Property Council welcomes new President in WA

Divisional Development Manager WA for AMP Capital, Scott Nugent has been appointed President of the Property Council of Australia’s Western Australia division.

“Perth is poised for a new period of city-shaping growth, underpinned by major infrastructure investments, in particular, METRONET,” Mr Nugent said.

 “I look forward to working with industry and government to ensure we continue to maintain high levels of investment across all sectors.

“Western Australia’s property industry has faced challenging times but we are on the right track. We want to maintain that positive path with appropriate investment and good governance.

“I am passionate about real estate, not only as a major jobs generator for the nation, but also because it can create positive change for communities. It is a dynamic and ever-changing industry. I am honoured to accept this appointment from my peers.”

Mr Nugent oversees the development of AMP Capital’s WA shopping centre portfolio as part of their significant real estate assets across the state.

He has worked in Perth for eight years and has been a Divisional Councillor with the Property Council for six years. Before moving to Western Australia, he was a project and development director for Hong Kong’s largest Real Estate Investment Trust, The Link REIT; and previously worked for Macquarie Bank and Lendlease.

Mr Nugent takes over the presidency from Tanya Trevisan, also the Chief Operating Officer of Iris Residential and Executive Director of Tribis, whose two-year term ended this month.

Mr Nugent paid tribute to Ms Trevisan’s successful tenure, noting she was the first female leader to fill the role in the Division’s history.

Ms Trevisan was instrumental in establishing the new independent statutory body, Infrastructure WA. It was launched at a Property Council event last year and is set to be introduced to state parliament this week.

Property Council WA Executive Director Sandra Brewer paid tribute to Ms Trevisan as an enthusiastic proponent of the property industry and strong supporter of good policy.

“We thank Ms Trevisan for her advocacy, especially in planning and governance,” she said. “Tanya is a true champion for property and its important role in the community.”

During her term as President, the Division has achieved much in terms of policy, including the enactment of the Stata Title Amendment Act and the new Community Titles Bill, to facilitate future mixed use developments.

Overarching principles in the policy Design WA, launched last week, have also been a key focus for Ms Trevisan.

Ms Trevisan was also a driving force for a major Mission Australia fundraiser, which raised $80,000 for the Christmas in the Park lunch and a domestic violence refuge in Meekatharra.

Mr Nugent’s term starts this week. He will be supported in the role by Vice Presidents Paige Walker, General Manager, Residential Development WA, Mirvac, and Richard Kilbane, General Manager, Hawaiian.