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. From 2020, the region will deliver Australia’s fastest telecommunications connection to Asia and the second fastest to the United States attracting global digital giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon. 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 10th largest ‘significant urban area’ in the country, with economic and population growth that is outpacing other scale regions both as a percentage and in absolute terms.

Investment Highlights

The Sunshine Coast is the 10th largest significant urban area in Australia and in recent times has experienced higher percentage population growth than Sydney.

Population Growth

The Sunshine Coast is the 10th largest significant urban area in Australia and in recent times has experienced higher percentage population growth than Sydney.

The region boasts an economy worth $15.74 billion, having grown by around 29% in seven years and 12% in the previous two.

Strong Economy

The region boasts an economy worth $15.74 billion, having grown by around 29% in seven years and 12% in the previous two.

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 has experienced a solid, progressive employment growth of 13% increase in jobs during the past five years to 2019.

Employment Growth

The Sunshine Coast has experienced a solid, progressive employment growth of 13% increase in jobs during the past five years to 2019.

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 28% and 80% respectively more expensive than the Sunshine Coast for 2018.

Affordability

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 28% and 80% respectively more expensive than the Sunshine Coast for 2018.

Consistently low vacancy averaging 1.4% over the past five years to 2019, which is essentially full occupancy. It is also substantially below that of Sydney which has consistently increased since May 2017, rising to 3.2% as at January 2019.

Low Vacancy Rate

Consistently low vacancy averaging 1.4% over the past five years to 2019, which is essentially full occupancy. It is also substantially below that of Sydney which has consistently increased since May 2017, rising to 3.2% as at January 2019.

Apartment rental yields were at 5.1% as at January 2019, significantly higher than those being achieved in Sydney and Melbourne, which have fallen to record lows of 3.8% and 3.9% respectively.

High Yields

Apartment rental yields were at 5.1% as at January 2019, significantly higher than those being achieved in Sydney and Melbourne, which have fallen to record lows of 3.8% and 3.9% respectively.

An incredible 22% median apartment price growth has been experienced over the past three years.

Capital Growth

An incredible 22% median apartment price growth has been experienced over the past three years.

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