Industry’s confidence resting on residential

22 Apr 14 - Property Week
The property industry’s confidence has moderated from the record high of earlier in the year as the industry awaits more details of the Abbott Government’s economic strategy in the forthcoming budget.

Badgerys Creek airport will spur investment

22 Apr 14 - Property Week
The decision to build the second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek in the city’s west will not only generate new jobs, but also boost investment in surrounding industrial and employment properties.

Property industry confidence moderates from record high

Property industry confidence moderates from record high

Australia’s property industry confidence has moderated as the industry awaits the Federal Government’s economic strategy.



Bland and boring no more

Wednesday, 05 Mar 14
Everyone has been talking about the latest ‘My City’ survey which confirmed what Canberrans already know: our city is an amazing place to live.

People Watch

Nick Proud, Executive Director – RDC
24 Feb 2014
Nick Proud has been appointed as Executive Director of the Residential Development Council.

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  • Tasmanian property industry’s confidence returns

    Tasmanian property industry’s confidence returns

    17 Apr 14 - TAS Division
    On the back of the March 2014 State election results, Tasmania’s property industry has had a seven point jump in confidence, according to the latest Property Council/ANZ Property Industry Confidence Survey.

  • Residential property recovery has begun

    17 Apr 14 - VIC Division
    Business sentiment for the Victorian property sector has decreased slightly in the June 2014 quarter.

  • WA property sentiment strong despite index slip

    17 Apr 14 - WA Division
    Overall property industry sentiment in WA is positive and strong, though the deteriorating outlook for the commercial office sector has contributed to a decline on the confidence index for the State.

  • From the Desk

    06 Mar 14 - Residential Development Council
    As 2014 has moved into full gear, the month of March sees two states go to the polls and the Western Australian Senate will proceed through another election on April 5.

Retirement Living

Downsizing seniors forced out to city edges

03 Jan 14
A new report finds that senior Australians are being forced out of inner and middle ring suburbs they have lived in for their entire lives due to inadequate planning for retirement villages.

Opportunities to grow in retirement living

Opportunities to grow in retirement living

31 Mar 14 - Property Week
New research from professional services firm Deloitte has identified 25 opportunities for economic growth in Australia, among them the expansion in retirement living and residential aged care.


A burning conversation

30 Jan 14
A good business manages its opportunities as well as its risks. But what happens when business risks are shared?

Mirvac unveils new green strategy

Mirvac unveils new green strategy

03 Feb 14 - Property Week
Mirvac’s new sustainability strategy includes ambitious plans to produce more energy than it uses by 2030 and to host a high-level event on the future of place-making.


Sydney office demand remains positive

14 Apr 14
The DEXUS Office Demand Barometer shows that conditions in Sydney’s CBD have improved on this time last year, despite a slight fall during the March quarter.

Commercial sales dip but agents ready for action

Commercial sales dip but agents ready for action

14 Apr 14 - Property Week
CBRE research shows that commercial sales activity fell in Q1 2014, compared with the same period the previous year; however, agents are expecting a pick up this quarter.


Home lending continues to increase

14 Apr 14
ABS housing finance data shows encouraging signs for residential construction. Among the results is a 1 per cent increase in the total value of dwelling commitments from January to February.

Brookfield to build Surfers Paradise high-rise

Brookfield to build Surfers Paradise high-rise

22 Apr 14 - Property Week
Singapore-based Ho Bee Land has enlisted Brookfield Multiplex to deliver a $120-million high-rise building, the first residential high-rise to be built in Surfers Paradise in two years.


Asia dominates retail development

14 Apr 14
Research from CBRE shows that a total of 39 million sqm of shopping centre space is under construction across the world’s major cities, an increase of 3 million sqm on 2013.

SA shopping centre guide out now

SA shopping centre guide out now

22 Apr 14 - Property Week
Order your copy of the Shopping Centre Directory: SA 2014 now.

Infrastructure & Planning

Government says Melbourne land supply plentiful

24 Jan 14
Melbourne’s land supply will allow for more than 400,000 homes to be built in the city’s outer corridors, according to the latest figures released by the Urban Development Program.

Property Council supports project facilitation bill

Property Council supports project facilitation bill

31 Mar 14 - Property Council of Australia
The Property Council has welcomed the introduction of a new bill into the ACT Legislative Assembly aimed at reducing inefficient processes and fast-tracking priority developments.

Capital Markets

Ultra-rich, wealth funds driving property change

14 Apr 14
JLL’s annual market report states that emerging investors in real estate and the rise in wealth of pension funds will drive change in the Australian property market in 2014.

Aged-care provider Japara set to float

Aged-care provider Japara set to float

14 Apr 14 - Property Week
Investors will be able to buy shares this month in the first pure play aged-care offering, following Japara Group’s lodging of its prospectus last week.

Shop Front

Property Australia Feb/Mar 2014

Property Australia Feb/Mar 2014
Strong Design: John Wardle and the Business of Architecture


  • January 2014 Office Market Report
    Total Vacancy by Capital City
    Sydney CBD 9.0%
    Melbourne CBD 8.7% icon arrow green down
    Canberra 12.9%
    Brisbane CBD 14.2%
    Perth CBD 9.0%
    Adelaide CBD 12.4%

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  • Q4 2013 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  9.6% green arrow up
    Retail  9.3% green arrow up
    Office  9.7% green arrow up
    Industrial  11.0% green arrow up
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  7.2% Icon - down
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  21.1% Icon - down
    CBA Bond: All Series, All Maturities  -3.1% Icon - down
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  • October 2013 Construction Activity Forecasts
    Annual Growth Rates by Sector
    Residential (3 Year) 3.4%
    Residential (5 Year) 3.1%
    Residential (10 Year) 2.7%     
    Non-Residential (3 Year) 2.7%
    Non-Residential (5 Year) 3.3%
    Non-Residential (10 Year) 3.0%
    Engineering (3 Year) -0.6%
    Engineering (5 Year) -0.7%
    Engineering (10 Year) -0.7%
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