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Rents Across Australia Rise Over The First Quarter Of 2019

May 13, 2019

ACT Region Brisbane Region Canberra Region Central Coast Region Finance Greater Sydney Region Hunter Valley Region Melbourne Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Overseas Investment Overseas Investor Property and Investment News Queensland SMSF Strategy Taxation Victoria

The first CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review for 2019, which tracks median rents and rental yields across Australia, shows that national weekly rents have risen by 1 per cent during the first three months of the year. “This seasonally strong first quarter has delivered the highest increase in weekly rents since the corresponding first quarter a […]

Australia’s Population Becoming More Diverse

May 13, 2019

ACT Region Brisbane Region Building Canberra Region Central Coast Region Greater Sydney Region Hunter Valley Region Melbourne Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Queensland Strategy Victoria

Migration data which was recently released by the ABS showed that as of June 2018, an estimated 17,650,130 residents of Australia were born in Australia. While this may seem like a high number, it shows that 29.4% of residents were born overseas. Based on data from the ABS which dates back to 1996, this is […]

Maitland's new $43 million civic precinct will include the iconic Town Hall Cafe building

May 10, 2019

Building Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Strategy

One of the city’s oldest commercial buildings will be incorporated into Maitland City Council’s $43 million civic precinct development which will include significant improvements to the town hall and the construction of a new administration building. General Manager David Evans and Mayor Loretta Baker announced yesterday that council had lodged a development application for the […]

Yet Another Happy SMSF Client!!

April 30, 2019

Dual Occupancy Happy Clients Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Positive Gearing Property and Investment News SMSF Strategy

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest’s assistance Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home through SMSF. Our client was searching for a dual occupancy under $650k with a block size of at least 600m2. We presented a range of options in the Newcastle […]

$470 million for the New Maitland Hospital.

April 1, 2019

Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Property and Investment News

The new Maitland Hospital could open as early as 2022, with the successful contractor and project manager announced on Wednesday. Hunter parliamentary secretary Scot MacDonald announced Multiplex Constructions as the successful contractor on the $470 million project, which will be 70 per cent larger than the current hospital.“The new Maitland Hospital will be almost twice the size of the existing hospital, […]

$780 MILLION TO REDEVELOP JOHN HUNTER HOSPITAL

March 25, 2019

Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Strategy

Families across the Hunter region will benefit from the redevelopment of John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. As the major teaching and referral hospital for our region, this $780 million investment in John Hunter Hospital will also ensure locals can receive essential healthcare closer to home. Patients and staff will have access to the latest in […]

Yet Another Happy Client!!

March 21, 2019

Dual Occupancy Happy Clients Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Positive Gearing Property and Investment News Strategy

Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home. Our client from Melbourne was searching for a dual occupancy under $600k with a block size of at least 600m and garages for both units. We presented a range of options in the Newcastle region that offered excellent rental yields. Our […]

The leading regional economy in Australia:THE HUNTER REGION NSW

March 10, 2019

Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Uncategorized

The Hunter is the largest regional economy in Australia, ranking above Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory in terms of economic output. It drives around 28 per cent of regional NSW’s total economic output and is the largest regional contributor to the State’s gross domestic product. The region has an estimated 322,000 jobs […]

Maitland population breaks 80,000

January 1, 2019

Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Property and Investment News

Maitland’s population growth is showing no signs of slowing down, with more than 80,000 people now calling city home. Preliminary data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday estimated that 81,235 people lived in Maitland as of June 30 last year, almost 2000 more people than the year before. As well as census […]

 

A Fast Rail Future for NSW

December 6, 2018

Canberra Region Central Coast Region Government Infrastructure Greater Sydney Region Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Property and Investment News

Vision Many of our state’s regional areas have room to grow and are keen to draw in more investment, generate job opportunities and attract skilled workers. The government wants to make it easier and provide more choice for people to live and work in regional NSW. In July 2018, the government released A 20-Year Economic Vision […]

Retail giants IKEA and Costco signal Newcastle's in store

November 26, 2018

Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Property and Investment News

FOR more than 100 years it was home to the Hunter’s first heavy industry, one of the region’s chief polluters. Now it appears Boolaroo could soon be home to Swedish retail giant IKEA and American wholesale shopping juggernaut Costco, both rumoured to be making a move on land at the old Pasminco lead and zinc smelter site. In a media interview on […]

How Have Dwelling Values Shifted Across The Regional Areas Of Australia?

