Increasing awareness of our Institute and the profile of our professionals through considered advocacy will enable members to unlock greater value in their profession while enabling the API to diversify and enhance its member base.

PURPOSE:to advocate on property matters and leverage the voice of the API
BRAND:to build brand awareness through independent, objective and authoritative advocacy that promotes the relevance of our members and the credibility of our Institute.

The API sets and maintains professional, entry and ethical standards which our Members are bound by.  It is because of this that stakeholders and government seek our impartial and expert advice on matters which impact the property sector. 

The API has Members across the property profession.  This means that the API not only has the expertise to provide a wide range of advice to an equally wide range of stakeholders, we provide that advice to stakeholders in line with the API core objectives - Independent, Objective and Authoritative.

Current advocacy projects

Recent advocacy projects

Executive Summary of the API Submission to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry6 November 2018
Feedback provided to Draft Community Land Management Regulation 2018 (New South Wales)30 July 2018
Feedback provided to consultation paper on Strata Titles Act (Tasmania)28 July 2018
Proposed Amendments to the Land Acquisition Act 1993 (Tasmania)15 June 2018
Commentary to Landgate regarding Community Titles Bill 2018 (Western Australia)16 April 2018
Guidelines for Expert Evidence in the Land Court of Queensland7 February 2018
What is a Valuation?November 2017
What is the Future of Property Valuations?  
Formal Advice on Intellectual Property in Valuation Reports (Member Alert)28 April 2017
Draft State Environmental Planning (Coastal Management) 2016 and Draft S.177(2) Local Planning Direction - Coastal Management (NSW)1 December 2016
Review of the Convenancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2010 and the Convenyaning Process in NSW7 October 2016
Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2017 (WA)February 2017
Statutory Review of the Residential Parks (Long Stay Tenants) Act 2006 (WA)17 September 2014
Strata Titles Act Reform (WA)February 2015
Draft State Planning Policy 3.7 - Planning for Bushfire Risk Management (WA)25 July 2014
Retail and Commercial Leases Act (SA)22 August 2016

Media Releases

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For more information about Advocacy please contact:

Contact:  National Manager – Member Services and Advocacy