Where new schools are being planned in Ipswich

Originally published on The Queensland Times IPSWICH is the fastest growing area in Queensland, but the state government says it is keeping up with demand for new classrooms in the boom suburbs. Education Minister Grace Grace was in the city on Tuesday to officially open new facilities at local schools and was asked whether Ipswich…

Springfield gets new 174-bed public hospital expansion

A new public hospital at Springfield which is planned to include an emergency department, intensive care unit and maternity services is set to be developed and co-located at the site of the Mater Private Hospital. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Monday that the current 95-bed private facility would be expanded, delivering 174 new public…

The Ipswich suburbs experiencing the most growth

Published on The Queensland Time IPSWICH welcomed more than 1200 new residents in the first three months of 2021 following a year which saw new arrivals flood to Queensland from interstate. The population of the fastest growing city in Queensland is expected to swell from 233,000 to 558,000 in the next 20 years. In a…

This $68 billion Australian city wants to become the next Silicon Valley

Published on CNBC KEY POINTS Greater Springfield is Australia’s first privately built city and the world’s tenth-largest master planned city. Designed around the pillars of technology, health and education, the smart city’s property tycoon founder wants it to become the next Silicon Valley. With an emphasis on sustainability, Greater Springfield aims to produce more energy…

New details on ‘extensive redesign’ of old Masters site

Originally published on The Queensland Times EXCITEMENT is building with the former Masters store in Springfield, which has sat unused for five years, set to finally be resurrected. The three-hectare site is owned by property group Home Consortium, which acquired the assets of Masters Home Improvement in 2016 when it was shut down. The delay…

Mortgage levels continue the record-breaking streak

Originally published on Mortgage Business New loan commitments reached another record high in January, with new owner-occupier loans breaking the $22-billion mark for the first time. The figures come in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) lending indicators data for January 2021, which shows that Australia continues to report record-breaking mortgage activity. New loan commitments (seasonally adjusted) rose by 10.5…

The ‘stars are aligned’ for first-time property investors

Originally published on Smart Property Investment With rents rising and vacancy rates dropping, the stars are aligning for property buyers, an expert has said. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has signalled that record-low interest rates are set to remain until 2024 at the earliest, bringing the cost of borrowing down to half of what…

Salvador and Samantha

We first heard of Glen many years ago through a family friend, but we felt that we would never be able to invest. One day we decided to give Glen a call and arrange a meeting so he could explain how investing works.Glen was thorough in his knowledge of the booming areas in Queensland, and…

Ipswich developments proposed, approved in 2020

Originally published on The Queensland Times AS the fastest growing region in Queensland, and one of the fastest growing in the country, new developments are popping up constantly across Ipswich. Here’s some of the more prominent commercial and industrial developments which were proposed to Ipswich City Council in 2020. Service station development in Chuwar A…