WHY QUEENSLAND?

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Queensland is a place of action. We look forward to welcoming you to collaborate for the future of our industry.

The Queensland Government states that:

“In 30 years Queensland will be home to vibrant and prosperous communities.
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Our state will be well planned with the right infrastructure in the right places to support a population that has grown across every region.
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We will value education as a lifelong pursuit where we gain practical skills, enrich our lives, find secure jobs and improve the competitiveness of our economy.
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Our brightest minds will take on the world and we will work collaboratively to achieve the best results for Queensland.
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We will be the greatest state in which to live, work and play, and guardian of a sustainable natural environment that inspires an active lifestyle and supports healthy communities.
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We will have a community spirit that embraces our diversity and unique culture and gives everyone the opportunity to shine. We will not leave anybody behind.
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Government can’t do this alone but as a community working together we can achieve everything we want for our state’s future.”

The Queensland Government is not only forward thinking it is leading and demonstrating it is a Government of action. This is demonstrated by recent developments for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the number of major projects underway in Queensland.  A list of just a few of Queensland’s projects are:

  • North Queensland Stadium
  • Queensland State Netball Centre
  • Adani Combined Project
  • Kidston Project
  • Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct
  • Rockhampton CBD renewal
  • Toondah Harbour development
  • Villa St Yeronga
  • Yeppoon Heritage Railway Precinct
  • Edward St revitalisation
  • Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment
  • Brisbane Quarter, Queen's Wharf casino precinct
  • Cross-River Rail
  • Brisbane Metro transport system
  • Brisbane Live entertainment precinct

Examples of infrastructure development in Brisbane

Second Runway at Brisbane International Airport

The largest aviation project currently in Australia and due for completion in 2020 the project will create over 2,500 jobs and cost over 1.3 billion.

Queens Wharf

$3 billion will be spent on the 27 hectare Queen’s Wharf precinct. The site will house over 60 hospitality venues, with over 2,000 apartments and 1,000 hotel beds.

It is projected that it will create over 8,000 jobs once completed.

Cross River Rail

The Cross River Rail will begin construction soon and is set to cost $5.4 billion dollars and create over 1,500 jobs annually until completion in 2024.

Brisbane Metro

The is project is set to improve mobility throughout Brisbane, create over 7,000 jobs and cost close to $1 billion.

Brisbane Showgrounds

This is set to be the largest brownfield development in Australia with the redevelopment spanning over 22 hectares. It will cost over $3 billion and generate more than 2,000 jobs.

Fast Facts:

  • JLL’s third June 2018 Brisbane Housing Market report demonstrated that robust public investment and household consumption will help the Queensland economy deliver strong growth over the next few years.
  • Detached housing approvals continue to rise across Brisbane.
  • Brisbane median house values and asking rents continued to increase.
  • Queensland’s economic conditions continue to improve and state final demand increased for the seventh consecutive quarter, growing 2.6% over the year.
  • The 2018-19 Federal budget committed $5.2 billion for transport infrastructure investments in Queensland.
  • The Queensland State Government is poised to invest $45 billion into transport infrastructure over the next 4 years.
  • Deloitte Access Economics forecast Queensland SFD to grow by 3.9% in 2018 and 4.1% in 2019.
  • Suburbs of Brisbane recorded house price growths of 22.3%.
  • Greater Brisbane rental yields remain higher than those in Sydney and Melbourne for both houses and units.
  • The Queensland economy is expected to grow strongly over the next few years and house rents are expected to grow due to increased demand.