Members of the Property Council Advisory Group came together last month at one of our regular touchpoints. These briefings are one of our favourite connectors between our team and our most engaged members, offering these industry leaders insight into our advocacy workstreams and allowing us to test ideas and concepts before going out to the wider membership.
As we zoomed in from around the country, Head of Advocacy Katherine Wilson shared a remarkable statistic: in the 2023 Financial Year Property Council has completed 58 submissions to local and central government across everything from Resource System Reform to Local Government Funding to regional development contribution policies.
To put this in perspective, that is the greatest number of submissions ever made by Property Council in its 47-year history. A huge achievement and a sign of the times as we ride a wave of mass legislative reform – great work team!
- Submission to Auckland Council on Revenue and Finance Policy
- Submission to Auckland Council on Annual Budget 2023-2024
- Submission on Future for Local Government draft report
- Submission on the Natural and Built Environment Bill
- Submission on the Spatial Planning Bill
- Submission on Local Government Official Information and Meetings Amendment Bill
- Submission to Hamilton City Council on the draft Urban Growth Strategy
- Submission to Auckland Council on Development Contributions Policy Update – Drury
- Submission on the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2022-23, Platform Economy, and Remedial Matters) Bill (No 2)
As Property Council’s Head of Advocacy, Katherine is tasked with leading our advocacy campaigns at both a regional and national level.
Level-headed and engaging, Katherine has both a law degree from Otago University and an arts degree (majoring in politics) from Auckland University. With solid experience as a policy analyst and advisor in Wellington and Auckland, she has extensive networks and solid analytical skills.
Katherine is hugely dedicated, highly intelligent and committed to ensuring the voice of our members is heard at all levels of governance. She’s also relentlessly positive and enjoys a good chat.