At the heart of our business is advocacy. Our members choose the Property Council because we fight for and deliver policy outcomes that keep the Northern Territory, and the rest of Australia, growing and make it a great place to invest.
We are constantly working on our key advocacy issues including the need for an adopted plan for Darwin City Centre, pushing vacancy rates down and keeping Land Tax out of the NT.
We will continue to champion the policy priorities of our members and challenge government to propose and undertake bold reforms aimed at strengthening the property industry in NT to create prosperity, strong communities and jobs.
The Northern Territory benefits from being the only state or territory in Australia that doesn’t have land tax. We want to keep it that way and are continually campaigning to ensure that neither party puts land tax on the agenda.
Commercial office vacancies continue to climb in the Darwin CBD and something needed to be done to help stem the problem. We worked closely with Government to help them understand the issue and the impact it has on the CBD while pushing ways to stimulate activity in the City.
Darwin City Centre needs a new direction to make the city a quality place to live, work and play. We’ve worked hard to lobby Government to endorse the Master Plan for Darwin City Centre which will provide a roadmap for the city for the next 20-30 years.
One of our key priorities is getting a review of the Business Tenancies (Fair Dealings) Act. The inclusion of non retail professional businesses and services has put an onerous regulatory burden on the businesses of both landlords and tenants. We have pressured Government hard on reviewing the act.
property directly accounts for 17.9 per cent of the NT's economic activity
more than 1 in 5 people in the NT draw a wage directly or indirectly from the property industry
property creates 22,763 direct jobs in the NT and supports another 19,739
the property industry pays 40.1% of NT taxes, local government rates, fees and charges