Why Invest in South East Queensland

Why Invest in South East Queensland

SEQ is a powerful combination of an enviable lifestyle, a thriving world-class capital city surrounded by stunning beaches, underpinned by commitments for massive investment in infrastructure and amenity, strong employment growth, and a high level of housing affordability.

Investment Highlights

With a population of around 3.5 million, the SEQ region is set to grow by another 1.9 million by 2041. Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast account for 70% of net interstate migration to Queensland, which is currently at a 15-year high and far exceeds every other state in Australia.

Booming Population Growth

With a population of around 3.5 million, the SEQ region is set to grow by another 1.9 million by 2041. Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast account for 70% of net interstate migration to Queensland, which is currently at a 15-year high and far exceeds every other state in Australia.

The total infrastructure pipeline for Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast is currently $75+ billion – the greatest concentrated infrastructure boom  SEQ has experienced. SEQ “City Deal” is in the final stages of negotiation with the Federal government and is estimated to be worth $58 billion to the local economy.

Infrastructure Investment

The total infrastructure pipeline for Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast is currently $75+ billion – the greatest concentrated infrastructure boom SEQ has experienced. SEQ “City Deal” is in the final stages of negotiation with the Federal government and is estimated to be worth $58 billion to the local economy.

The last true SEQ growth cycle occurred between 2001 and 2004. During this period, the region outperformed the southern capitals just as it had during previous peak growth phases. History shows that in the context of market cycles, a period of SEQ outperformance is well overdue and that the current growth cycle has much further to run. The core market fundamentals have been building for an extended period of time and have now reached critical levels. When considered from the time of initial Covid-19-related social restrictions in March 2020, Brisbane dwelling price growth (in percentage terms) is slightly above that recorded for Sydney. Brisbane and Adelaide are currently the only two capitals for which the rate of monthly dwelling price growth is accelerating rather than decelerating. As of October 2021, Brisbane's dwelling price growth over the past quarter was second only to Hobart, and for October, it recorded the highest dwelling price growth of all capitals.

Strong Base Fundamentals

The last true SEQ growth cycle occurred between 2001 and 2004. During this period, the region outperformed the southern capitals just as it had during previous peak growth phases. History shows that in the context of market cycles, a period of SEQ outperformance is well overdue and that the current growth cycle has much further to run. The core market fundamentals have been building for an extended period of time and have now reached critical levels. When considered from the time of initial Covid-19-related social restrictions in March 2020, Brisbane dwelling price growth (in percentage terms) is slightly above that recorded for Sydney. Brisbane and Adelaide are currently the only two capitals for which the rate of monthly dwelling price growth is accelerating rather than decelerating. As of October 2021, Brisbane's dwelling price growth over the past quarter was second only to Hobart, and for October, it recorded the highest dwelling price growth of all capitals.

Investment Regions

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Gold Coast

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