Helping Local Government understand the property sector

Head of Advocacy Katherine Wilson introduces Property Council’s Local Government Briefing Paper. 

The Local Government Briefing Paper follows a similar mission to the National Briefing Paper and has been produced in advance of the 2025 Local Government Elections to provide candidates – many of whom are unfamiliar with the property industry – with a simple guide to the challenges faced, solutions available and potential impact for their city or region.

The document outlines five key workstreams: 

  1. Foster stronger relationships with the property sector 
  1. Improve local government funding and financing 
  1. Fairer investment in infrastructure 
  1. Connect regional planning and transport; and 
  1. Increase housing supply and improve consenting. 

Singing off the same song sheet nationwide also helps ensure consistency across our national and regional advocacy workstreams. It is a working document that will evolve over time as policies are announced and issues arise, with the current version available for download here

Thank you to the various Member Taskforces, Regional Committees and advocacy team for their contribution to this Briefing Paper – we look forward to putting it to work.

Author | Katherine Wilson

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.

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