First 100 Days Submission

The Property Council has presented a list of top priorities to the Victorian Government for its first 100 days.

The submission outlines a number of issues we believe are of significant importance to the property industry and the Victorian economy.

Infrastructure development features prominently with recommendations concerning the future of the East-West Link project, the Port of Melbourne, Metro Rail and Fishermans Bend precinct redevelopment.

We are also calling for effective governance frameworks, in the form of Infrastructure Victoria and the Victorian Infrastructure Authority to deliver on Victoria’s long term planning and infrastructure needs.

Tax reform, namely a review of the State’s property tax arrangements is also present as a matter of priority, to ensure Victoria’s competitive advantage.

Other issues highlighted in the submission include:

-Housing affordability
-Council rate caps
-Dutiable value on loan-lease retirement village transactions
-Zone reform implementation
-Development contributions reform
-Bushfire regulations
-Biodiversity conservation measures
-Urban Growth Boundary
-Road funding
-Level crossings
-Changes to VCAT
-Green Wedges policy

The Property Council encourages all government decision makers to resolve these critical policy issues to secure Victoria’s economic and employment future.

The Property Council’s 100 Days Conference on 11 March will shine a spotlight on the Government’s delivery of its election promises and upcoming plans. Key areas of focus will include infrastructure development, project tenders, budgetary management and property related policy reform. This is a must attend event for operators looking for a business and knowledge edge – book your ticket online at here.