Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Property Council reaffirms focus on industry needs

MEDIA RELEASE

12.11.2012

Property Council reaffirms focus on industry needs

Property Council New Zealand is reinforcing its capacity to address issues affecting the commercial property industry by strengthening its policy and advocacy divisions.

New senior policy analyst Chantal Creese started with the organisation on Monday 5 November. Ms Creese has returned to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, where she most recently worked as a policy analyst for the Scottish Government. She has also worked as a compliance manager for Office of Gas and Electricity Markets and an investigator for the Office of Fair Trading.

A highlight for Chantal during this time was her work on the Police and Fire Reform Bill, where she was instrumental in developing policy to establish a single police force and a single fire and rescue service for Scotland, merging the eight regional services into national services.

Property Council’s long-term organisational strategy is also focusing on advocacy, led by Andrea Hutchins on her return from maternity leave tomorrow as director of advocacy and communications. Ms Hutchins has been with Property Council since 2010. Hannah Diprose will be continuing with the organisation, becoming a permanent member of the advocacy and communications team from this week.

Over the next six months Property Council is addressing issues including:

• the anticipated release of volume four of the Christchurch Earthquakes Royal Commission report, which may include implications for seismic strengthening and initiate changes to the Building Act

• on-going work on amendments to the Local Government Act 2002, particularly focusing on the development contribution regime and alternative methods of funding for infrastructure needs of communities

• Resource Management Act Amendments, including a focus on housing affordability

• and the team will be closely watching how Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan planning process unfolds.

Property Council’s chief executive Connal Townsend is pleased the team has been reformed and is “armed and ready to advocate on behalf of an industry inching its way out of the recession”.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Housing: Affordability Drops 14%, Driven By Auckland Prices

Housing affordability across New Zealand fell 14 percent in the year ending November 2014, with Auckland’s lack of affordability set to reach levels it hit during the height of the global financial crisis, according to the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report More>>

ALSO:

The Dry: Fonterra Drops Forecast Milk Volumes By 3.3 Percent

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the worlds largest dairy exporter, reduced its milk volume forecast for the 2014-2015 season by 3.3 per cent due to the impact of dry weather on production in recent weeks. More>>

ALSO:

Strike: Lyttelton Port Workers Vote To Escalate Dispute

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) at Lyttelton Port today voted to escalate their industrial action. Around 200 RMTU members have been operating an overtime ban since 17 December and today they endorsed a series of full withdrawals of labour at the port. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Falls To 3-Year Low As Investors Favour Greenback

The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Govt Operating Deficit Smaller Than Expected

The New Zealand’s government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five months of the financial year as a clampdown on expenditure managed to offset a shortfall in the tax-take from last month’s forecast. More>>

ALSO:

0.8 Percent Annually:
NZ Inflation Falls Below RBNZ's Target

New Zealand's annual pace of inflation slowed to below the Reserve Bank's target band in the final three months of the year, giving governor Graeme Wheeler more room to keep the benchmark interest rate lower for longer.More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news