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Green light for $650 million Sydney's Cockle Bay project

May 20, 2019

Building Government Infrastructure Greater Sydney Region New South Wales Property and Investment News

A $649 million redevelopment in Sydney’s Cockle Bay, announced more than three years ago but left up in the air due to overshadowing concerns, has been given the green light by the state’s independent planning commission. A consortium of three investor groups, GPT, AMP Capital and Canada’s Brookfield, first announced plans in early 2016 for […]

Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital to open in May 2019

May 14, 2019

Central Coast Region Government Infrastructure New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy

Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital (TLPH), the former Wyong Shire’s newest major health facility, has moved closer to completion, with staff announcing that the hospital will open in May. Located in the fast-growing area of Kanwal, directly opposite Wyong Public Hospital, TLPH occupies a prime location on the corner of the Pacific Hwy and Craigie Ave. […]

Property buyers get twice the house with half the mortgage by using clever strategy

May 14, 2019

Dual Occupancy New South Wales Positive Gearing Property and Investment News Pros & Cons Strategy

Young couples are clawing their way onto Sydney’s elusive property ladder without skimping on luxuries by using a savvy homebuilding strategy. The homebuyers are knocking down older, cheaper properties and replacing them with duplexes. They then live in one of the homes and rent out the other for a motzer. It involves taking on more […]

Nanshan Group Plans $225m Tourist Resort, 300 Homes in Hills District

May 14, 2019

New South Wales Property and Investment News

Chinese investor Nanshan Group has plans to spend $225.5 million developing the Riverside Oaks Golf Resort in the Hills District into an international tourist resort. Nanshan has lodged plans with the council for the progressive development of the 227-hectare site into a masterplan for 300 homes, a hotel precinct with a 150-key hotel and an […]

Rents Across Australia Rise Over The First Quarter Of 2019

May 13, 2019

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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

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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 […]

NSW set to save on stamp duty

May 10, 2019

Depreciation Finance New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy Taxation

The NSW State Government have announced plans to change stamp duty price brackets. From 1 July 2019, stamp duty price brackets will be pegged to CPI (Consumer Price Index) resulting in savings for property buyers. Initial savings would be anywhere between $200 to $600 with those savings increasing over the years. For the Greater Sydney […]

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 […]

Macquarie Park to get new $750m business district

May 7, 2019

Building Government Infrastructure Greater Sydney Region New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy

A new commercial development labelled “Australia’s first community business district” will be built at the entrance of the Northwest Metro station at Macquarie Park. Frasers Property and Winten Property Group have committed $750 million to Macquarie Exchange (MQX), a mixed-use development comprised of four buildings — one of 16 storeys and three of eight storeys […]

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 […]

Special planning proposals provide opportunity for 1,500 homes

April 11, 2019

Central Coast Region Government Infrastructure New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy

Projects at Lake Munmorah and Wallarah will be two of the first projects to be actioned under a new suite of planning measures aimed at helping Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council achieve better outcomes for its land. Residential development at Lake Munmorah and a proposal to rezone land at Wallarah for employment uses and environmental […]

2020 Tuggerah Lakes Restoration Project launched

April 9, 2019

Central Coast Region Government Infrastructure New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy

Central Coast Councillors voted unanimously at the February 11 Ordinary Meeting to set up the 2020 Tuggerah Lakes Restoration Project to cover the whole of the 77sq km of waterway system. A Notice of Motion from Councillor Greg Best called for council to engage all levels of government in the timely lead-up to the 2019 […]

NSW GOVERNMENT EYES NEW HOME FOR 4000 OFFICE WORKERS IN PARRAMATTA

April 8, 2019

Government Infrastructure Greater Sydney Region New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy

The NSW Government is on the hunt for up to 45,000 square metres of new office space in Parramatta. The government’s property management agency, Property NSW, is calling for expressions of interest to lease office space for more than 4000 staff from 2022. It is after A-grade space in a single building under a 10-year […]

$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, […]

Developer On Track to Build $5bn Smart City

April 1, 2019

Government Infrastructure Greater Sydney Region New South Wales Property and Investment News

Developer Celestino’s plans are on track to develop Australia’s first smart city, Sydney Science Park in Western Sydney. Celestino and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) met with transport and infrastructure experts along with technology providers on Friday to discuss how autonomous vehicle use can be built into greenfield smart cities. Spanning a 280-hectare rural […]

$350m private hospital & medical precinct announced

March 31, 2019

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

A major new private hospital and health precinct is earmarked for Racecourse Rd, Gosford, and should be up and running within a few short years. A joint project by AA Crown Holdings and Northside Group, the $350m Northside Private Hospital and medical precinct will deliver world-class medical services to complement Gosford’s existing public hospital. It […]

Sydney residents move out as city depends on migrants for growth

March 28, 2019

Government Infrastructure Greater Sydney Region New South Wales Property and Investment News Strategy

Thousands of Sydneysiders are leaving their home suburbs for other parts of the city and the state with new figures revealing a slowdown in the capital’s runaway population growth. Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed the Greater Sydney area added 93,411 residents through 2017-18, taking the city’s total population to a record 5.2 million. It […]

$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 […]