Futures Bright for Migration to the Coast
If you’re a growing business in the likes of Sydney or Melbourne, you can move to the Sunshine Coast and rent cheaper office space, get better connection to the rest of the world and your staff can live in a cheaper house – all with a better lifestyle.
This is the outcome of the State of the Nation breakfast event that the Caloundra Chamber held last week which featured Mayor Mark Jamieson, Head of Research for Ray White Vanessa Rader and Financial Analyst at Bendigo Bank David Robertson.
While it is apparent that global markets are moving slowly, and there is a slight downturn in some areas of Australia, this panel of experts could only describe the Sunshine Coast’s economic outlook to be full of growth, development and opportunity.
Instead of seeing the property downturn in Sydney and Melbourne as foreboding news for the rest of the country, this is actually a further incentive to invest in our beautiful coastal region where prices are reasonable, and the lifestyle aspects are second to none.
One area which was seen by these analysts as incredibly conducive to future jobs and investment on the Sunshine Coast, was the recently announced South East Queensland City Deal which is now under negotiations.
This deal will pave the way for increased action and long-term strategic thinking in regards to the real needs of South East Queensland and will have a significant and positive impact on the Sunshine Coast.
This collaborative approach, which brings together three tiers of government, is the way that development should be undertaken and we at the Chamber are entirely supportive of this process.
The next step is to ensure that the true infrastructure priorities of the Sunshine Coast are taken into consideration in the City Deal negotiations and achieve the best outcome possible for our town.
Our Chamber is going to take a more active role this space in the coming months through the creation of an infrastructure subcommittee which will be looking into the region’s priority infrastructure needs.