Victoria the Property State

Following months of hard work and collaboration with staff and committee members, the Property Council is proud to launch its 2014/2015 policy platform – Victoria: The Property State.

This document is a collaborative effort of all Property Council committee members and forms the basis for the Property Council’s advocacy agenda during this important election year.

Written by the Property Council’s eleven policy committees and their governing Division Council, the policy platform puts forward a bold public policy agenda that will help secure Victoria’s long term prosperity.

The platform includes recommendations for reform in 12 key areas:

  • Easing the Property Tax Burden
  • Boosting the Infrastructure Base
  • Leading on Economic Management
  • Improving Housing Affordability
  • Planning for a Global City
  • Improving Local Government
  • Bringing Sustainability Back to Business
  • Managing Melbourne’s Growth Areas
  • Supercharging Property Investment
  • Sensible Regulatory Reform
  • Productive Workplaces
  • A vision for Inner Melbourne’s Urban Renewal Precincts

Opening the year with the launch of this document sets the scene for the Property Council’s advocacy work in 2014, and provides an opportunity for members to gain insight into the Property Council’s plan for the future of Victoria.

Along with the Property Council’s 2014/15 Pre-budget submission lodged in November last year, the policy platform presents a pathway for strengthening the state’s biggest employer and industry player – the property sector. It positions the Property Council as the leading property industry association in Victoria and presents an opportunity for the Government to demonstrate that its commitment in driving reform in the key areas of tax reform, planning and economic development.

The 2014/2015 Policy Platform will be sent to all members, committee members and members of Parliament.

2014 is going to be a busy year. We look forward to working hard to deliver some big wins for the property sector and continue our push for ongoing reform. The Property Council would like to thank each of its committees for their much valued input and hard work.