Foreign Residential Investor Contribution
Client: Property Council Australia
This report was commissioned by the Victorian division of the Property Council of Australia to examine the contribution of foreign investors purchasing residential and non-residential property on the Victorian economy, and the impact the introduction of surcharges on foreign investors has had on this contribution. The assessment reviewed historic levels of foreign investment as a share of total investment in residential and non-residential property and compared this to previous AEC modelling on the economic contribution of property to the Victorian economy to estimate the level of economic activity supported by foreign investment in 2015-16. Implications of the surcharge were estimated based on the observed reduction in foreign investor levels between 2015-16 and 2016-17 in Victoria (and other states) from the introduction of a surcharge.
The outcomes of this research were used by Property Council of Australia to inform discussions regarding the surcharge.