Why Invest in the Sunshine Coast

Why Invest in the Sunshine Coast

Just three of the major infrastructure projects in the area include; the $347 million Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion that will connect the Sunshine Coast on an international scale. The $5 billion Aura masterplanned city. And the creation of a new $2.1 billion CBD in the heart of Maroochydore is expected to contribute more than $350 million to the region’s economy in the next five years and generate $5.9 billion in expenditure by 2040.

The scale and strength of the Sunshine Coast as a region is often underestimated. It is the 9th largest ‘significant urban area’ in the country, with economic and population growth that is outpacing other scale regions both in percentage and absolute terms.

Investment Highlights

The Sunshine Coast is the 9th largest significant urban area in Australia and one which has been experiencing higher percentage population growth than all capital cities.

Population Growth

The Sunshine Coast is the 9th largest significant urban area in Australia and one which has been experiencing higher percentage population growth than all capital cities.

The region boasts an economy worth $18.5 billion, having grown by around 42% in the previous decade. (Source: .ID Community)

Strong Economy

The region boasts an economy worth $18.5 billion, having grown by around 42% in the previous decade. (Source: .ID Community)

A strong infrastructure pipeline in excess of $20 billion including transport, new CBD and master planned communities

Infrastructure

A strong infrastructure pipeline in excess of $20 billion including transport, new CBD and master planned communities

The Sunshine Coast economy has generated an additional 19,000 local jobs in the past five years. (Source: ABS)

Employment Growth

The Sunshine Coast economy has generated an additional 19,000 local jobs in the past five years. (Source: ABS)

The Sydney median house price for the 2021 calendar year was 44% more expensive than that of the Sunshine Coast. (Source: Price Finder)

Affordability

The Sydney median house price for the 2021 calendar year was 44% more expensive than that of the Sunshine Coast. (Source: Price Finder)

Exceptionally low vacancy rate of 0.5% as of March 2022, indicating an extremely tight and undersupplied rental market. Comparatively, Sydney and Melbourne's vacancies sit at 1.6% and 1.9% respectively. (Source: SQM Research)

Low Vacancy Rate

Exceptionally low vacancy rate of 0.5% as of March 2022, indicating an extremely tight and undersupplied rental market. Comparatively, Sydney and Melbourne's vacancies sit at 1.6% and 1.9% respectively. (Source: SQM Research)

Apartment rental yields were at 4.9% as of March 2022 and notably higher than those being achieved in Sydney and Melbourne, which both sit at near-record lows of 3.7%. (Source: SQM Research)

High Yields

Apartment rental yields were at 4.9% as of March 2022 and notably higher than those being achieved in Sydney and Melbourne, which both sit at near-record lows of 3.7%. (Source: SQM Research)

An incredible 59% median apartment price growth has been experienced over the past two years. (Source: Price Finder)

Capital Growth

An incredible 59% median apartment price growth has been experienced over the past two years. (Source: Price Finder)

The creation of a new $2.1 billion CBD in the heart of Maroochydore is expected to contribute more than $350 million to the region’s economy in the next five years and generate $5.9 billion in expenditure by 2040.

New CBD

The creation of a new $2.1 billion CBD in the heart of Maroochydore is expected to contribute more than $350 million to the region’s economy in the next five years and generate $5.9 billion in expenditure by 2040.

Lifestyle Highlights

Renowned for some of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in the world, the region is approximately 3,130km² and stretches along 65km of sandy beaches and headlands

Pristine Beaches

Renowned for some of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in the world, the region is approximately 3,130km² and stretches along 65km of sandy beaches and headlands

3,722ha of reserves and 2,000ha of national parkland spread throughout and hinterland areas provide off-road driving, walking trails, lookouts, waterfalls and swimming holes

Nature Reserves

3,722ha of reserves and 2,000ha of national parkland spread throughout and hinterland areas provide off-road driving, walking trails, lookouts, waterfalls and swimming holes

An enviable coastal lifestyle with beach and waterway activities including fishing, swimming, water skiing and kayaking

Coastal Lifestyle

An enviable coastal lifestyle with beach and waterway activities including fishing, swimming, water skiing and kayaking

A vibrant activated community and an impressive range of shopping, fine dining, entertainment and leisure offerings

Shopping & Dining

A vibrant activated community and an impressive range of shopping, fine dining, entertainment and leisure offerings

One of Australia’s fastest growing Universities, The University of the Sunshine Coast currently hosts around 12,000 students with an additional 8,000 students expected by 2020

Education Mecca

One of Australia’s fastest growing Universities, The University of the Sunshine Coast currently hosts around 12,000 students with an additional 8,000 students expected by 2020

The new CBD is host to the most technologically advanced infrastructure foundations in Australia, ranging from high speed digital connections to Australia’s first underground pneumatic waste system

High Tech

The new CBD is host to the most technologically advanced infrastructure foundations in Australia, ranging from high speed digital connections to Australia’s first underground pneumatic waste system