Connal Townsend

Property Council chief executive Connal Townsend

Proposed Auckland Council levy could kill property development

Fri 17 Feb

Auckland Council’s proposed targeted rate on large-scale developments to pay for infrastructure could stop projects stone cold dead.

Auckland mayoral aspirant Mark Thomas

Instead of complaining about government spending run Auckland Council better – Mark Thomas

Fri 27 May 6

Auckland mayor Len Brown’s approach to housing has made the situation worse, mayoral contender Mark Thomas says.

Property Council New Zealand chief executive Connal Townsend

Conflicts of interest not a problem for Property Council

Thu 7 Apr 2

Members are highly educated, principled and aware of approaching conflicts of interest.

EY executive director of tax policy David Snell

Little support for IRD's view on taxing seismic assessments

Thu 17 Mar

IRD believes seismic assessments are related to capital expenditure.

Property Council CEO Connal Townsend

Property Council says IRD view on seismic assessments is immoral

Tue 15 Mar 3

Inland Revenue's view that the costs of getting a seismic assessment of a building shouldn't be tax deductible has riled the Property Council. With special audio feature.

Property Council’s chief executive Connal Townsend.

House prices 'blow to confidence' says Property Council

Mon 25 Jan 17

Connal Townsend says prices are a blow to confidence but the median price keeps going up


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