October News for National

Urgent: API member survey input wanted

Change Management Systems MD, David Ryan, provides updates on the ongoing API Governance and Structural Review project and calls on API members to provide personal feedback via an online survey.

New API staff appointments

This month the API welcomes Lariss Oana, the new National Professional Indemnity and Compliance manager, and Mike Zissler, the new interim CEO to replace National Operations manager, Ken Nichols.

Upcoming events

The Australian Property Institute delivers dozens of industry-leading property related events, functions and seminars nationally each year.

August sees growth in home lending

According to a recent statement by the Housing Industry Association (HIA), figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show new home lending activity is at historically very healthy levels.

Updated code for Victorian building contracts

A new Code of Practice has been introduced to Victoria's building and construction industry, replacing the previous Code introduced in 1999 and the Implementation Guidelines introduced by the Coalition Government in 2012.

New online Standing Instructions

The Australian Property Institute, in conjunction with the Residential Valuation User Group, has developed an online training module to ensure that residential valuers understand the appropriate use and importance of the Standing Instructions.