Property Council elects new Queensland leaders

The Property Council of Australia Queensland Division has elected Laurence Lancini, Managing Director of Lancini Property and Development, as its President for the next two years.

Mr Lancini has been involved in the property industry for over three decades, growing his company from a Townsville-based home construction business to a state-wide operation involved in all facets of property development.

Property Council Queensland Executive Director, Chris Mountford, said the industry body was delighted to have Mr Lancini onboard as its new State President.

“Laurence has already made an indelible mark on the built environment in Queensland and also made a significant contribution to the Property Council’s activities as Vice President” Mr Mountford said.

“Whether it is as a vocal advocate for Townsville, or as the passionate Chairman of the North Queensland Cowboys, Laurence has a strong record of setting clear direction and driving success.”

Mr Lancini will be assisted in leading the industry body by Vice Presidents Bruce Harper, Avid Property Group General Manager – Qld, and Andrew Hay, Lendlease RNA Showground Project Director.

Mr Lancini said the Property Council plays an important role in advocating on behalf of Queensland’s largest industry.

“The Property Council has been relentless in ensuring that the industry is best placed to generate prosperity, create jobs and build strong communities,” Mr Lancini said.

“The property sector employs over 240,000 Queenslanders, and is one of the few areas of the state’s economy that is current generating employment – but we need the right approaches from government to continue this growth,” 

“Queensland should be setting itself apart as the most attractive place in Australia to invest, instead we have seen new taxes imposed on foreign investors and some of the most excessive property taxes in the country,” 

“To create jobs, the industry needs a stable and attractive investment environment. This means more infrastructure investment and less taxes and red-tape,”

“With new planning legislation taking effect this year, a key priority for the Property Council will be to ensure the reforms are properly implemented at a local government level.”

Mr Lancini replaces Stockland’s General Manager QLD Residential, Kingsley Andrew, as President of the Queensland Division, following the completion of his two-year term.

“The Property Council has been well led by Kingsley over the last two years, during a very tricky time for the local economy and a turbulent policy making environment,” Mr Lancini said.

“I look forward to continuing Kingsley’s good work and achieving some great outcomes for the Queensland property industry.”