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top land estates for investors in Greater Brisbane

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Welcome to the Sunshine State, where the living is easy, and the land estates are plenty. For investors looking to make their mark in Brisbane’s property market, navigating the city’s diverse suburbs and areas can prove to be a challenge. We’re going to make it as simple as possible and highlight two of our strongest selections for land in Greater Brisbane where you can find high growth areas with strong infrastructure and low vacancy rates. Best of all, these land estates are all located within an hour’s drive of Brisbane’s CBD – there are many other options that are worth mentioning, however, these locations offer some of the best remaining land sizes for price that are within 40 minutes from the CBD.

our selection criteria

  • Existing Infrastructure and connectivity to Brisbane hotspots
    • Our selected land estates must offer a strong selection of currently functional infrastructure such as: schools, shopping centres/villages, bus routes or depots & easily accessible highways or main roads.
    • Distance is value, these locations are under 40 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD, and offer a thriving shopping centre/village within 2kms. Schools and other educational institutions are within 2kms also.
  • Future development plans
    • Selected land estates have a promising masterplan with a combination of existing stage finishes along with future plans to maximise growth and occupancy rates. Choosing land in a Priority development area signals for strong equity returns within the home building period.
  • Current Suburb growth & investment facts
    • Strong median suburb growth over a 5 year period & proven growth within the past 12 months.
    • Low times on market for fluid movement of properties & low vacancy rates.
    • Strong median rent prices for positive gearing options (depending on total house & land cost & initial deposit.
    • High population expectancies that can be proven by historical population data and justified with the suburbs master plan.
  • Land size versus price value
    • Strong value intersection of land size to cost per square metre.
    • Median land size of at least 400m2 which offers sufficient space for turn-key family homes that can be tenant ready in 12 months or less.
  • Land developer
    • Only selected land developments from Australia’s most trusted developers, with a history of bringing major growth to their chosen areas.

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Springfield Rise, Spring Mountain, QLD

A Lendlease development with limited blocks remaining

Springfield rise display home centre

Location Overview

Springfield Rise in Spring Mountain is a thriving suburb that offers a plethora of amenities and infrastructure, making it an excellent choice for investors looking for a secure and lucrative opportunity.

One of the most significant advantages of this land estate is the currently accessible infrastructure alongside plans for expansion. In terms of education, the suburb boasts 11 private and state primary and high schools, including some of Brisbane’s most prestigious options, along with tertiary institutions like TAFE and USQ university. Health and wellbeing services, including the Mater Private Hospital Springfield and medical centers, are readily available, along with aged care and retirement facilities. The suburb offers a total of 13 local parks, 3 future district parks, and future sports ovals, netball, and tennis courts, making it an excellent choice for families and outdoor enthusiasts.

Location Connectivity & Transport

Springfield Rise’s connectivity is another strong advantage for investors, with direct links via major highways to Brisbane, Ipswich, and the Gold Coast. Regular bus services connect the suburb with the local area, while Springfield Central train station provides convenient access, with a roughly 38-minute train trip to Brisbane CBD.

Key Investor Data

Median built home value of $689K-$718K+ including land

House & land builds from $600K

$570/w median suburb rent estimates, depending on property rental can reach up to high $600’s

47.6% median home value growth in the past 5 years

20.67% 12-month growth

For investors looking to build or purchase properties, Springfield Rise offers a median built home value of $689K-$718K, with our house and land build options starting from $600K. The suburb’s median rent estimates are $570 per week, with the potential to reach high $600’s depending on the property. The median home value growth in the past five years is 47.6%, while the 12-month growth stands at 20.67%. Finally, Springfield Rise has a median land size of 400m2 for prices well under $500K, making it an excellent opportunity for investors seeking tenant-ready house and land packages for around $600K. With all these factors combined, Springfield Rise is a secure option for investors seeking their next buy in a suburb with a strong growth record.

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Providence Estate Ripley

A Stocklands Estate in a Government PDA (Priority Development Area)

Providence South Ripley

Location Overview

Providence Ripley is a fantastic land estate option for investors looking for a well-placed and connected location that offers current infrastructure with plans for expansion. Situated only 43km* from the vibrant Brisbane CBD, this estate is well-positioned for easy access to major centres such as Ipswich and Springfield Central. Residents can take advantage of the Centenary Highway, a major thoroughfare that links to the Logan and Ipswich Motorways, as well as the future rail line extension between Ipswich and Springfield via Ripley. Additionally, Providence Ripley is located near the RAAF Amberley, Australia’s largest airbase.

Location Connectivity & Transport

Providence Ripley’s location provides residents with an extensive transportation network to major Brisbane areas, including a bus route linking to Ripley and Ipswich, Springfield Station, and a Park ‘n’ Ride only 13.1km away, as well as the Centenary Highway at the start of the community that links to the Logan and Ipswich Motorways. Furthermore, the estate’s future rail line extension between Ipswich and Springfield, via Ripley, ensures convenient connectivity to Brisbane’s major hotspots.

Key Investor Data

Current vacancy rates of 1.8%

23.05% Rental population

Median suburb home price up 31.33% in previous 12 months

Achieved 8% growth In the last quarter

Rental median yield of 4.31%

Investors looking to build tenant-ready turn-key homes will find the average land size of 400m2 at Providence Ripley particularly appealing. The estate’s developer, Stocklands, has over 70 years of experience creating community-focused estates and bringing area development to life. With a median home price increase of 31.33% in the previous 12 months and an 8% growth in the last quarter, Providence Ripley is a priority development area that continues to see strong growth. Additionally, the estate’s low vacancy rate of 1.8% and a rental yield median of 4.31% make it an attractive investment opportunity.


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