On Thursday 22nd June at the Herbert Smith Freehills (Brisbane, Queensland), Property Council of Australia held a seminar discussing ‘Housing Affordability’.

With competing interests between existing property owners looking for prices to increase – or at least hold their value – and first home owners struggling to save a deposit to get into the market, housing affordability is a highly political and very challenging issue facing young people and the property industry.

A panel of experts discussed issues from a number of perspectives outlining the challenges and solutions around housing affordability.

Guest speakers for the day were:

  • Tim Lawless, Research Director – CoreLogic;
  • Frances Rex, Property Risk – ANZ and member of the Property Council’s Queensland Division Council;
  • Bruce Harper, General Manager Queensland – Avid Property Group and Queensland Vice President of the Property Council of Australia


Daniel O’Driscoll, Investment Analyst – QIC & Chair of the Property Council of Australia’s Qld Future Directions Committee

About AVID Property Group

AVID Property Group undertakes industrial and residential development in key growth corridors across Australia. With a pipeline value of $3 billion, our developments encompass broadacre and infill subdivision, incorporating more than 8,500 residential lots and over 640 hectares of industrial land.

AVID Property Group strives to deliver sustainable, community based projects that are progressive and of high quality and well serviced by transport, infrastructure and amenity. Led by highly experienced senior management and development teams with a broad range of expertise, AVID Property Group is able to add significant value at each stage of the project lifecycle. With a record of forming strong relationships, particularly with joint-venture partners, AVID Property Group is committed to extending existing business relationships and developing new opportunities with like-minded individuals, organisations and government.

Figures current as at September 2016