UTS Library

Property Development: Specialist Resources

In this guide:

The library subscribes to a couple of different Property sales services, and some can be a little hard to find, so this page puts them all together for you in one easy to access space.

  • API.org.au
    The official website of the Australian Property Institute. Contains some free documents to do with professional standards and codes of practice for the valuation industry
  • BIS Shrapnel Reports
    Some very useful surveying and forecasting reports including Building in Australia and Building Industry Prospects
  • National Construction Codes
    Formerly the Building Code of Australia. Now a free website, but requires the creation of a login to view.
  • CityScope
    Now online! CityScope offers information on commercial and retail leases for high rise buildings in the City of Sydney.
  • Costweb-
    Calculates building costs per square metre, for different regions of Australia and for different types of building. Also does projections.
  • Domain Property Data
    Provides up-to-date and comprehensive property information sourced from a variety of sources including government and semigovernment agencies, real estate advertising, real estate agents and APM's own researchers.
  • Isurv - Produced by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Isurv is a portal to professional guidance online in topics of planning, project management and property. It also contains expert practical commentary, legislative guidance, relevant case summaries and hundreds of ready-to-use checklists and document templates.
  • PCA Reports
    These are reports authored by the property council of Australia. They include the office market report, quarterly development survey and the Australian Shopping Centre database.
  • Residex Reports
    These are hardcopy reports including the rent report and the top 100 Sydney Suburbs report.
  • RP Data
    Rp Data provides property based data for the Sydney region, including current property ownership records, historical sales, electronic maps, property improvements and photographs.