We live in such an amazing state, with our golden beaches, breathtaking
mountains and endless amounts of sunshine. No matter where you are located we’re
sure you will find a home that’s perfect for you!
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The Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth-largest city, with a population expected to reach approximately
650,000 by the end of 2018. Geographically, the city is a lifestyle, residential and employment
hub of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – southeast Queensland. Covering an area
of 1,400sqkm, the Gold Coast’s boundaries extend from just south of Beenleigh to Coolangatta,
taking in South Stradbroke Island and part of Moreton Bay, and extending west to the
hinterland of Mount Tamborine and the Lamington and Darlington Ranges.
Welcoming more than 11 million visitors per year, it is Australia’s leading tourist destination, with a
large concentration of holiday accommodation in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. According to
the City of Gold Coast, the Gold Coast enjoys a growth rate of nine per cent and has access to an
economic catchment of three million people. Since 2001, the local economy has almost
doubled in size from $13.4 billion to an estimated $23.3 billion.
In 2018, the Gold Coast will host one of the largest elite multi-sport events in the world,
providing unprecedented international exposure and commensurate business, trade and
investment opportunities. Some of the city’s brightest residential real estate prospects are located
in tightly held areas of the northern Gold Coast, as highlighted by noted demographer Bernard Salt
in his 2015 Beyond the Horizon report on the Gold Coast’s future growth.
A recent article published on 19 November, 2015 by the Australian Financial Review’s Smart
Investor found that nine of the top ten performing suburbs in Queensland were from the Gold Coast
as investors looked to capitalise on gains made elsewhere and diversify.
The region is hugely popular with families due to its retail and family amenities, local employment
opportunities and great educational and transport infrastructure. According to data from Queensland
Government Statistician’s Office, Ipswich’s annual employment growth was 2.2%, streaks ahead of the
statewide average of 0.1%. Ipswich also has one of the fastest growing populations in the country and,
according to new REIQ research, the strongest property price growth in Queensland at 6.7%
(almost double Brisbane’s 3.4% gain over the same quarter).
City of Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale says the new demographic and economic data point to the city’s
continued growth as a south east Queensland centre. “The city of Ipswich continues to lead the way in
development, innovation and growth in south east Queensland,” says Cr Pisasale.
Ipswich also benefits from very favourable consideration in the Queensland Government’s South East
Queensland Plan, with policy directly stimulating population and economic growth.
Private and government investment in the area, including the under construction $320 million Darra to
Springfield train line, major Ipswich Motorway upgrades and a new Bunnings in West Ipswich, is further