Central Coast focus of regional development


The future of urban development across the state’s regional areas will be under the spotlight during the 2017 UDIA NSW Regional Cities Summit to be held at Terrigal 23 March.

Director of CKDS Architecture Caine King will be co-hosting the event, in his newly appointed role as Chair of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Central Coast Chapter.

Mr King strongly believes well planned and sustainable development is vital to creating long term social and economic benefits for regional communities.

‘With the rapid progress of construction on the Central Coast, our region understands the importance of building the right type of developments and facilities needed for modern urban environments,’ Mr King said.

‘From experience, we now know sustainable urban solutions require stakeholder commitment and a collaborative approach to ensure social and economic needs are met now and into the future.’

Chief Planner for the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Gary White will outline the government’s vision for regions during his opening keynote speech.  Delegates will also hear from industry experts covering issues and challenges across housing affordability, and the regional economic outlook.

The forum will also feature a panel discussion centred on ‘Unlocking the Regions’, with the event culminating in a networking dinner at Crowne Plaza Terrigal.

‘Industry forums such as this summit can help inform planning visions, decisions and processes to help build our future,’ Mr King said.