About us


The UDIA Queensland’s committees ensure that we are in touch with our members and the needs of the broader community. The Institute has an extensive and consultative structure of committees to provide feedback and advice on a range of issues impacting on the industry.

Each committee is made up of volunteers from the UDIA Queensland membership. Committee members assist with the UDIA Queensland’s submissions, correspondence and position papers and general advocacy. Occasionally, working groups are formed to deal with specific issues as the need arises.

Committees are 'spilled' every two years. All of the policy committees were spilled in July 2017 and new appointments made in August 2017 for the two year period to August 2019. In the meantime expressions of interest are always encouraged as casual vacancies do arise. If you're interested in being involved with any of the following committees, contact MZaltron@udiaqld.com.au.

Key UDIA Queensland committees include:

Policy Committees

Twelve regional branch committees to guide the UDIA Qld policy on local planning matters. Information about branch committees is included under Regional Branches

Event Committees


The scope of this committee includes:

  • identifying and promoting efficient and effective planning and development assessment processes;
  • identifying and promoting environmental policies that strike the right balance between protecting the environment and supporting economic growth through the delivery of affordable housing
  • considering government planning and environment policy and reform proposals and recommending appropriate action.



The scope of this committee includes:

  • keeping abreast of tax changes impacting the development industry;
  • investigating and advocating for reforms to the taxation system to improve housing supply and affordability;
  • providing advice and recommendations on reform to relevant legislation including the Land Sales Act 1984, the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, the Land Valuation Act 2010, the Property Occupations Act 2014 and Building Laws and Codes
  • participating in any policy reviews, inquiries and discussions relating to economic development, infrastructure, taxation and property regulation;
  • assisting in the research and production of the annual UDIA State of the Land report.



The scope of this committee includes:

  • providing advice and recommendations on reform to local planning schemes and state government legislation (i.e. the Manufactured Home Parks Act 2003 and Retirement Villages Act 199) to help ensure that our industry can meet the accelerating growth of aged needs in our community.
  • the oversight of any other issues relating to the development of housing for seniors;  



The scope of the Advisory Panel includes assisting the UDIA Qld with: 

  • identifying aspects of BCC’s planning and development policies and practices that are impacting on the development industry;
  • identifying emerging planning and development issues and advising on an appropriate industry response to those issues;
  • the preparation of timely and rich responses and submissions to Council initiatives and policy changes, including amendments to planning schemes.  

Outside of the Brisbane City Council area, each of our Regional Branches is guided by its own committee.



The UDIA Qld Membership Committee helps to:

  • ensure our member services and benefits meet the needs of our members
  • supports the recruitment, retention and growth of the UDIA Qld membership
  • examine all applications for membership and make recommendations to the UDIA Qld Board for the admission of new members.


The UDIA Qld Annual Developers Conference brings together the property development industry and related professions to share expertise, expand frameworks of knowledge and to enhance industry relationships. A focus on key issues, cutting edge speakers and convenient locations combine to make this one of the industry’s premier knowledge building and networking events.

The role of Annual State Developers Conference Committee is to provide advice to the UDIA Qld in regards to the program outline including topics, speakers and social events, ensuring the Conference maintains a consistent outlook and direction with the Conference theme.


Board members

Lyndall Bryant, QUT Science and Engineering Faculty

Kirsty Chessher-Brown, UDIA Qld

James Coutts, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Leanne Doxey, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers

Graham Marshall, QLD Trust for Nature

Sandy Vigar, Environmental Resources Management Australia Pty Ltd

Nelson Wills, New Ground

Matthew Gross, The National Property Research Co.

Andrew Sly, Economic Development Queensland

Taylor Hood, UDIA Qld