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 1.9% since December 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 $35.24 billion, having grown by around 29% in seven years and 11.5% in the previous two.

Strong Economy

The region boasts an economy worth $35.24 billion, having grown by around 29% in seven years and 11.5% in the previous two.

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.

The Gold Coast has experienced solid, progressive employment growth of 23% during the past five years to 2019.

Employment Growth

The Gold Coast has experienced solid, progressive employment growth of 23% during the past five years to 2019.

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 25% and 75% respectively more expensive than the Gold Coast for 2018.

Affordability

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 25% and 75% respectively more expensive than the Gold Coast for 2018.

Consistently low vacancy averaging 1.9% over the past five years to 2019 is substantially below that of Sydney which has progressively increased since May 2017, rising to 3.2% as at January 2019.

Low Vacancy

Consistently low vacancy averaging 1.9% over the past five years to 2019 is substantially below that of Sydney which has progressively increased since May 2017, rising to 3.2% as at January 2019.

Apartment rental yields were at 5.3% as at January 2019, significantly higher than those being achieve in Sydney and Melbourne which have fallen to record lows of 3.8% and 3.9% respectively.

High Yields

Apartment rental yields were at 5.3% as at January 2019, significantly higher than those being achieve in Sydney and Melbourne which have fallen to record lows of 3.8% 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 21% median apartment price growth has been experienced over the previous five years.

Capital Growth

An incredible 21% median apartment price growth has been experienced over the previous five 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