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Home to almost a third of Australia’s population and the powerhouse of the nation’s economy, NSW offers unmatched opportunity for business and growth. A sustainable future where everyone has the opportunity to share in the prosperity and supporting our regions sits at the heart of our advocacy.

Through our work, events and programs, we deliver value for all our NSW members to uplift the industry and make sure our state maintains its nation-leading position.

Katie Stevenson
New South Wales Executive Director

The Hunter & Central Coast, Illawarra Shoalhaven and Western Sydney regions have the largest regional economies in the state and are part of the Six Mega City Region.

Our regional offices provide leadership and collaboration with industry and government stakeholders to ensure our regions thrive.

Western Sydney

From Penrith to Parramatta and Wollondilly to Windsor, Western Sydney is Australia’s third largest economy and contributes $104 billion to gross domestic product.

By 2036, Western Sydney will be home to three million people. Significant investment in growth infrastructure is required to lift the quality of living for the people who call this region home now and in the future.

Hunter and Central Coast

The Hunter is Australia’s largest regional economy with more than $57 billion in economic output.

The region is supported by a professional and skilled workforce and strong education, health, energy, resources, tourism, arts, manufacturing and defence sectors. This is underpinned by a significant and diversified property sector.

At the heart of the Hunter region is a number of growing city centres, undergoing transformation through public and private investment to serve a growing population.

Illawarra Shoalhaven

The Illawarra Shoalhaven region, with Wollongong as its regional capital, is becoming one of the most popular regions to live, work and play.

It is the third largest regional economy in New South Wales,  the second major trade gateway for Greater Sydney and is key to the future growth of the Six City Mega Region.

It is close to both Eastern Sydney and the Aerotropolis being established around the Western Sydney Airport that will form strong links with Port Kembla.

Submission on Explanation of Intended Effects on low and mid-rise housing

The Property Council strongly supports the reforms to create a new State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) to allow terraces, townhouses, duplexes, 1-2 storey apartment blocks and residential flat buildings of 3-6 storeys in R2 and R3 zones where they are currently banned under local environment plans or restricted through a development control plan.

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Tomorrow’s prosperous cities and regions require careful planning today. Our priorities are to ensure affordable, quality housing for all NSW residents, thriving city centres, and regulatory settings that support our regions and facilitate job-creating investment.

The critical housing shortage in Sydney and coastal areas in particular means we put a strong focus on addressing the supply, diversity and affordability of quality homes. We’re also focused on turbo-charging planning reform and reducing fees, charges and taxes to boost economic activity and create jobs. 

Not a member yet?

The Property Council of Australia represents the interests of more than 2,300 member companies and we welcome membership from organisations of any size and interest in the property industry.

Find out how you can join us and access the benefits for your people today.

The role of the New South Wales Division Council is to best represent the collective interests of New South Wales members. Members are nominated by industry peers and appointed for a two-year term, with the New South Wales President also securing a position on the National Board. Division Councils are responsible for all local initiatives, and also leverage the Property Council’s campaigns to achieve state based results. The current Division Council representatives commenced their tenure in March 2023.

Committees meet every four to six weeks to discuss issues and projects relevant to their expertise and the focus of the Committee. Being selected as a member of a Property Council Committee gives you the opportunity to help shape the future and influence the organisation’s agenda. Members have the opportunity to contribute to important, focused industry discussions while building their professional networks and knowledge. 

As part of our 40-40-20 commitment to gender equity, all our Committees comprise a minimum of 40 per cent female representatives. Committee members are appointed for a two-year term, with the current Committees commencing their tenure in February 2023.

NSW People in Property

After the success of our inaugural People in Property Awards in NSW in 2023, we once again invite you to join us in shining a spotlight on the exceptionally talented individuals in our industry.

Innovation & Excellence Awards

The annual Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards are the most prominent property awards in Australia, promoting excellence in design and innovation in the built environment since 1982.

National Retirement Living Awards

The Property Council’s National Retirement Living Awards celebrate excellence and achievement across all parts of the retirement living sector. 

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500 Women in Property

500 Women in Property helps our members promote female talent and empower them to advance in the workforce. The program aims to accelerate more women into leadership positions in the property industry through sponsorship of high-potential talent. Men and women can get involved as sponsors, and women as participants.

Champions of Change

The Champions of Change Coalition is a globally recognised strategy for advancing gender equality and building respectful, inclusive workplaces. We established the Champions of Change Property Group in 2015 to advance this cause in the sector, and today the group involves leaders who oversee more than 25,000 employees.

Girls in Property

Girls in Property is a program that informs high school students of the various career paths available across the property industry. It aims to generate a more diverse pipeline of talent by encouraging more women into the sector. Students gain insights into the industry and hear from leaders about what a career in property looks like.

We are deeply grateful to our Corporate Partners for their contributions. These partnerships enable us to deliver quality work and experiences for our members, which in turn benefits the entire New South Wales property industry.