Property Council appoints 2017-2018 Sunshine Coast Committee

The Property Council of Australia – Queensland Division is proud to announce the members of its Sunshine Coast Committee for the 2017-2018 term.

The Property Council of Australia is the country’s leading advocate for the $670 billion property industry and currently runs 13 committees in Queensland, including one solely focused on issues affecting the Sunshine Coast.

A record number of nominations were received from a cross-section of the market, reinforcing the importance of these committees to our industry.

Within the Sunshine Coast local government area, the property industry accounts for over 13% of all full time jobs. Within the Noosa Shire, it accounts for closer to 16% of all full time jobs. Across the two local government areas, the property industry contributes $913 million in wages annually.

The Property Council would like to congratulate our 2017-2018 Sunshine Coast Committee members:

  • Chair: Ben Simpson, Stockland
  • Deputy Chair: Jay Emmerton, Reed Property Group
  • Chris Bowden, Wilson Ryan Grose
  • Brad Davies, Midson Construction
  • Warren Denny , K & L Gates
  • Mark Farrell, RPS
  • Elli Fisher, Tract Pty Ltd
  • Chris Howard, Avid Property Group
  • Michelle Larcombe, Sunland Group Limited
  • Rob Lovegrove, Rowland
  • Michael Manwaring, Lendlease Retail
  • Garry McLean, PPB Advisory
  • Susan Mercer, Kane Constructions Pty Ltd
  • Emma Plasier, Shine Retirement
  • Glen Power, Urbis
  • Brendan Robins, CBRE
  • Michael Sheppard, Project Urban Pty Ltd
  • David Stewart, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Mellissa Zulpo, SMEC Australia Pty Ltd

Incoming Sunshine Coast Committee Chair, Stockland’s Regional Manager Residential QLD – Ben Simpson, said the committee will focus on ensuring the policy settings are in place to enable the industry to deliver job-creating opportunities on the Sunshine Coast.

“The committee will be championing the delivery of some of the key infrastructure projects that will unlock the Sunshine Coast’s full economic potential, such as the airport expansion and rail upgrades,” Mr Simpson said.

“We will also seek to engage collaboratively with all levels of government to ensure that our regulatory frameworks and processes are facilitating timely development, inviting investment, delivering a diverse housing choice, and building a more resilient and prosperous regional economy.”

The Property Council’s first Sunshine Coast lunch of 2017, to be held on Friday 3rd March at the Lakehouse, will explore where the next wave of investment will be coming from for the Sunshine Coast. Registrations can be made at: