Message from the President

Property is part of our Economy and Property is part of our Community.

Sam Tarascio – Victorian President (Managing Director - Salta Properties Pty Ltd)

Welcome to the Victorian Division’s website. The Property Council exists to represent and create a forum for our members. We are the peak body for the property industry in Australia.

I am delighted and honoured to be Victorian President working with our Executive Director, Cressida Wall and her very capable team, and the Victorian Division Council.

Property is part of the economy and property is part of the community. Our industry is a significant contributor both financially and practically – generating taxes as well as delivering the great places in which we live, work and play.

Our communities rely on Government and industry. I am passionate about the role that property plays in our community.

The Property Council is the voice of the industry, advocating on policy matters and other issues, ensuring that our industry is represented properly through an ongoing and constructive engagement with Government.

Our committees and working groups,provide an ability for our members’ involvement and for formulating policy response and generating thought leadership.

Our events and training, provide members key information on markets, trends and issues and a forum for networking, engagement and promotion.

We support and advance diversity through our various programmes such as 500 Women and 40:40:20 whereby at least 40% of our committees including the Division Council are women.

Finally we look to the future of our industry encouraging young people through Future Directions and Girls in Property to encourage the next generation.

In 2019/20 our policy priorities are::

  • Providing feedback on the C270 city planning controls, particularly for mixed use development, for the Government’s review
  • Monitoring the impact of ‘Homes for Victorians’ stamp duty changes and identifying potential means to stimulate activity
  • Meaningful support by Government for the residential Build To Rent sector
  • Advocating for tax reform
  • Industrial land supply

I am immensely proud of my involvement with the Property Council in Victoria and nationally and the role we all play in contributing to the economy and community. I hope you enjoy being a member and encourage you and your teams to get involved.

Please feel free to contact me directly with ideas or feedback.