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

HRM have released Package B of their Centre Plan.  Visit  for fact sheets, interactive map and draft planning documents. Written comments on Package B can be sent to until April 24, 2020.

Package A was finalized and made law in late 2019.

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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

HRM & consultant Turner Drake are in the process of reviewing all Infrastructure Charges (Capital Cost Contributions) which apply to developments within HRM. 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 have commissioned a report from Altus Group on costs in HRM and Moncton, our closest equivalent in the Canadian Maritimes.

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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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