The most popular Australian land developments of 2016

Australians searching for new land developments are flocking to the sunshine state.

Queensland dominates the list of most-clicked land developments advertised on this year, taking out seven of the top 10 spots.

The number one development was Banksia Beach’s Pacific Harbour, on Bribie Island, just an hour from Brisbane’s CBD.

Marketing Manager for QM Properties, Judi Granic, says the development is the “ultimate sea change”.

The ultimate sea change – an island lifestyle at Pacific Harbour. Picture: QM Properties

“Who wouldn’t want to start the day with a morning beach walk and swim, go fishing after a stressful day, or have dinner on their deck overlooking the waterfront?

“Young families can raise their children in fresh sea air surrounded by incredible natural beauty.”

Granic says that Bribie Island has always had a reputation as a holiday destination and as a place for retirees, but young families and professionals had realised its potential more recently.

“People are realising that they can have an affordable island lifestyle and still be under an hour’s commute from Brisbane,” she says.

The development offers two different kinds of property: Waterfront/canal front homes and golf front properties.

“Our waterfront and canal front development is now 75% sold, with just 200 lots left to be released and snapped up by lucky buyers,” Granic says.

Canal front allotments start from $495,000, while blocks adjoining the golf course and country club start at $267,000.

Proximity to Adelaide CBD a winner

Lightsview, in the Adelaide suburb of Northgate, was the seventh most clicked-on land development in Australia in 2016 and the only SA representative in the top 10.

It was also South Australia’s most popular land development on in 2015.
Brendan Gore, Peet Limited Managing Director and CEO, says the development’s location, just 8km from the CBD, is one of its key features.

“It’s a cosmopolitan and desirable address, which strikes a unique balance between quality and affordability that is difficult to find in any inner-city suburb of Australia,” Gore says.

“The residents at Lightsview include young singles and couples through to families at all stages of life, empty-nesters and even retirees who’ve chosen to leave the traditional village lifestyle to join this interesting and engaged community.”

Lightsview’s enviable location just 8km from the city is proving popular. Picture: Peet Limited

A key part of the development is a $7 million Central Park precinct, which will incorporate a youth precinct, playground and wetlands. A network of parks, connected by walking and cycling trails, ensures no home is more than 200m from a park.

The development will eventually have almost 3000 households, with a focus on medium to high-density homes, including modern terraces.

Pacific Harbour, Banksia Beach, QLD
Gainsborough Greens, Pimpama, QLD
Pacific Cove, Pimpama, QLD
Sunshine Cove, Maroochydore, QLD
Jimboomba Woods, Jimboomba, QLD
Ardennes, Edmonson Park, NSW
Lightsview, Northgate, SA
Arise and Rochedale, Rochedale, QLD
Arcadian Waters, Cobbitty, NSW
Pelican Waters, Pelican Waters, QLD

Ardennes, Edmonson
Arcadian Hills, Cobbitty
Schofields, Schofields

Highlands, Craigieburn
Kaya, Hampton Park
Life Point Cook, Point Cook

Pacific Harbour, Banksia Beach
Gainsborough Greens, Pimpama
Pacific Cove, Pimpama

Blackmore Park Estate, Girrawheen
Port Coogee, North Coogee
Newhaven, Piara Waters

Lightsview, Northgate
WEST, West Lakes
Angus Estate, Mansfield Park

Data source: January 1 – December 20 2016.

Insufficient data was returned for NT, ACT and TAS – in each of these markets there have been less than five developments listed.

Excludes project developments that were not advertised on on 20 December, 2016.

Author: Carla Danaher