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…

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…

Brisbane’s appeal grows as investors return to the market

Originally published on Smart Property Investment Dwelling prices are expected to rise as investor activity continues to strengthen across the nation, with Brisbane touted as more appealing than its capital city counterparts, a recent report has revealed. After surviving a particularly low point in May last year, the residential property market is picking up pace…

Australia’s economic rebound: GDP rises 3.3 per cent

Originally published on Courier Mail The Treasurer has hailed Australia’s economic rebound as ‘better than nearly any other country in the world’, with the recession now officially over. The recession is officially over, with the Australian economy growing 3.3 per cent in the September quarter, according to new figures. The economy went into recession in…

Brisbane showing strength as markets diverge

Originally published on Australian Property Investor We are starting to see a clear divergence between property markets around Australia during this pandemic, with Brisbane continuing to show resilience to price falls and its rental demand remaining strong. The latest Corelogic Data shows overall dwelling values in Brisbane declined 0.1 per cent, but houses were stable…

Misconceptions about Brisbane’s property market

Originally published on Smart Property Investment October 24, 2019 The Brisbane property market is currently filled with many misconceptions, writes Melinda Jennison.  Distance from the CBD in Brisbane (from an investment perspective) is comparable to the distances in both Sydneyand Melbourne Brisbane is much less “dense” than Sydney and Melbourne, so there is a lot more land for…

Where will my investment dollars work hardest?

Originally published on Smart Property Investment You may have seen the latest headlines and been convinced by the crowds of commentators exclaiming the Sydney property market has bottomed out, and the start of the next value upswing (some have said, ‘the new boom’) is underway. And I get it. The city is our country’s largest real estate…

Queensland Post-Mining Boom

Originally published on Your Investment Property As the state moves on from the mining bust, what is driving its economy forward? It’s been a tumultuous decade in Queensland from a property standpoint as a number of factors combined to bring property price growth to a halt. The economic impact of weakening resources investment was widely…