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Government Property Group
Best Practice in Built Asset Management
The Government Property Group (GPG) is a voluntary committee of State and Territory Government departments that work within the built asset management area. With a strong governance structure supported by monthly meetings that culminate in an Annual Meeting, the relationships established between GPG jurisdictions are providing leadership in government office accommodation facility management and development.
The GPG has continued to evolve as a collaborative committee that leverages the skills, knowledge, and expertise of individual GPG jurisdictions. Supporting a strong vision statement encompassing the purpose, values and key capabilities, jurisdictional collaboration on projects of national importance. The GPG governance aims to create smarter approaches to asset management across all GPG jurisdictions, with a focus on sustainable outcomes, consistent policies and frameworks, and effective stakeholder engagement.
The GPG has talented people at all levels and a solid balance sheet that gives us the flexibility to pursue and progress current and future projects that will drive efficiencies in portfolio management across the jurisdictions.

The role of GPG and Contribution to Industry

Government organisations are significant users of office space across all Australian markets, and are well placed to improve the performance of commercial buildings by adopting ecologically sustainable practices.  Governments are well placed to lead the promotion and adoption of sustainable office building practices, thereby influencing the sustainability practices of the wider commercial property market.
Leadership by governments can provide an incentive for business to adopt innovative and sustainable practices which benefit the wider community. The GPG encourages wider adoption of sustainable procurement and management of office buildings through partnerships between governments, organisations, industry and the not-for-profit sector.
The GPG through the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) reports to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), which elevates the work of the GPG to be recognised on Commonwealth agendas as well as the state and territory agendas.  The GPG is working to make buildings more sustainable through a number of projects with two major projects being implemented: 
  1. The National Green Leasing Policy (NGLP), both of which were initiated in 2010 across all GPG jurisdictions.



  • Enhanced Management and Performance of Government Assets
  • Property Management Capacity Development
  • Procurement as a Strategic Function
  • Smarter Property Management Solutions
  • Effective Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Emerging Challenges and Opportunities


For copies of GPG papers including National Green Lease Fact Sheets see GPG Publications.


GPG Emerging Thought Leader Award 2017
The GPG acknowledges the important role our emerging leaders play in achieving succussful results.
We look for individuals with capacity to maximise positive outcomes that support the current and future service delivery needs of government agencies and the community.
The Award is designed to reward innovative and practical thinking which has led to demonstrable and positive property solutions.
2017 Winner

Phillip Yapp
Senior Energy Project Officer, ACT Property Group
Phillip's nomination was for his work on implementing the ACT Governments Energy Efficiency programs including the Carbon Neutral Framework (Framework), which was recognised as exemplary in delivering the Framework’s goals in a challenging and complex environment.
Judges were impressed with his commitment, solutions focussed and innovative approaches to energy efficiency delivery.  In addition, the recognition by the ACT Government of his consistent positive and proactive engagement with a wide range of stakeholders was noted.
2018 Nominations

Nominations will open approximately September 2018 and details/forms will be availble on our website at that time.

Executive Members and Authorities


GPG members have formed a working group to network, share information and develop and promote ‘best practice’ activities across government jurisdictions in the management of commercial property.  The roles of Chair and Deputy-Chair are rotated bi-annually, with the discussion and selection process managed by the GPG Executive:


Queensland Government Accommodation Office
Department of Housing and Public Works
New Zealand
Australian Capital Territory
NZ Government Property Group
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
ACT Property Group
Chief Minister, Treasury & Economic Development Directorate
Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC)


Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) 
New South Wales
Government Property NSW (GPNSW)
Western Australia
(Deputy Chair)
Government Office Accommodation
Department of Finance
Procurement and Property
Department of Treasury and Finance
Northern Territory
Northern Territory Property Management
Department of Corporate and Information Services
Strategic and Commercial Property Unit
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Department of Treasury and Finance