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June 21, 2011, 2 p.m.

Clarence Valley Vacant Land Highlight Report Q2 2011

Local Area Characteristics The Clarence Valley Local Government Area (LGA) is located along the northern coastline of New South Wales and offers a diversified landscape for its residents, from 80 kilometres of beach frontage to the many tributaries into the Clarence River. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) the most recent Estimated Residential Population for the Clarence Valley as at June 2010 was 52,592. This equates to an increase of 1.1 per cent over a twelve month period, the 65 th strongest growth of 152 Local Government Areas in New South Wales. The majority of residents within the ...

June 14, 2011, 2 p.m.

Gold Coast Market Overview Q2 2011

Overview The Gold Coast is a coastal city of Australia located in the southeast corner of Queensland. The Gold Coast stretches from Alberton in the north to Coolangatta in the South. This sundry region is full of contrasts with the coastline stretching for 42 kilometres, renowned for its pristine surf beaches, while the hinterland provides acreage living with panoramic views of the coast and city lights. This market is well known as one of Australias premiere tourist locations both domestically and internationally. Popular activities in the area tend to revolve around the water including boating, fishing, surfing, SCUBA diving and ...

June 13, 2011, 2 p.m.

Wollongong LGA Property Watch Q2 2011

Scope The following Property Watch is the result of an investigation into the house, unit and land markets within the Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA). Area Characteristics The Wollongong LGA is located in the Illawarra Region of NSW, approximately 85 kilometres south of Sydney and 240 kilometres east of Canberra. The area is easily accessible via the Southern Freeway as well as the Princess and Illawarra Highways. The Wollongong and Dapto rail stations link the Wollongong town centre to Sydney, Nowra and the South Coast. The regions economy is based on a strong mining industry and the largest integrated steel ...

June 1, 2011, 2 p.m.

Greater Sydney Rural Lifestyle Report Q2 2011

Introduction Smaller size rural lots have proven to be a popular choice for buyers from both city and country areas. City residents often seek a weekend retreat, normally within two to two and a half hours from Sydney, allowing for recreational and maintenance activities to be done on weekends and during holiday periods. Farmers in country areas may choose to downsize to smaller lifestyle properties offering a similar setting to their former larger farm, but within closer proximity to a town centre. At the same time, residents of larger country towns will prefer to purchase lots within 10 to 20 ...

June 1, 2011, 2 p.m.

Randwick LGA Property Watch Q2 2011

Area Characteristics Randwick is a coastal LGA located approximately seven kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and bounded by the Pacific Ocean and Botany Bay. The LGA has been an increasingly popular destination with both tourists and locals who are attracted to the famous beaches of Maroubra and Coogee, as well as other recreational facilities such as Centennial Park, Randwick Racecourse and Queens Park. The suburb of Randwick is a major regional shopping and transportation hub, featuring the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre and strip shopping on Avoca Street and Belmore Road. Other shopping facilities can be found in Eastgardens and ...

June 1, 2011, 2 p.m.

Orange LGA Property Watch Q2 2011

Area Characteristics The Orange LGA is located 200 kilometres west of Sydney in the Central West Region of NSW. It is accessed via the Mitchell Highway, with daily coach and rail services to Sydney. The City of Orange is the major service centre for the region with key industries comprising agriculture, mining, health services and education. Oranges strong economy is underpinned by long term mining operations, and for its fruit growing industry. Educational and government facilities located in the LGA include the head office of the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and a campus of Charles Sturt University. ...

May 31, 2011, 2 p.m.

Brisbane Vacant Land Highlight Report Q2 2011

Local Area Characteristics The River City Also known as the River City, the Brisbane Local Government Area (LGA) boasts the largest population for any LGA within Australia. This large population has followed strong economic growth and a relative affordability of real estate, which drove demand and facilitated significant levels of investment within the region. Due to the constraints of the urban boundaries, this has had a flow on effect to other areas surrounding Brisbane and resulted in the development of a number of satellite cities. There are a number of suburban centres within Brisbane, such as Toowong, Chermside and Mount ...

May 31, 2011, 2 p.m.

Penrith LGA Property Watch Q2 2011

Area Characteristics The Penrith LGA is located approximately 50 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD at the foot of the Blue Mountains, and bordered by the Blacktown LGA to the east and the Nepean River to the west. The suburb of Penrith is a major commercial centre in the Greater Western Sydney area, with several shopping complexes including the Penrith Westfield and the High Street strip mall. A second business district can be found in nearby St Marys. The main arterial roads servicing the region are the Western Motorway and the Great Western Highway, linking Sydney with the Blue Mountains, ...

May 31, 2011, 2 p.m.

Port Stephens LGA Property Watch Q2 2011

Area Characteristics The Port Stephens LGA is located 150 kilometres northeast of Sydney and 38 kilometres northeast of Newcastle, in the Hunter Region of NSW. A popular tourist destination the region is known for whale watching, bushwalking and its wildflowers, as well as pristine beaches offering water activities such as snorkeling and surfing. A short two and a half hour drive from Sydney, the region is accessible via the Pacific Highway and Nelson Bay Road, with daily coach services to and from Sydney. The Newcastle Airport is serviced by most major airlines with regular flights from Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane ...

May 30, 2011, 2 p.m.

Burleigh Heads Property Watch Q2 2011

The following Property Watch is the result of an investigation into the house, unit and vacant land market comprising suburbs within the Burleigh Heads Area as depicted in the map to the right. The purpose of this report is to identify the trends influencing the performance of this real estate market and the factors contributing to its competitive environment. Demographics As at June 2010 the estimated resident population of the Burleigh Heads Area was 51,858 residents. This equates to an increase of 1.5 per cent or 766 new residents from the June 2009 population of 51,079. Understood to be a ...