Why Invest in the Gold Coast

Why Invest in the Gold Coast

With the highest employment-to-population ratio outside of our capital cities, the Gold Coast is attracting a growing number of Sydney, Melbourne and overseas residents enticed by the opportunities, lifestyle and affordability on offer. A trend for high quality, luxury apartments has created high demand and low supply resulting in extremely low vacancy rates which have averaged 1.7% since September 2013.

The Gold Coast now acts much like a major capital city while offering considerably better affordability, demonstrating significantly stronger market fundamentals and providing greater investment returns.

Investment Highlights

The Gold Coast is the 6th largest Significant Urban Area in Australia, having recently experienced higher population growth than all capital cities with the exception of Melbourne which it trails by only 0.1%.

Population Growth

The Gold Coast is the 6th largest Significant Urban Area in Australia, having recently experienced higher population growth than all capital cities with the exception of Melbourne which it trails by only 0.1%.

The region boasts an economy worth $37 billion, having grown by around 18% in the previous three years.

Strong Economy

The region boasts an economy worth $37 billion, having grown by around 18% in the previous three years.

A strong pipeline of infrastructure investment in excess of $25 billion including transport, healthcare and entertainment precincts.

Infrastructure

A strong pipeline of infrastructure investment in excess of $25 billion including transport, healthcare and entertainment precincts.

In recent times, the Gold Coast economy has been generating
more than 10,000 new jobs per year on average.

Employment Growth

In recent times, the Gold Coast economy has been generating more than 10,000 new jobs per year on average.

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was
26% and 61% respectively more expensive than the Gold
Coast for 2019.

Affordability

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 26% and 61% respectively more expensive than the Gold Coast for 2019.

Consistently low vacancy, currently at 2.2%, the Gold Coast
vacancy rates represent a tight and undersupplied rental
market.

Low Vacancy

Consistently low vacancy, currently at 2.2%, the Gold Coast vacancy rates represent a tight and undersupplied rental market.

Gold Coast apartment rental yields were at 5.6% as at March 2020, significantly higher than those being achieved in Sydney and Melbourne which have fallen to record lows of 3.6% and 3.9% respectively.

High Yields

Gold Coast apartment rental yields were at 5.6% as at March 2020, significantly higher than those being achieved in Sydney and Melbourne which have fallen to record lows of 3.6% and 3.9% respectively.

“Real” new apartment supply is limited on the Gold Coast and trending down further, due in part to financing constraints for developers with no track record of delivery.

Diminishing Supply

“Real” new apartment supply is limited on the Gold Coast and trending down further, due in part to financing constraints for developers with no track record of delivery.

An incredible 24% median apartment price growth has been experienced over the previous six years.

Capital Growth

An incredible 24% median apartment price growth has been experienced over the previous six years.

Lifestyle Highlights

Renowned for some of the most spectacular, iconic beaches and surf breaks in the world

Iconic Location

Renowned for some of the most spectacular, iconic beaches and surf breaks in the world

Impressive range of luxury shopping, fine dining, entertainment and leisure offerings

Entertainment

Impressive range of luxury shopping, fine dining, entertainment and leisure offerings

Major theme parks including Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild

Theme Parks

Major theme parks including Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild

Major events including Quicksilver and Roxy Pro surf competitions, GC 600 v8 Supercar Championships and the Australian PGA Golf Championship

Major Events

Major events including Quicksilver and Roxy Pro surf competitions, GC 600 v8 Supercar Championships and the Australian PGA Golf Championship

260km of accessible waterways offer activities including fishing, swimming, water skiing and kayaking

Water Sports

260km of accessible waterways offer activities including fishing, swimming, water skiing and kayaking

Walking trails, lookouts, waterfalls, swimming holes, wineries and cafes throughout the 1,000km² of World-Heritage listed rainforest and hinterland areas

Healthy Lifestyle

Walking trails, lookouts, waterfalls, swimming holes, wineries and cafes throughout the 1,000km² of World-Heritage listed rainforest and hinterland areas