Centre Council of Australia represents investors in, and
managers of, shopping centres. As such we also represent the
interests of around nine million Australians who have an
investment in retail property through their superannuation, life
insurance, managed funds, real estate investment trusts, syndicates and
Our mission is
to be an effective advocate for these investors and managers and
to promote a better understanding of the significant
contribution that shopping centres make to economic growth –
through employment, retail sales, investment returns and as a
platform for small and medium-sized businesses.
The focus of
our advocacy is any regulation which affects shopping centres
such as legislation governing retail leasing, retail property
management, retail trading hours, land use planning and building
is to achieve a regulatory environment that enables shopping
centres to grow and expand, to operate efficiently, and to
provide greater certainty for investment decisions on shopping
centre developments and redevelopments. In doing so we are
helping our investors secure their retirement and helping create
jobs both directly in our member companies and in the many
thousands of large, medium and small retail businesses that have
a home in our members’ centres.
We will seek to encourage industry best practice, recognising that the
foundation of a successful shopping centre is a strong
relationship between, on the one hand, the owner and manager of
the shopping centre and, on the other hand, the retailers who
comprise the centre.
also acknowledge the vital role shopping centres play in the social
life of the communities they serve – including providing a safe,
convenient and pleasant environment for shoppers to visit and
enjoy – and we pledge to continue to support our member
companies in this role.