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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.

Cath Evans
Victorian Executive Director

Federal Pre-Budget 2024-25 Submission

Beyond a twentieth century tax system, the greatest economic and social cohesion challenge Australia faces is the delivery of affordable new homes for renters and purchasers as well adequate supply for those who rely on government housing support.

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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.

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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 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

After an incredibly successful 2023, we once again invite you to join us for the industry’s night of nights as we recognise excellence at the 2024 People in Property Awards.

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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Profiles & Pathways: Chris Watson

Chris Watson is currently a Project Manager at Salta, having 4 years of direct property industry experience, he has already had the opportunity to work across a range of sectors including industrial, commercial and private residential.

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Profiles & Pathways: Joel Rauer

An emerging leader making an impact with one of Melbourne’s most diverse master-planned business communities. Explore how Joel is making a lasting impression on our industry​​​​​​​.

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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 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.