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Australia’s largest rooftop solar system up and running in Darwin

Darwin is now officially home to Australia’s largest solar rooftop system after the installation of Casuarina Square’s 1.25MW (megawatt) system reached practical completion last weekend. The 4190 solar panel system has an estimated annual output of 2030MWh (Megawatt hours), which is enough to power 310 average Australian households and reduce greenhouse pollution by more than […]

Shared Value Project talks to GPT

The GPT Group Community Engagement Manager Nina Collinson talked to the Shared Value Project about her experiences and her role in promoting the shared value approach. GPT is a member of the Shared Value Project, the local peak practice body that supports the development of shared value in Australia. What does shared value mean to you? Shared value […]

Sydney market tipped for strong recovery

Sydney is tipped to be the best performing global city for premium office rental growth in 2016, according the real estate services firm JLL. “Statistically we believe that Sydney in fact is projected to record the strongest rental growth in 2016 with Tokyo a little way behind,’’ JLL Director of Global Research Jeremy Kelly told […]

GMF: Metro markets ‘remain compelling’

One year on from its listing on the ASX, the GPT Metro Office Fund (GMF) has reaffirmed that its business case remains as sound as ever at its inaugural annual general meeting. “We believe the benefits for investing in metropolitan office property remain compelling,’’ GMF fund manager Chris Blackmore told the GMF’s shareholders at the […]

The story of Gathering Place

Artist Jasmine Sarin had some reservations when she was first asked by GPT Group to paint an artwork that reflected the company’s values. “I was a bit sceptical at first, thinking it was just a corporate that came in and made buildings and left,’’ says Sarin. Sarin had come into contact with GPT, after one […]

The Empty Room

For those who have worked in property for some time, you tend to develop a productivity barometer when it comes to space. You are always looking for ways to optimise the productivity of that valuable commodity. It’s funny how some of those tendencies can extend beyond the workplace and into our personal life. This made […]

Let property grow the economy

What is a bigger contributor to Australia’s economy than iron ore and coal exports combined? What directly and indirectly generates more gross domestic product than New Zealand’s economy? The answer: Australia’s property sector. The Property Council of Australia this week launched its Let property grow the economy campaign, which highlights the significant contribution the sector […]