Senate must rethink one-stop shop in the ...

Today - Property Council
Six of Australia’s leading business groups are today calling on the Senate to reconsider their position and pass the critical One-Stop Shop reforms as soon as possible.

China’s property market: arresting the slide

30 Sep 14 - Geoff Raby
China’s government is moving quickly to put a floor under the weakening property market. Its goal is to prevent this key sector causing wider economic effects as the market’s cyclical adjustment extends.

Terrorism Alert Level Raised

Terrorism Alert Level Raised

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced that Australia’s national terrorism public alert level has been raised to ‘high’.



Government’s plan for Newcastle CBD ticks all the boxes

Wednesday, 01 Oct 14
As the 2015 NSW election gets closer, the political rhetoric from some candidates is moving from the sublime to the ridiculous.

People Watch

Daniel Gannon
22 Sep 2014
Daniel Gannon is the Executive Director of the South Australian Division of the Property Council of Australia.

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Retirement Living

Nominate a rising star

21 Jul 14
The Rising Generation Award is an opportunity to celebrate the success of young individuals who display innovation and leadership in their work and uphold the values of the retirement living industry.

Super stress for retirees

Super stress for retirees

28 Jul 14 - Property Week
Current superannuation structures may soon lead to hundreds of thousands of retirees renting, downsizing or moving in with their children because of dwindling retirement funds, says Club Plus Super.


GreenPower at risk under RET changes

24 Sep 14
The highly successful GreenPower program faces a precarious future if proposed changes to the Renewable Energy Target go ahead, according to the Property Council of Australia.

Rory Martin named Future Green Leader

Rory Martin named Future Green Leader

26 Sep 14 - Property Week
Rory Martin, national sustainability manager with dwp|suters, was named the Green Building Council of Australia’s 2014 Future Green Leader at the launch last week of the Future Green Leaders network in Sydney.


Fringe office markets attract investors

Fringe office markets attract investors

26 Sep 14 - Property Week
A high level of interest from foreign investors in office property is driving up asset valuations across some locations, leading buyers to fringe areas in major cities, according to Australian Unity Real Estate Investment.


Strong housing activity and strong financial system not mutually exclusive

Strong housing activity and strong financial system not mutually exclusive

26 Sep 14 - Property Council
The RBA needs to exercise caution before introducing macro-prudential reforms which may give rise to unintended outcomes according to the Property Council of Australia.


Optimistic outlook for shopping centres

22 Sep 14
According to the latest m3property Shopping Centre report, the outlook for shopping centres in Australia is cautiously optimistic, with a rebound in consumer confidence expected to support retail sales growth and leasing demand into the future.

SCCA Marketing Awards finalists announced

SCCA Marketing Awards finalists announced

26 Sep 14 - Property Week
Now that the finalists for the Shopping Centre Council of Australia Marketing Awards 2014 have been announced, the judges will determine the best shopping centre marketing campaigns of the past year.

Infrastructure & Planning

Melbourne’s East West Link under threat

22 Sep 14
The Victorian State Opposition’s announcement that, if elected, it will abandon the East West Link project (Stage 1) has sent a shockwave through the property industry and threatens to derail planning for the state’s growth.

Plan to revitalise Townsville CBD released

Plan to revitalise Townsville CBD released

26 Sep 14 - Property Week
The Property Council and the Townsville Chamber of Commerce have released a report outlining key steps for reinvigorating Townsville’s CBD and making it the vibrant heart of the region.

Capital Markets

AREIT's performance rebounds from GFC woes

08 Sep 14
A summary of the AREIT sector for Q4 FY13–14 shows that it has rebounded strongly since the GFC, characterised by improvements in AREIT’s balance sheets and favourable market fundamentals.

Foreign capital flocks to Australia

Foreign capital flocks to Australia

22 Sep 14 - Property Week
Australia’s commercial real estate sector continues to be attractive for foreign capital, according to a CBRE report on the increasing appeal of the country as an investment destination.

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Property Australia Spring 2014

Property Australia Spring 2014
Growth and diversity: Stephen Conry's twin passions


  • July 2014 Office Market Report
    Total Vacancy by Capital City
    Sydney CBD 8.4% icon arrow green down
    Melbourne CBD 8.5% icon arrow green down
    Canberra 13.6%
    Brisbane CBD 14.7%
    Perth CBD 11.8%
    Adelaide CBD 13.8%

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  • Q2 2014 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  9.7% green arrow up
    Retail  9.8% green arrow up
    Office  9.0% green arrow up
    Industrial  12.1% green arrow up
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  12.9% green arrow up
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  17.4% green arrow up
    CBA Bond: All Series, All Maturities  7.0% green arrow up
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  • May 2014 Construction Activity Forecasts
    Annual Growth Rates by Sector
    Residential (3 Year) 4.3%
    Residential (6 Year) 2.3%
    Residential (9 Year) 2.2%     
    Non-Residential (3 Year) 0.4%
    Non-Residential (6 Year) 0.6%
    Non-Residential (9 Year) 1.1%
    Engineering (3 Year) -5.4%
    Engineering (6 Year) -3.8%
    Engineering (9 Year) -1.8%
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