Federal, state & territory advocacy

Our advocacy platform sets out a bold public agenda designed the make the ACT the best place to invest, manage and own property.

Adina Cirson – ACT Executive Director

Our top priority is to realign property tax in the ACT to correct the unfair tax burden on the sector.

Adina Cirson – ACT Executive Director

Property directly accounts for 12.1% of the ACT's economic activity.

Adina Cirson – ACT Executive Director

Our Focus

TAX REFORM

Realign property tax in the ACT to correct the unfair tax burden on the sector. With 55 percent of ACT Government taxation derived from property, the proportion is far greater than in any other state.

Urban renewal

Encourage the urban renewal that is vital to the future of Canberra’s economic and social well-being. A strong strategic plan is essential for our city, one that anticipates future population growth, promotes sustainable development and is backed with investment in infrastructure.

Land release policy

Change government policy on residential land releases. When private sector investment is locked out of the market, it results in a lack of competition and a lack of housing choice. New government policy is needed to encourage innovation and to open the market to a range of options. These include joint ventures, part-buys and consortiums, which would help bring better outcomes for the ACT.

Featured News

  • EARLY ADOPTERS SIGN UP TO BUILDING UPGRADE FINANCE

    The Property Council is pleased to announce that the first two commercial buildings in South Australia to undergo environmental and energy efficiency upgrades using the newly legislated Building Upgrade Finance (BUF) mechanism have been funded in Edinburgh Park at Salisbury and within the Adelaide CBD. BUF assists commercial building owners to...

  • ONE CYNICAL TAX REPLACED BY INCREASE TO ANOTHER

    The State Government’s decision to increase the foreign investor tax is a cynical exercise at a time when South Australia needs investment.

    “The State Government needs to decide which message they want to send to investors: either South Australia is open to investment or it’s closed,” said SA Executive Director Daniel Gannon.

    “We are either...

  • South Australia 2017-18 Budget Submission

    As the biggest private sector employer in South Australia, the property industry plays a vital role in driving our State, strengthening the economy, and creating rewarding and sustainable jobs.

  • CAPITAL CITY POLICY REVIEW (DESIGN QUALITY) DPA AMENDMENT

    The Property Council of Australia has provided comment on the State Government's Capital City Policy Review (Design Quality) DPA Amendment.

     

ACT FAST FACTS

$4.3

Billion in GSP

property directly accounts for 11.1 per cent of NSW's economic activity

$1.4

Billion in Wages

more than 1 in 6 people in NSW draw a wage directly or indirectly from the property industry

25k

direct Jobs

property creates 311,352 direct jobs in NSW and supports another 451,209

 

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