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Nine Brisbane suburbs

Nine Brisbane suburbs to become property hotspots


Currently, more than $47 billion worth of infrastructure projects are planned for Brisbane city, with suburbs emerging as those to benefit most from the spend, according to Place Advisory.

Director of Place Advisory, Lachlan Walker, said that while all areas of Brisbane will see themselves doing well from the improved infrastructure, there will be some potential hotspots.

“The current infrastructure pipeline has more than $47 billion worth of major projects in various stages, all of which will further enhance the attractiveness of the city, drawing in both owner occupiers and investors," Walker said.

“But while we know Brisbane as a whole will benefit, we can certainly pinpoint some particular suburbs that will benefit more than others from infrastructure planned or underway, and by benefit we mean see a marked increase in demand to live there, resulting in greater price and rental growth.”

He pointed to the following suburbs and the infrastructure they will benefit from:

Brisbane City

Underground Bus Loop: Currently in concept stage. To connect at George Street, Queen Street, Albert Street and Adelaide Street in the CBD to reduce congestion and travel times.

“Since it only runs through the city, the Underground Bus Loop will benefit residential properties located in the CBD itself, as well as neighbouring Spring Hill,” said Walker.

Spring Hill

Underground Bus Loop


BaT Tunnel: Currently in concept stage. This will be a 5.4 kilometre proposed north-south tunnel to bring trains from Dutton Park to Spring Hill. Walker expects that the journey will be shortened in this area from the southern suburbs to the inner north suburbs, helping reduce the requirement to travel through CBD cohesion.

“It will be built to accommodate the additional 130,000 workers expected for the CBD and adjacent suburbs over the next 20 years, and will fulfil the need for public transport services for the next 50 years,” he said.

Dutton Park

BaT Tunnel


Legacy Way: A tunnel set to connect the Western Freeway at Toowong with the Inner City Bypass at Kelvin Grove. It will minimise congestion and allow easier access to the airport, and will cut out the use of major roads.

“Upon completion Legacy Way will almost halve peak travel times between the Western Freeway and the ICB," he said.
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Redevelopment : Expected to come to a completion soon. Involves expansion and renovation of existing shopping centre and an adjoining new plaza at the junction of Station and Stamfords Roads.

“With the redevelopment aiming to bring a quality of shopping that’s currently lacking in the western suburbs, it will benefit the entire area, including Indooroopilly itself, as well as Toowong, St Lucia, Taringa, Graceville, Chelmer, Sherwood, Fig Tree Pocket, Jindalee and Kenmore,” said Walker.

St Lucia

Legacy Way

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Redevelopment


Legacy Way

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Redevelopment


Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade: In concept phase. Running off Kingsford Smith Drive, it will reduce congestion and benefit local residents.

Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway: Currently under construction. Looks to support the needed flights in and out of Brisbane, which may result in increased demand for property with access to the airport.

“Consequently we believe suburbs such as Hamilton and Nundah will see a boost in popularity from the construction of the new parallel runway. They’re in close proximity to the airport and easy to get to and from for travellers," said Walker.


Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway

Other suburbs that may benefit: Taringa (from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Redevelopment) and Mt Coot-tha (both benefiting from Legacy Way), and Graceville, Chelmer, Sherwood, Figtree Pocket, Jindalee and Kenmore (from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Redevelopment).

Despite these benefits for the area, Walker said that the best time to buy is as soon as the infrastructure project is announced.

“However, once the benefits of the project flow through to the area there will only be increased demand from buyers and renters, and this means prices and rents will continue to grow, or at the very least be stable.”

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