May News

API ACT President’s Message

ACT President, Paul Powderly, discusses the change in government, plus the medium term impacts the Commission of Audit and Federal Budget will have on the ACT economy, and Australia as a whole.

ACT CPD Calendar

Read about the most recent Continuing Professional Developments events, with hosts such as Canberra Airport group and the ACT Industry Forum, along with upcoming events.

What’s happening in the Institute?

Read about the ACT Division's latest activity, including the upcoming AGM in Canberra; working with the ACT government, and recent award winners for excellence in property.

ACT financial update

The ACT Division's financial position is on track for another good result in 2014. Membership subscriptions account for the current strong financial position as the year progresses.

ACT Membership update

The ACT Division of the API welcomes each of its new members and Fellows, and wishes them well in the years ahead.

2014-2015 Budget

The 2014-15 Budget delivered by the Abbott Government promises investment into a critical Infrastructure Growth Package, including approximately $50 billion expenditure over the next six years.

Upcoming events

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

Vale Mark Christie

Mark Christie – API Fellow, Managing Director of Opteon (Western Australia) and founder of Christie Whyte Moore – unexpectedly passed away on April 25th at just 55 years of age.

Event: The changing face of Sydney

Join API's CBD Property Network Group in a networking luncheon Friday, 23 May to find out more about how recent and planned residential developments in the Sydney CBD will have wide-ranging implications for the city.

Housing construction replaces mining boom

The mining boom is over, and the economic status of Australia’s states and territories is now being determined by housing construction, according to CommSec’s quarterly State of the States report.

Department boss sacked in NSW planning shake-up

In her first act as the new minister for planning, Pru Goward has sacked long-time planning department chief, Sam Haddad, claiming that his role has been abolished as part of the merger between the department of planning and the department of environment.

Free CPA Australia webinar

A free webinar about the specific risk minimum applied to discounted cash flow will be run by the VEOS Panel of the CPA on 29 May at 4pm EST.

IVSC - Valuation uncertainty TIP

As part of its suite of Technical Information Papers (TIP), the International Valuations Standards Council (IVSC) recently issued TIP 4 – Valuation Uncertainty.

2014 API AGM Notification

Australian Property Institute (API) National Director Clyde Eastaugh has given notification of the API’s 2014 annual general meeting (AGM), which will be held on 29 May in Canberra.

Recruitment process to find APIV replacement

Betty Lehman, National Professional Indemnity and Compliance Officer and Secretary of Australian Property Institute Valuers Limited (APIV), has announced her resignation from the API.