HIA Report Unveils New Queensland Hotspots


Two Queensland suburbs have been marked as ‘hotspots’ by the Housing Industry of Australia’s Population and Residential Building Hotspots report, which reveals Australia’s strongest performing markets for new home building and population growth.

Pimpama and North Lakes – Mango Hill were ranked seventh and 15th respectively in the national top 20 building and population hotspots list.

Nationally, a ‘hotspot’ is defined as a local area where population growth exceeds the national average and where the value of residential building work approved is in excess of $100 million.

According to the report Pimpama also achieved top place on the Building Momentum Shortlist and saw $129,080 in approvals across 2014-2015, and an estimated $318,411 across the 2015/2016 financial year to date. The 2015/2016 estimated growth in Pimpama Residential Building Approvals is 147 per cent. The report shows Pimpama achieved population growth stronger than the national average of 1.4 per cent from the three years to 2014/2015. The ACT – South West region topped the list with an annual population growth rate of 127.3 per cent and $216.5 million worth of new residential building approvals.

Published in The Urban Developer; Tuesday 26th April 2016

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