIA’s wealth of policy research and collective industry knowledge.

“This new agreement will give UDIA (NT) access to the best that UDIA has to offer nationally” said Ms Katz.

A highlight of UDIA (NT)’s membership of UDIA National is the potential for Northern Territory projects to be eligible for UDIA Awards, which recognise the achievements of Australia’s finest development projects.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Northern Territory projects being showcased among the best the industry has to offer” said Ms Katz.

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