Property Person of the Year Award

Property Person of the Year 2014 | Mr Tony Perich AM


Winner 2014: Mr Tony Perich AM - Managing Director, Perich Group of Companies

Date : 
Friday, 21 November 2014
Venue :  Four Seasons, Sydney

The Property Person of the Year recognises an impressive community leader who has played a major role in helping construct Australia. The 2014 Property Person of the Year award was presented to Mr Tony Perich AM at a charity fundraising dinner in aid of Warrah Disability Services and St. Vincents Prostate Cancer Centre. The event was held at Four Seasons, Sydney and around 400 industry representatives attended the occasion.

Glenn Wheeler - Master of Ceremony and a broadcaster on 2GB and presenter on Seven Networks The Morning Show - conducted an easy, interesting and fun interview with Tony about his earlier days starting out in the industry, his family and his outstanding achievements.


Winner of the Property Person of the Year 2014

Mr Tony Perich AM

Tony Perich is one of the main drivers of residential development on Sydney’s South West fringe. He began as a dairy farmer and moved on to the development of Narellan Town Centre followed by Oran Park with 5,600 homesites and Gregory Hills with 2,500 homesites. He is Managing Director of 10 companies and joint Managing Director of another three and a Director of another 9 companies. He heads up the Leppington Pastoral Company which milks around 2,200 cows at Bringelly and has crops in excess of 6,000 hectares of grain and hay in the Central West of NSW.

Urban Taskforce’s previous Chair, Noel Hemmings QC, commented, “I have known Tony for many years and have admired his ability to run both a massive dairy and a booming development business. This award, of course, is for what he has achieved as a developer and there is no doubt that he has set very high standards for the development of new town centres and whole suburbs on the fringe of Sydney. I congratulate him on winning this award and for all he has achieved.”

According to Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce CEO, “Tony Perich has prepared the groundwork for development around Badgery’s Creek airport through his extensive developments. As well as the housing estates Tony is developing the Central Hills Business Park and has developed the Narellan Town Centre which is a large shopping centre.”

While Tony Perich has been the driver of the major projects in South Western Sydney he has formed joint-ventures with Landcom at Oran Park and worked jointly on other sites with partners. Tony Perich was born in Liverpool in 1940 to Croatian parents and is married to Catherine and has two sons who, along with Tony’s brother Ron and his family, are all involved in the family’s businesses. Tony’s father grew tomatoes for sale at the Sydney Markets and in 1953 the family moved into dairy farming which has evolved into one of Australia’s largest dairy farms.

Tony Perich is a great contributor to the community. He was Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the Spastic Centre’s Growth Point Project at Liverpool, President of Narellan Rotary, Vice President of the Narellan Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, Board Member of the Greater Western Sydney Economic Development Board. He established the Cancer Health Research Foundation Sydney South and has raised funds for Prostate Cancer Research. He received an AM- Member Order of Australia in 1999 for services to the community.

AwardTony Perich accepting the award from Peter Daly, Chairman, Urban Taskforce along with Glenn Wheeler, MC.
  Tony with Sons
Tony Perich (middle) with sons.



Tony Perich AM – Bio

Tony Perich is Joint Managing Director of the Perich Group of Companies.

The Perich Group consists of a large number of diversified business interests, chief amongst them are: Leppington Pastoral Company, one of Australia’s largest dairies; Freedom Nutritional Products, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange a manufacturer of health foods and A2 milk; Narellan Town Centre shopping centre joint venture, a large shopping centre in Narellan NSW; Dartwest Developments, responsible for the Gregory Hills project (2500 homesites); Central Hills Business Park (40 ha business park); Greenfields Development Company, responsible for the joint-venture property development with Landcom at Oran Park Town (5600 homesites) & Oran Park Town Centre retail and commercial centre.




Pater Daly
Peter Daly, Chairman,  Urban Taskforce Australia.

  InterviewTony being interviewed by Glenn Wheeler.   Chris Johnson
Mr Chris Johnson, CEO, Urban Taskforce Australia.
Prof. Stricker
Assc Prof Philip Stricker, Director- St Vincent's Hospital
  Georgina - Warrah
Georgina Michaelis, CEO, Warrah Society.
Guests enjoying the night.



Dyldam Logo Meriton Four Seasons
My Nutrition Coach Radisson Tulloch
Freedom Foods Narellan Greenfields
  Gregory Hills  


Past winners include:

  • Mr Steve McCann, Group CEO & Managing Director, Lend Lease
  • Mr Ross McDiven, Chairman of Brookfield Multiplex
  • Mr Lang Walker, Chairman of Walker Corporation
  • Mr Liam Forde, Chief Executive of Baulderstone Hornibrook.
  • Mr Bill Moss AM, Group Head and Chief Executive Officer of the Banking and Property Group, Macquarie Bank
  • Mr Greg Goodman, Group Chief Executive Officer, Goodman
  • Mr Wal King AO, Chief Executive Officer, Leighton Holdings
  • Mr Harry Triguboff AO, Chairman and Managing Director of Meriton Apartments
  • Mr Bob Rose, AM, Chief Executive Officer, The Rose Group
  • Garry Rothwell, Founder and Principal, Winton Property Group


  For more information about the Property Person of the Year 2014 Award please contact the Urban Taskforce on (02) 9238 3955  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.