Lack of supply the big issue in housing ...

Yesterday - Property Week
Housing affordability remains prominent on the national political agenda, with the House of Representatives inquiry into home ownership continuing, the Federal Government releasing the latest State of Australian Cities report and a national partnership agreement on homelessness.

Raising the standard for resilient cities

Yesterday - Property Week
Meeting the building code may ensure people can exit a building during a crisis, but it’s no guarantee they’ll be able to enter again, says the former Mayor of Christchurch, Sir Bob Parker.

Report underscores need to plan for smart cities growth

Report underscores need to plan for smart cities growth

The Property Council of Australia welcomes the release of the latest State of Australian Cities report on Monday noting that a solid statistical base is vital to proper planning and increased national prosperity.



City building

Wednesday, 08 Jul 15
It’s a curious fact that while we Australians have a whole continent to ourselves, we choose to cluster close to each other in major cities.

People Watch

Ruth Palmer
04 Jun 2015
Ruth Palmer is the Director of the Northern Territory Division of the Property Council of Australia.

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  • Tax Reform

    Tax Reform

    29 Jun 15 - NT Division
    Tax reform has been a hot topic over the last several weeks across Australia. The Federal Government is in the process of reviewing commonwealth tax legislation.

  • 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.

  • OUT NOW! 2015 VIC/TAS Shopping Centre Directory

    24 Jun 15 - TAS Division
    The Property Council's Shopping Centre Directories provide a comprehensive listing of shopping centres within each state.

  • International Investor Tax Update

    25 Jun 15 - VIC Division
    Bipartisan amendments to the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2015 have been secured enabling the State Government’s new international investor taxes to now pass Parliament.

  • Unsolicited Bids Process To Be Introduced

    02 Jul 15 - WA Division
    The WA Government has revealed that a new framework for private unsolicited bids to purchase government-owned land assets will be introduced later in the year.

  • Nominations open for SCCA Marketing Awards

    Yesterday - SCCA
    Nominations are now open for the 2015 Shopping Centre Council of Australia Marketing Awards, including the prestigious Sabina Rust Memorial Prize for Campaign of the Year.

  • Report card sounds warning on housing affordability

    04 Jun 15 - Residential Development Council
    Poor planning is holding up new housing and adding to costs for home buyers, finds the most comprehensive national assessment of Australia’s planning framework ever undertaken.

Retirement Living

Gold standard accreditation for Stockland ...

16 Jun 15
Stockland has achieved national Lifemark accreditation for its 49 retirement living villages around Australia, demonstrating a portfolio-wide approach to best practice in retirement village management.

Strong outlook for retirement living sector

Strong outlook for retirement living sector

30 Jun 15 - Property Week
The need for an additional 69,000 aged care places by 2022 is driving growth and attracting the attention of large-scale investors, according to a new report from Colliers International.


Australand secures nation's largest portfolio ...

16 Jun 15
Australand now has 1.3 million sqm of Green Star-certified space, after securing the nation’s first Green Star – Performance portfolio rating for 54 commercial and industrial properties.

CEFC invests $125m in sustainable property trust

CEFC invests $125m in sustainable property trust

23 Jun 15 - Property Week
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is committing up to $125 million in a $400 million trust which will invest in energy upgrades of ageing office stock.


K1 office tower in Fortitude Valley sells for ...

16 Jun 15
Impact Investment Group has purchased the K1 office tower, Lend Lease’s first commercial building in Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds redevelopment in the Fortitude Valley, for $130 million.

Major office deals in Sydney and Brisbane

Major office deals in Sydney and Brisbane

30 Jun 15 - Property Week
In two of the biggest office deals in Australia since the GFC, Lend Lease has announced the sale of Tower 1 at its Barangaroo development and DEXUS has finalised the acquisition of Waterfront Place in Brisbane.


Helping hand for first homebuyers in sunshine ...

30 Jun 15
The Queensland Government’s decision to maintain the $15,000 first home owner construction grant keeps the door open for first homebuyers in Queensland and provides a boost for the state economy.

Houses continue to trend up

Houses continue to trend up

Yesterday - Property Week
The latest statistics on house prices and building approvals, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne, show a continuing trend – and the only way seems to be up.


Aussie supermarkets far from saturation

30 Jun 15
Australia’s supermarket landscape is set to evolve to accommodate the entry and aggressive expansion of offshore discount grocery retailers, a new CBRE Viewpoint report has revealed.

Sydney retail strips languishing

Sydney retail strips languishing

Yesterday - Property Week
Shopper attitudes, smaller tenancy areas and the dominance of major shopping centres mean vacancy rates in Sydney's prime retail strips remain high, according to research from Ray White Commercial.

Infrastructure & Planning

Built environment key to good health

23 Jun 15
The Heart Foundation has identified reform of the built environment as fundamental to promoting increased levels of physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour among Australians.

Taking politics out of infrastructure

Taking politics out of infrastructure

30 Jun 15 - Property Week
A new independent body, established to guide Victoria’s infrastructure and planning priorities and oversee growth over the next 30 years, has been welcomed by the 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.


Council mergers good for growth

30 Jun 15
New polling from the Property Council has found widespread and consistent support for council mergers, with more than three quarters of the Tasmanian community supporting a government review.

Corridors of Power

Corridors of Power

Yesterday - Property Week
The Federal Government takes a look out our cities, NSW introduces new minimum apartment sizes and the Palaszczuk Government gets ready to hand down the QLD Budget. Stay up to date with all the latest government developments affecting the property industry here each week.

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Property Australia Winter 2015

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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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