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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

Every Building Counts 2023 Edition

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.

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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.


Planning solutions needed for ageing population

The Retirement Living Council has welcomed the release of the Victorian Government’s Housing Statement, which outlines a plan to deliver millions of additional homes across Victoria – and retirement communities can be part of the solution.

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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

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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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.