Residential Development Council

Our advocacy platform is focused on removing barriers for residential property development.

Glenn Byres – Chief of Policy and Housing

Our strong public voice means we've led the case to retain negative gearing.

Glenn Byres – Chief of Policy and Housing

Residential property adds $109.4 billion to economic growth every year.

Glenn Byres – Chief of Policy and Housing

Our Focus

A stronger public voice

The Residential Development Council has taken a leadership role in the debate around negative gearing and other critical issues facing the residential sector.

Simpler planning rules

A continuous reform agenda to strip back the delays, costs and red tape that act as needless barriers to investment and residential property development.

A competitive environment for investment

Overhauling taxes that act as a break on residential development and home ownership – as well as fostering a friendly climate for foreign investment.

Creating new markets

Transforming the rules to ensure institutional-scale investment and solutions are encouraged in affordable housing.

Reducing compliance costs

Streamlining the complex system of environmental approvals that cut across different tiers of government.

More market research

Beefing up the pipeline of market research to give members unique insights into major industry trends.

FEATURED CONTENT

  • REVIEW OF CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES

    Australia’s property industry has called for a year of focus on demand-side solutions to reducing carbon emissions following a supply focused year in 2017, while welcoming the release of the 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies.

  • BAYSWATER TOWN CENTRE STRUCTURE PLAN

    Overall industry supports a plan that will deliver much-needed town centre development as well as align with the McGowan government’s plans for Metronet – in particular Metrohubs.

    The area outlined in the structure plan is of significant interest to the property industry as the Bayswater Train Station Precinct is now one of the most...

  • SHARED LAND AGENDA KEY TO PERTH CITY PROGRESS

      When 350 people from all walks of life got together recently to discuss ideas to improve the Perth city centre it was land and its various uses and controls that was common in the top ideas.  The gathering soon discovered, however, that there was a lot less commonality amongst the groups that have direct control of land in the city centre.

  • Housing affordability: Property Council says cranking up supply will help home buyers

    With the Federal Budget announcement only two weeks away, the industry body has urged the government to leave negative gearing alone and instead fix the housing crisis with its “10 Point Plan”. Read here.

RDC FAST FACTS

152

Billion in GSP

The residential sector directly supports nearly 152,274 full-time employees

215

Billion in Wages

RDC saw 215,329 new residential dwelling commencements in 2014 (in seasonally adjusted terms)

232k

direct Jobs

Generated 232,076 building approvals for residential dwellings (in seasonally adjusted terms)

 

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