RELEASED: Spring 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office

11 Sep 14 - Property Council of Australia
The Property Council is pleased to release the Spring 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office, a supplement to the Office Market Report.

Report highlights bullish residential ...

08 Sep 14 - Property Week
The outlook for residential construction is strong, despite a gap in activity, according to the Australian Residential Development Outlook, a new report by RP Data and the Residential Development Council.

Terrorism Alert Level Raised

Terrorism Alert Level Raised

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



Energy Efficiency Opportunities scheme

Tuesday, 09 Sep 14
Governments often talk about slashing red tape, but don’t always follow through.

People Watch

Ken Morrison – Chief Executive, Property Council
21 Jul 2014
Ken Morrison is the Chief Executive of the Property Council of Australia.

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  • Canberra office vacancy rates align with expectations

    Canberra office vacancy rates align with expectations

    07 Aug 14 - ACT Division
    The vacancy rate in Canberra increased over the past six months to 13.6 per cent, according to the Property Council of Australia’s Office Market Report.

  • Incentivising local government modernisation

    10 Sep 14 - NSW Division
    The NSW Government has announced a record funding package of $1 billion to incentivise councils to modernise, with $258 million in funding for councils who choose to amalgamate.

  • Property Industry Survey shows optimism returning to the Northern Territory

    17 Apr 14 - NT Division
    The latest Property Council/ANZ Property Industry Confidence Survey index has shown Northern Territory to be one of only two states or territories to record a rise in positive sentiment.

  • Brisbane office market must transition

    07 Aug 14 - QLD Division
    Record high vacancy in Brisbane’s CBD office market is a clear indication of the need for a coordinated strategy to facilitate the transformation and re-lifting of older office buildings, according to the Property Council of Australia.

  • Daniel Gannon appointed SA Executive Director

    20 Aug 14 - SA Division
    The Property Council of Australia has announced Daniel Gannon as its new South Australian Executive Director.

  • Brian Wightman appointed new Executive Director

    02 Sep 14 - TAS Division
    The Property Council of Australia today announced that Brian Wightman has been appointed as its new Tasmanian Executive Director.

  • Threat to abandon the East West Link will hurt Victorian businesses

    11 Sep 14 - VIC Division
    The Property Council is deeply concerned by the State Opposition's announcement to scrap the East West Link project (Stage 1) if elected.

  • 2014 WA Property Awards

    10 Sep 14 - WA Division
    For the first time in WA, the Property Council celebrated Commercial Office Management and Shopping Centres Marketing and Management at one gala evening - the 2014 WA Property Awards.

  • Residential outlook strong – but shortage remains

    08 Sep 14 - Residential Development Council
    The Australian Residential Development Outlook released today indicates strength and stability in Australia’s residential development industry which is forecast to continue into 2015-16, but activity still stops short of meeting Australia’s housing needs.

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.


New USYD course to create industry experts

25 Aug 14
In 2015, The University of Sydney will introduce a new postgraduate course centred on high-performance buildings: the Master of Architectural Sciences (High Performing Buildings) is the first course of its kind in Australia.

Council plans to make Perth energy resilient

Council plans to make Perth energy resilient

01 Sep 14 - Property Week
The City of Perth has announced that it will safeguard the city against climate change and the impacts of rising energy demands with an initiative called Towards an Energy Resilient City.


Forward funding deals driving office market

21 Jul 14
Forward funding deals have played an instrumental role in getting as many as 30 landmark office projects off the ground in recent years, according to new research by CBRE.

Sydney and Melbourne buck office vacancy trend

Sydney and Melbourne buck office vacancy trend

10 Aug 14 - Property Week
National office market vacancy rates have risen over the past six months, but Sydney and Melbourne have emerged as the exceptions with falling vacancy rates due to solid demand for office space, according to the Property Council of Australia’s latest Office Market Report.


Property and construction to provide the ...

01 Sep 14
Australia’s economy will face a tough four years as it transitions away from mining, says forecaster BIS Shrapnel. But the property sector, in particular the residential market, could be the shining star of the resurgence.

Housing construction continues to climb

Housing construction continues to climb

01 Sep 14 - Property Week
June quarter figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that residential building work continues to strengthen, up 2.2 per cent in seasonally adjusted terms, with nearly $13.40 billion worth of work done.


Vacancies up in Melbourne retail

25 Aug 14
The latest research by Knight Frank indicates that retail vacancies are on the rise in Melbourne’s iconic shopping strips – and that the popularity of CBD shopping is largely to blame.

Shopping centre income growth forecast

Shopping centre income growth forecast

25 Aug 14 - Property Week
Income growth for the retail property sector is likely to be constrained over the medium term, according to BIS Shrapnel’s Retail Property Market 2014 to 2024 report.

Infrastructure & Planning

Growth plan good for South Australia

18 Aug 14
The Property Council of Australia says the SA Government’s plan to grow the state economy aligns with its policy objective of boosting the state through investment and development.

Employment boost in Western Sydney

Employment boost in Western Sydney

08 Sep 14 - Property Week
The Property Council of Australia says the government’s decision to expand dedicated employment lands in Western Sydney to leverage links to the new airport at Badgerys Creek will help boost employment numbers.

Capital Markets

Response to Asia Region Funds Passport

21 Jul 14
The Property Council of Australia states in a submission that the proposals contained in the federal government’s consultation paper on an Asia Region Funds Passport will not achieve the main objective of increasing managed funds investment in Asia.

APREA hails birth of Indian REIT market

APREA hails birth of Indian REIT market

11 Aug 14 - Property Week
The Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) has welcomed the Government of India’s proposal to foster a REIT market, which it contends will improve the transparency and professionalism of the Indian real estate market.

Shop Front

Property Australia Winter 2014

Property Australia Winter 2014
Team spirit triumphs: Collaboration and culture at Investa. Plus Kent Larson; Warren Hogan; 30 under 30; and residential and retirement living in focus.


  • 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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