AREA PROFILE: This report encompasses the South East Queensland growth precinct of the northern Gold Coast and Logan regions. Specifically, the demographic and property data concerns only that of Coomera. Surrounding suburbs include Pimpama, Ormeau, Chambers Flat, Logan Village, Springfield and Redbank Plains.
SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND
Coomera and the surrounding area.
The growth region surrounding Coomera is located in the northern part of Queensland’s Gold Coast and the broader Logan City local government areas, approximately 30-40 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD and only 15 minutes’ drive to Southport, the major commercial hub of the Gold Coast.
Currently home to approximately 832,000 people, the region covers an area of approximately 2,315 square kilometres. In recent years the region has transitioned from an economic base of tourism and construction to a more diverse, knowledge-based economy valued at $25.2 billion. The region still welcomes close to 12 million visitors each year who spend close to $1.2 billion per annum. The region is one of the fastest growing regions in Queensland. Both the municipality of Logan and the municipality of the Gold Coast are expected to grow by 200,000 and 300,000 people respectively. Over 130,000 new homes will be required to accommodate this growth in the Gold Coast municipality alone.
Some areas within the region such as Pimpama, are experiencing double-digit growth. Pimpama grew by a rate of 20% in 2014/2015 compared with Brisbane’s growth rate of only 1.6%. A number of significant civil projects and infrastructure projects are currently being planned to manage the forecast increase in population as well as the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games, in the Gold Coast Region. The growth region surrounding Coomera is located in the northern part of Queensland’s Gold Coast and the broader Logan City local government areas, approximately 30-40 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD and only 15 minutes’ drive to Southport, the major commercial hub of the Gold Coast.
FACT: THE REGION IS BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY POPULAR DESTINATION FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT AND OVER 130,000 NEW HOMES WILL BE REQUIRED TO ACCOMMODATE THIS GROWTH IN THE GOLD COAST MUNICIPALITY ALONE.
Excellent Local Amenities
The South East Queensland growth corridor already enjoys excellent access to public transport, major arterial roads and freeways as well as a wealth of local education, healthcare and retail amenity.
The area is serviced by major regional shopping precincts such as Australia Fair, the recently renovated Pacific Fair and Westfield Helensvale. The Robina Town Centre shopping precinct recently underwent a $670 million upgrade. A number of smaller satellite precincts including Pimpama Junction and Harbour Town also service the area
SEQ RAIL LINE
The South East Queensland rail line connects the precinct to employment opportunities in the Brisbane CBD and Southern Brisbane fringe suburbs. Commuters can transit from Coomera station to Roma Street Station, in the Brisbane CBD in approximately one hour.
GOLD COAST LIGHT RAIL
The Gold Coast light rail (G:link) opened in 2014 and connects 16 light rail stations along a 13 kilometre route from Broadbeach to Gold Coast University Hospital.
EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTHCARE AMENITY
The area is served by over 50 primary schools, over 20 secondary schools and over 20 combined primary/ secondary schools as well as two campuses of Griffith University and a number of local TAFE campuses. Major hospitals include the Gold Coast University Hospital and Logan Hospital.
PARKLANDS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Residents not only enjoy access to 57 kilometres of pristine coastline, a large number of parklands and sporting facilities but also a number of major national recreational attractions, including Dreamworld and Movieworld and the world class golf courses of Sanctuary Cove and Hope Island.
i Griffith University, Gold Coast
ii Griffith University, Brisbane
iii Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Gold Coast University Hospital
2 Logan Hospital
1 Robina Town Centre
2 Westfield, Helensvale
3 Australia Fair
4 Pimpama Junction
5 Harbour Town
A Gold Coast Light Rail expansion*
B Gold Coast Health and
C Beenleigh Principal
D Coomera Town Centre*
E Jupiters Casino Upgrade*
F Major activity centres*
G Major road upgrades*
H Sport and recreational facilities*
South East Queensland is set to benefit immensely from the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games and the associated $13.5 billion investment in infrastructure projects including:
GOLD COAST LIGHT RAIL EXPANSION
A $420 million, 7.3 kilometre extension to the Gold Coast Light Rail line was announced in early 2016. Works commenced in April 2016 and connects the terminus of the light rail at the Gold Coast Hospital to the heavy rail line at Helensvale. Additionally, the government is currently undertaking a study to determine the feasibility of expanding the Gold Coast light rail further including a connection to Coolangatta Airport.
GOLD COAST HEALTH AND KNOWLEDGE PRECINCT
The construction of a 29-hectare Commonwealth Games Village as well as a major private hospital is currently underway within this precinct which is already home to the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University. After the Games, the precinct will become a vibrant mixed-use residential community