Dale Alcock: thought leader & industry spokesperson

Given his vast construction industry experience spanning more than three decades, it’s no surprise that Dale is often asked to provide expert media commentary on a wide range of topics. Below is a list of the most common subject matter requests.

Perth forecasts – where to from here?

  • Housing forecast – WA housing activity driving economic positivity in 2021.
  • New housing and rental market – exploring the intricacies.
  • The core driver of demand (population), the credit environment and consumer sentiment = volume of future development in Perth.
  • The challenge of balancing the need for increased urban expansion against greater densification of the city.
  • Investor activity – Eastern states interest in WA housing.

WA vs. East Coast – different stages of the house cycle

  • The WA property cycle in comparison to the eastern states
  • Why Sydney centric commentary on property does not apply to WA consumers.
  • ABN Group’s experience building homes in Perth and Melbourne.

First home buyers

  • How we keep the dream of homeownership a reality.
  • New innovative products that can support the homebuyer on their journey to buying a home.
  • Why now really is the time to buy a home in Perth.

Generational change

  • Intergenerational housing
  • The importance of providing housing choice in the city and suburbs

A unique State – WA’s positives

  • What is the future vision for Perth? Perth is home to more than two million people and this is anticipated to grow to 3.5 million by 2050.
  • WA and Perth as the world’s safe-haven and a beacon for economic recovery.
  • First Home Buyers have never been in a better position to buy a home.
  • McGowan Government commitment to grow economy with strong investment in job-creating infrastructure.
  • WA’s economy – driving business and consumer sentiment.

Government policy and initiatives

  • The crucial role of both the State & Federal Government’s building stimulus packages.
  • How grants grow economic activity – ROI for all Australians.
  • How is the building industry guided by government frameworks to meet the needs of future growth?
  • State and federal election and budget analysis from a Perth and Melbourne residential builder perspective.
  • Foreign Owner Duty Tax – how has this new surcharge impacted economy.

Investing in the next generation of trades

  • ABN Group is Australia’s largest and most successful apprenticeship training program for building and construction trades.
  • Training building apprentices: why more private companies should do it & what this means for the future.

Giving back to the community

A subject close to Dale’s heart, the Alcock Family Foundation (launched in 2006 as the ABN Foundation) has donated more than $9.1 million to worthy causes, both close to home and overseas.


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