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Source: New Zealand Council of Retail Property

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement today, retail property and shopping centre owners and retailers from around the country are pleased that they will be able to fully open their doors as we transition to Alert Level 2.

New Zealand Council of Retail Property (NZCoRP) Chair Campbell Barbour says the move is welcomed by its members, who are now working to produce a comprehensive set of procedures to meet the Government’s outlined objectives.

“As a collective, our members are developing a broad set of guidelines that ensure consistent ‘best practice’ standards are upheld throughout the country. We will work with our tenants, particularly those with a specific set of operational procedures as determined by the Government such as bars, restaurants and hair and beauty clinicians, to achieve the highest standards,” says Barbour.

“Our primary objective is that customers feel safe to enjoy one of New Zealand’s favourite pastimes comfortable in the knowledge that we have done everything possible to ensure their safety.

“We are fortunate that shopping centres and retail stores are a tightly controlled environment, with appropriate procedures able to be put in place. In light of the announced government protocols, our members will now prepare our centres for the Alert Level 2 environment.

“It has been well documented in recent weeks just how fundamental the retail industry is to New Zealand’s economy. We look forward to New Zealanders supporting their local retailers and shopping safely as we move through the alert levels”, says Barbour.

About the New Zealand Council of Retail Property

The New Zealand Council of Retail Property (NZCoRP) represents the owners of over 100 retail properties and shopping centres, with 5,000 tenants, a combined annual turnover of 10 billion and a collective market value of 12 billion.

NZCoRP provides a unified voice for our members, banding together to advocate on legislative and regulatory challenges, to provide a strong voice for the industry, and to ensure retail is recognised as a significant contributor to the New Zealand economy.

Our membership is broad and encompasses many of New Zealand’s leading retail property owners and managers, including Scentre Group, Kiwi Property, Oyster Property Group, AMP Capital, Stride Property, NZ Retail Property Group, Colliers International, and Tinline Properties

The Council is facilitated by Property Council New Zealand.