NSW property industry starts 2017 leading the nation in confidence

NSW property industry starts 2017 leading the nation in confidence
NSW property industry starts 2017 leading the nation in confidence

The NSW property industry is kicking off 2017 with nation leading levels of confidence, according to the latest ANZ/Property Council Survey released today.

“NSW had a strong 2016 and the next twelve months are looking positive with high expectations for growth, investment and hiring across the state,” Property Council NSW executive director Jane Fitzgerald said.

“NSW industry confidence leads the nation at 149 index points, up from 142 last quarter and is at near six year highs.

"Over the twelve months to March 2017, confidence in NSW is up 11 index points indicting a strong lead in to the new year.”

Staffing level expectations across the industry are also strong and is leading the nation this quarter which means the industry will continue to provide jobs for the state’s growing population.

“The survey shows that the NSW industry is strong across all sectors in terms of capital growth expectations with office, industrial, retail, retirement and hotel property sectors all expecting a strong 2017,” she said.

“But residential sentiment is softening across the nation and has been for the past 12 months or so which means we need to do all we can to strengthen the housing supply pipeline in NSW."

"We must cut stamp duty for families trying to get a foot in the property market, scrap the foreign investment tax and continue steps towards streamlining the planning system so that we can continue to build the NSW of the future."

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