Property Industry Key to Post COVID-19 Recovery

The latest ANZ/Property Council Survey has shown ACT property industry confidence is at an all-time low due to the COVID-19 crisis, which is impacting significantly across all sectors of the property industry.

ACT property industry confidence has decreased 63 index points from 127 to 64 over the quarter, with all states and territories across Australia taking a hit due to COVID-19. A score of 100 is considered neutral.

“As we have seen over the last few weeks, there is no doubt that the challenges and impacts from COVID-19 are being felt right across the country, and managing this crisis is tough and a testing time for all sectors of the property industry,” Property Council NSW Executive Director Adina Cirson said today.

“Undoubtedly, some sectors have been hit harder than others, with hotels and tourism being hit the hardest, followed by retail and commercial office. Overall a significant impact on all sectors is expected, with all reporting a moderate to serious impact with relation to construction schedules and growth expectations over the next few months.

“These results highlight the absolutely critical nature of our work with the ACT Government to keep construction going and to keep those who are working in the property and construction industries in a job. Our industry is going to be vital in the post COVID-19 recovery phase, and ensuring we have a solid pipeline of construction projects is essential.

“Key to this is to keep the system moving, and we have been pleased with the collaborative engagement we have had with the ACT Government who are pulling out all stops to fast track approvals and keep the industry moving so we are poised and ready to lead the recovery.

“We will continue to help promote the safety of all on sites across Canberra to ensure that sites remain open and the community is protected during these extremely challenging times,” Ms Cirson concluded.

 

ANZ/Property Council Survey – June 2020 quarterly results – Australian Capital Territory

 

Index

Overall Context

Quarterly Result

Quarterly Change

Comment

Confidence Index

NEGATIVE

DOWN

127 to 64

The lowest confidence on record

State Economic Growth

NEGATIVE

DOWN

6.2 to -76.5

The lowest economic growth on record

State Govt Performance

NEGATIVE

DOWN

-1.9 to -2.4

Sentiment slightly decreased

Forward Work Schedules

NEGATIVE

DOWN

29.4 to -16.4

The lowest sentiment on record

Staffing Levels

NEGATIVE

DOWN

21.8 to -3.5

The lowest staffing level result on record

House Capital Growth

NEGATIVE

DOWN

14.3 to -27.8

The lowest growth expectation on record

Office Capital Growth

NEGATIVE

DOWN

21.1 to -40.1

The lowest growth expectation on record

Retail Capital Growth

NEGATIVE

DOWN

-5.9 to -87.5

The lowest growth expectation across the nation

Industrial Capital Growth

NEGATIVE

DOWN

8.6 to -36.6

The lowest growth expectation across the nation

Hotel Capital Growth

NEGATIVE

DOWN

23.3 to -87.5

The lowest growth expectation on record

 

 

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Media contact:  Adina Cirson |M 0429 579 972|E acirson@propertycouncil.com.au