Following several months of consultation and member feedback, on 30 October 2020, Property Council New Zealand Incorporated welcomed the approval of a new Constitution, Bylaws and a set of Operational Guidelines.
The aim of this new suite of founding documents is to simplify the membership structure, consolidate the branch structure from five branches and one chapter to four regions, increase the organisation's financial stability and re-set our governance structure to ensure we are better placed for the future. The previous Constitution had not been reviewed since its inception, with many areas out of date and not fit for purpose.
The Constitution is effective from 1 January 2021.
Each document has a clear purpose:
- Formally outlines the purpose of the Property Council, why it exists and how it operates.
- Specifies the National Board.
- Can only be changed at an AGM
- Sets out the structure and rules that govern the way Property Council operates and sets parameters for specific areas such as membership structure, admission, establishment, and operation of committees.
- Can be changed by the National Board.
- Internal Property Council operational documents that would be used for National and Regional Committees to ensure consistency and transparency. It would include the purpose of a committee, detailed operations, expectations of members, job descriptions for key roles, and the induction process.
- Approved by the National Board.