Win for Victorian home buyers

Today - Property Week
The Victorian Government has agreed to exempt Australian developers with foreign ownership from the new stamp duty surcharge on foreign investment, saving future homebuyers thousands of dollars.

Infrastructure audit a wake-up call for smarter ...

Today - Property Week
The costs of congestion is predicted to escalate to $53 billion a year by 2031 unless there is greater investment and better planning in city infrastructure, the Australian Infrastructure Audit has found.

Audit a wake up call for smarter city building

Audit a wake up call for smarter city building

The release of the Australian Infrastructure Audit should serve as a wake up call for how we plan our cities and manage growth in coming decades, according to the Property Council of Australia.



A strong voice for the industry

Wednesday, 20 May 15
A greater role in the political life of the nation. This is one of the Property Council’s core strategic goals for the next few years.

People Watch

Chris Mountford
20 Nov 2014
Chris Mountford is the Executive Director of the Queensland Division of the Property Council of Australia.

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  • 2015/16 Budget Wrap Up – What Does It Really Mean?

    2015/16 Budget Wrap Up – What Does It Really Mean?

    18 May 15 - NT Division
    The last few weeks have seen both the Territory and Federal Budgets handed down. But what does this mean for the Territory?

  • More construction and jobs, but confidence falls

    23 Apr 15 - QLD Division
    Despite a decline in confidence from the property industry in Queensland, there are a series of underlying positives; according to a new survey of Australia’s property industry.

  • SA property confidence drops again

    23 Apr 15 - SA Division
    Confidence levels in South Australia’s property sector have dipped for the second consecutive quarter, according to a leading indicator of business sentiment.

  • Expectations of economic growth

    23 Apr 15 - TAS Division
    Industry leaders in the Tasmanian property and construction sector have continued to express their positive expectations about doing business in Tasmania according to the latest ANZ/Property Council Survey.

  • Homebuyers dodge affordability bullet

    Yesterday - VIC Division
    The Property Council and the UDIA have secured a major win for homebuyers by successfully negotiating exemptions from the Government’s new international investor taxes.

  • Tax Reform And Asset Sales Priorities After The Budget

    21 May 15 - WA Division
    Following the recent State Budget, the Property Council is calling on State Government to fully engage in tax reform and move quickly on identifying the new round of government land and property assets they intend to sell.

  • NBN New Developments Committee update

    18 Mar 15 - Residential Development Council
    The Federal Government's new Telecommunications Infrastructure in New Developments Policy is currently being finalised, however some new charges have already come into effect while others have been deferred.

Retirement Living

Housing plan needed for senior Australians

05 May 15
A national strategy for housing affordability is urgently needed, following the release of Anglicare’s latest rental affordability snapshot.

 Next step in reform needed to remove penalty for downsizing

Next step in reform needed to remove penalty for downsizing

07 May 15 - Fiona Benson
Changes announced by the Federal Government today to better target the age pension and ensure it remains on a sustainable footing are welcome, according to the Property Council of Australia, but further reform is needed to ensure downsizing remains a viable option.


2015 GRESB Survey now open

21 Apr 15
The 2015 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Survey is currently open for submissions. Participation in the survey has grown by 220 per cent since its launch in 2009.

First Green Star recognised provider named

First Green Star recognised provider named

13 May 15 - Property Week
Wood & Grieve Engineers is the first company to be validated for its ability to consistently deliver Green Star points.


Mirvac sells Port Melbourne office property

Mirvac sells Port Melbourne office property

19 May 15 - Property Week
The purpose-built headquarters of GM Holden in Port Melbourne has been sold by Mirvac Group to Altis Property Partners for more than $85 million.


Apartments: is bigger always better?

19 May 15
Micro apartments are under the spotlight, with governments in NSW and Victoria looking to tighten regulations on apartment sizes and promote innovative design in new developments.

Record housing construction forecast to continue for F2016

Record housing construction forecast to continue for F2016

21 May 15 - Fiona Benson
New analysis of key residential development market indicators released this May points to continued record levels of housing construction into the 2016 financial year.


Investors flock to neighbourhood shopping centres

Investors flock to neighbourhood shopping centres

19 May 15 - Property Week
Investors are seeking more opportunities in the shopping centre sector as Australia’s urban centres expand into new micro-communities. Demand, however, exceeds supply of quality stock and investor appetite will likely remain high in the near term, according to Savills.

Infrastructure & Planning

Infrastructure levies sits idle

28 Apr 15
More than $1 billion collected from levies sits unspent in the accounts of councils across Sydney – and it continues to grow as councils fail to plan, fund and build essential infrastructure.

Changes to National Capital Plan

Changes to National Capital Plan

05 May 15 - Property Council
A review of the National Capital Plan aims to streamline planning and cut red tape, a move cautiously welcomed by Canberra’s property industry.

Capital Markets

CBRE acquires new Johnson Controls business

07 Apr 15
CBRE Group, Inc. announced last week an agreement to acquire the Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS) business of Johnson Controls, Inc. in the United States for US$1.475 billion (AU$1.944 billion).

Asia-Pacific unlisted funds outperforms US, Europe

Asia-Pacific unlisted funds outperforms US, Europe

21 Apr 15 - Property Week
Returns from Asia-Pacific unlisted funds have accelerated past their competitors in Europe and the US, according to research from GREFI.


2015-16 Federal Budget member brief

13 May 15
This morning you'll be reading headlines about child care, small business and tax fairness. But the biggest story from this budget is Treasury's strong outlook on the economy.

Tax hike overshadows growth opportunities in WA

Tax hike overshadows growth opportunities in WA

19 May 15 - Property Week
The third consecutive year of land tax increases, announced by Treasurer Mike Nahan in last week’s Western Australian state budget, risks stymieing prospects for growth in the west.

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  • January 2015 Office Market Report
    Total Vacancy by Capital City
    Sydney CBD 7.4% icon arrow green down
    Melbourne CBD 9.1%
    Canberra 15.4%
    Brisbane CBD 15.6%
    Perth CBD 14.8%
    Adelaide CBD 13.5% icon arrow green down

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  • Q3 2014 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  9.9% green arrow up
    Retail  10.0% green arrow up
    Office  9.3% green arrow up
    Industrial  11.4%
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  14.3% green arrow up
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  6.3%
    CBA Bond: All Series, All Maturities  7.9% 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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