The peak body for major property developers has released a wish list in local government reform, in response to the The Independent Commission against Corruptions investigation, into corruption risks in NSW development approvals processes. The Urban Development Institute of Australia or UDIA, represents 450 developers and consultants across NSW. It’s recommended an overhaul of local councils and a change to full time, trained councillors in a bid to prevent corruption. While the UDIA’s submission to ICAC focuses on changes that could be made to local councils Executive Director, Dr David Poole says a Code of Practice is being worked on for the development industry.

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