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Frasers Property staff appointed to UDIA NSW 2022 committees

News  |  20 January 2022
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UDIA NSW 2020 Committee appointments

We are delighted to announce that staff from Frasers Property have been appointed to UDIA NSW 2022 committees.

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW 2022 committees have been formed, and we’re delighted for the Frasers Property Australia and Frasers Property Industrial staff who have been appointed to support the policy development, advocacy and educational activities of the UDIA in NSW.

Employment Lands Committee 
Joanna Russell, General Manager – Retail Development (Chair)
Michael Robinson, Acquisitions Manager

The Employment Lands Committee exists to support the development of employment lands and increase the supply of employment lands in Sydney. 

Urban Development Committee 
Nadim Akari, Senior Development Manager

The Urban Development Committee is focussed on improving the development in existing parts of the city including urban renewal and regeneration, apartments, mixed-use and introducing the Missing Middle. The committee advocates for giving the industry the flexibility to innovate and achieve affordability in the urban environment.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Angela Wang, Assistant Development Manager

The UDIA NSW Diversity & Inclusion Committee is one of the key Business Advisory Committees for UDIA, it is focusing on improving and promoting diversity and inclusion in the UDIA and the urban development industry more broadly.

Young Leaders Committee 
Chris Munro, Assistant Development Manager

The Young Leaders Committee develops future leaders for the industry, aiming to support the development of the Young Leaders in the Committee by providing a networking forum with honest conversations, supporting broader impact through policy and research publications.

Infrastructure Committee 
Stephen Peters, Senior Project Manager – Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Committee exists to support the efficient planning and delivery of infrastructure in Sydney, with a focus on catalytic and social infrastructure the committee reviews policy barriers, as well as funding mechanisms for infrastructure.

Planning Committee
George Massoud, Design Director

The Planning Committee is focussed on improving the NSW planning system so that the community, government, and industry can live in a connected, accessible, and affordable future city. The Committee is currently focussed on small measures to improve the statutory planning system.

Strata, Community & Building Committee 
Samara Fitzpatrick, Senior Corporate Lawyer

The Strata, Community and Building Committee promotes the development of strata and community title and the ongoing sustainability of the community for the residents that live in the community. The committee provides a development perspective with a strong focus on building regulation, establishing new schemes, renewal and dispute resolution.

Illawarra Committee
Alex Facchin, Property Development Manager
The Illawarra Committee exists to support the efficient planning and servicing of development in the Illawarra region. The Committee also supports the industry’s profile in the region. The Committee is focussed on ensuring adequate infrastructure delivery and supply in the region.

Smart Cities and Sustainable Built Environment Committee
Kate Isaacs, Design Manager
Andrew Thai, National Sustainability Manager
The Smart Cities and Sustainable Built Environment Committee recognises the smart city agenda continues to grow in scope and now with all levels of government seeking to embrace ‘smart’ in various dimensions. Importantly, sustainability and reliance are also increasingly being intermeshed with the smart cities agenda. The committee will pursue a leadership and innovation role in the promotion of excellence in smart cities and sustainable urban development outcomes.

Land Development Committee
Ray Baksmati, Development Director
The Land Development Committee exists to support the efficient release and servicing of land across Sydney, with a focus on residential greenfield development. The Land Committee is focussed on key strategic planning and policy issues that delay or inhibit the timely development of greenfield land.

Joanna Russell has also been re-elected to the UDIA NSW Board, on which she has served with great commitment since 2019. Joanna not only lives and breathes the ideals of responsible development, community engagement and best practice sustainability in line with the UDIA’s principles, she also campaigns for greater diversity in the industry, the outcomes of which will resonate well into the future.

Frasers Property always encourage our people to participate in representative authorities and forums at a broader industry level, where their passion, expertise and relationships can contribute to better outcomes for all.

Congratulations to Joanna, Michael, Nadim, Angela, Chris, Stephen, George, Samara, Alex, Kate, Andrew, and Ray on their appointments.

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