UDI is part of a national network of organizations.

We ensure that government policies dealing with the land development industry are fair, consistent and financially responsible, and lead to better-built communities and a way of life in Nova Scotia.

We are the largest organization representing the development community in Nova Scotia.

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Priority Issues

Our Association is involved in many technically complex, politically sensitive and community based projects and initiatives. Our Association has a proactive relationship with various levels of government on numerous issues.

Centre Plan Review

Status: Priority

The Keesmaat report on the HRM Centre Plan is now complete. The results were presented at a public meeting on May 9th; if you missed the meeting you can watch the video at, or view Keesmaat’s presentation slides.

We invite anyone interested to read the full Keesmaat Report, or a Key Recommendations document is also available.

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Status: Priority

UDI has long been concerned with providing affordable housing options to Nova Scotians. We closely watch government rules and regulations which may impact on affordability, and lobby for changes which will allow more first time home buyers into the market.

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Infrastructure Charges (Capital Cost Contributions)

Status: Priority

UDI supports fair and clearly outlined fee structures for all charges applied by HRM, however, we are concerned that unnecessarily high fees will increase the affordability of housing. We continue to monitor the review process, and have provided input where applicable.

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UDI’s membership includes Developers, Municipal Officials, Industry Suppliers, Construction Firms, Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Designers, Lawyers, Mortgage Brokers, Banks and Real Estate Agents.

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