Tanya Steinbeck to head up UDIA WA

Tanya Steinbeck.
Tanya Steinbeck.

TANYA Steinbeck has been appointed chief executive of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA WA), commencing mid-November.

She wil replace Allison Hailes who is moving overseas after nearly three years in the role.

Ms Steinbeck has a wealth of property development industry experience in WA across the private, government and peak body sectors.

“The UDIA WA State Council, is very pleased to welcome Tanya Steinbeck to the team,” president Nick Allingame said.

“She has a proven track record in senior management roles and will bring dynamic, informed and strong leadership to the institute so that we can continue to successfully represent our members, work collaboratively with government and promote best practice in property development in our state.”

Ms Steinbeck is currently the executive director – Regional Services Reform Unit at the Department of Communities.

The Reform Unit was created to deliver systemic change to improve the lives of Aboriginal people living in regional and remote communities in Western Australia.

As part of her role, Ms Steinbeck leads a team of 44 staff located across WA and oversees several multi-million dollar projects.

Prior to that, she was responsible for delivery of the Social Housing Investment Package at the Department of Communities where she directed the implementation of the $560 million program.

Ms Steinbeck has also held leadership roles in major development companies and run her own private consultancy businesses.

She was the inaugural UDIA WA Women in Leadership Award winner in 2016 and received a commendation for the award at a national level in 2017.

Ms Steinbeck said she was excited about the opportunity to lead the organisation and work with the development industry to deliver thriving, sustainable communities.

“I’m looking forward to driving policy and planning reform on behalf of a sector that creates significant economic and social value for the people of WA,” she said.