With Melbourne predicted to be Australia’s largest city within a decade and our regional cities achieving record levels of growth, the property industry has never been more vital to the health of the Victorian economy. Sustainably increasing the supply of quality housing for Victorians is a key focus for us in 2023, along with enhancing our planning system, releasing land for industrial development and modernising property taxation.
Your support is critical to the Property Council’s advocacy, which enables a thriving property industry to deliver great outcomes for all Victorians.
Every Building Counts, jointly developed by the Property Council of Australia and Green Building Council of Australia, sets out policy recommendations which provide a roadmap for governments towards a greener, healthier, more equitable built environment. Every Building Counts – For Local Governments edition has now been released, offering 19 policy recommendations tailored for local governments.
The Property Council is pleased to release our pre-budget submission to the Victorian Government in anticipation of the 2023-24 State Budget.
In this report commissioned by the Property Council of Australia, EY considers that the emerging build-to-rent sector is a component of the solution in offering a diversity of housing at scale and at velocity, to alleviate Australia’s housing crisis.
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Victoria’s housing supply and affordability crisis is central to our advocacy. Our focus areas include simplifying and coordinating the planning process, promoting good infill development to enable Melbourne to grow effectively, and unlocking land for new housing and industrial development.
We are also working on making property taxes more efficient, and supporting the growing student accommodation, retirement living and build-to-rent sectors. Meaningful partnerships and co-creation with governments will be necessary to achieve this.
The Property Council of Australia has welcomed today’s release of the Victorian Government’s Housing Statement, which has created a thorough roadmap for the delivery of up to 2.24 million
additional homes across Victoria by 2051.
The Property Council of Australia today welcomed the announcement from Victorian Minister for Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio to ban gas connections for new developments from next year that don’t already have planning approval.
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The role of the Victorian Division Council is to best represent the collective interests of Victorian members. Members are nominated by industry peers and elected for a two year term, with the Victorian 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 and initiatives 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.
Victorian People in Property
The Victorian Division puts the spotlight on the industry’s finest individuals through its annual People in Property awards program.
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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Multiplex has been appointed by Cbus Property to deliver the $1 billion commercial office tower at 435 Bourke Street in Melbourne’s CBD.
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 sponsorships and partnerships enable us to deliver quality work and experiences for our members, which in turn benefits the entire Victorian property industry.
Corporate Partners can work with us in specific regions or industries, or at a state level.