Advocacy
Northern Territory

At the heart of our business is advocacy. Our members choose the Property Council because we fight for and deliver policy outcomes that keep the Northern Territory, and the rest of Australia, growing and make it a great place to invest.

Ruth Palmer – NT Executive Director

We are constantly working on our key advocacy issues including the need for an adopted plan for Darwin City Centre, pushing vacancy rates down and keeping Land Tax out of the NT.

Ruth Palmer – NT Executive Director

We will continue to champion the policy priorities of our members and challenge government to propose and undertake bold reforms aimed at strengthening the property industry in NT to create prosperity, strong communities and jobs.

Ruth Palmer – NT Executive Director

Our Focus

No Land Tax Here

The Northern Territory benefits from being the only state or territory in Australia that doesn’t have land tax. We want to keep it that way and are continually campaigning to ensure that neither party puts land tax on the agenda. 

Pushing Vacancy Rates Down

Commercial office vacancies continue to climb in the Darwin CBD and something needed to be done to help stem the problem. We worked closely with Government to help them understand the issue and the impact it has on the CBD while pushing ways to stimulate activity in the City.

A New Plan for Darwin City Centre

Darwin City Centre needs a new direction to make the city a quality place to live, work and play. We’ve worked hard to lobby Government to endorse the Master Plan for Darwin City Centre which will provide a roadmap for the city for the next 20-30 years.

Getting the Business Tenancies Act Right

One of our key priorities is getting a review of the Business Tenancies (Fair Dealings) Act. The inclusion of non retail professional businesses and services has put an onerous regulatory burden on the businesses of both landlords and tenants.  We have pressured Government hard on reviewing 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.

     

NT FAST FACTS

$3.9

Billion in GSP

property directly accounts for 17.9 per cent of the NT's economic activity

$1.3

Billion in Wages

more than 1 in 5 people in the NT draw a wage directly or indirectly from the property industry

22k

direct Jobs

property creates 22,763 direct jobs in the NT and supports another 19,739

 

NT ADVOCACY ACTIONS 2016


0

Government & policy MEETINGS

0

Submissions
LODGED

0

MEDIA
MENTIONS

NT BENEFITS 2016


0

Committee
members

0

Events

0

Event
Attendees

0

Member only
advocacy alerts

0

Government
working groups