September 14, 2018

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The latest CoreLogic home value index results show the slowdown in the national market has become more broadly based with regional dwelling value growth continuing to slow. In this week’s Pulse we look at how values have changed over the past 12 months outside of the capital cities. Overall, regional dwelling values recorded a 1.6% […]

$19 billion rise in Hunter land values with no end in sight

April 9, 2018

Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Strategy

THE Hunter’s frenzied real estate market drove land values up almost 15 per cent, or more than $15 billion, last financial year to a new regional high-water mark. Figures issued by the NSW Valuer General estimated the value of all residential land in the Hunter hit $119 billion last financial year, up from $104 billion the year before. […]

Sydney to Newcastle rail line to be a business case for faster services

March 8, 2018

Central Coast Region Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News

REDUCING travel time between Newcastle and Sydney from three to two hours could be a “game changer” for the Central Coast. Straighter tracks, removal of level crossings and increased speeds over 120km will be explored with a view to shorten the journey on the Coastal rail line. The Newcastle to Sydney line, which more than […]

New Business Prospectus for Hunter and Central Coast Regions released

March 6, 2018

Central Coast Region Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales

A recent update to the Investment Prospectus of the Hunter and Central Coast Regions has been released giving a great insight into investment in these regions. Some of the main points include: Central Coast The Central Coast contributes AUD$8.6 billion to the NSW economy 16% of residents commute to Sydney and Newcastle for job comitments […]

Housing boom for Lake Macquarie Region

February 14, 2018

Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Property and Investment News

Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown a increase in housing approvals. “In total, 4618 approvals were issued for new dwellings across the Hunter, compared to 4293 in 2016, an increase of 8 per cent on already elevated levels,” HIA Hunter executive director Craig Jennion said. There was a 3 percent decline in […]

Feeling priced out of Sydney? You're not alone.

February 7, 2018

Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Property and Investment News

New South Wales’s high house prices are forcing teachers, nurses, police and emergency workers to leave Sydney, with many struggling to even pay rent in the city, a new report has found.A University of Sydney report found in the 10 years between 2006 and 2016, Sydney lost close to 20 percent of key workers to […]

Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan Outlines future changes for Newcastle Region

November 7, 2017

Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region Newcastle Area Property and Investment News

The NSW Government has released a Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan which sets out urban strategies to 2036 for Newcastle City, Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens. The plan was released on 30 November by NSW chief planner Gary White. It is at this stage a draft plan, with the NSW Government’s Department of […]

Upgrade to the M1 Motorway underway

August 7, 2017

Central Coast Region Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region Property and Investment News

The busy 12-kilometre stretch between Doyalson and Tuggerah will be widened to three lanes in each direction. The work includes rebuilding a 9-kilometre section of the road to provide a “smoother and more durable surface”, improvements to interchanges at Warnervale and Doyalson and widening of bridges at Sparks Road and St Johns Road. The upgrade aims to improve traffic flow and […]

Record Land Price for Trinity Point

October 15, 2016

Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Property and Investment News

Land price records for Morisset Park have been smashed with a wealthy Sydneysider reportedly paying “Well over the $1M mark” for a lavish 8 bedroom Mansion on 1164m2 of waterside land. The build is expected to contain 660m2 of living space once completed, plus an infinity-edge pool, ­internal lift, home theatre, wine cellar and extensive […]