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Brisbane prepares for tourist boom

21 November 2015 In: Travel, Brisbane, General

Brisbane is responding to a big rise in tourists with development of a major new five-star hotel in the city. The new Westin Hotel, due to for construction on the city’s busy Mary Street, will cost $325 million and provide 286 rooms for visitors, in addition to retail outlets, restaurants and a series of luxury apartments. The development will include over 180 apartments where owners can access the Westin Hotel’s venue and room service on…

Australia set for heatwave

18 November 2015 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, General

Temperatures in Australia are set to soar with a heatwave due in most states across the country. A high pressure system is moving east across the country from Western Australia and will generate high temperatures in all states except Tasmania, say the Bureau of Meteorology. Heatwave conditions are forecast across the interior of Western Australia, South Australia into south-western NSW and northern Victoria, and will become severe in SA and WA. Queensland and north east…

Special deals for Brisbane visitors

10 November 2015 In: Travel, Brisbane, General

If you’re travelling to Brisbane in Australia, Visit Brisbane has some money-saving offers to make your stay even more memorable. From discounts on accommodation and dining to plenty of things to do at a cut price, there will always be something great on and never an excuse to stay inside. Whether it is wildlife and adventure or fashion and food that tickle your fancy, here’s just a few special offer deals to help you save…

Brisbane the gateway to Queensland

05 November 2015 In: Travel, Brisbane, Queensland, General

Visitors to Queensland will now get one of the finest welcomes in the country thanks to the new International Terminal at Brisbane airport. The new $45 million airport redevelopment is described as ‘one of the most beautiful in the world’ with its’ stunning design. “This project has been a labour of love for everyone who has worked on it over the last few years, helping to create a truly unique gateway to Queensland,” said Julieanne…

Brisbane airport takes top award

03 November 2015 In: Travel, Brisbane, General

Brisbane airport has scooped two top honours at the annual Australian Airports Association awards. Brisbane was voted ‘Capital City Airport of the Year’ for the second year running. It also won the Australian Institute of Project Managers Defence/Aerospace Project Management Category award for its handling of world leaders through Brisbane Airport during the G20 Summit. The awards are presented by the Australian Airports Association to recognise excellence within Australia’s airport industry which includes over 260…

Average house prices in Australia

02 November 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart

Home-buyers in Australia could buy three houses in Hobart for the same price as a single house in Sydney. Such is disparity in house prices in major capital cities where, for the first time, the average cost of a house in Sydney has risen above $1 million. In July the average cost of a house in Sydney rose to $1 million – almost $350,000 more than the average house price in Melbourne ($668,030). Next is…

Brisbane Folk Club Fun

31 October 2015 In: Brisbane, Entertainment, General

The Brisbane Folk Club in Australia is a monthly event held at the city’s Foundry venue on the first Wednesday every month. Aiming to celebrate the best in local and national folk music, the Brisbane Folk Club will launch on December 2nd with local folk favourites Ben Salter, Neighbour and Marcus Blacke. Headliner Ben Salter is a founding member of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the twice-ARIA nominated Wilson Pickers. Salter’s new record…

House prices in Australia in 2018

30 October 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, General

Sydney and Melbourne have been the best performing property markets in Australia this year but that’s all about to change. Over the next three years Brisbane will see the highest growth rate of all capital cities. This will result in an average house price of $575,000 in 2018, which will be 12% above the average house price of $511,300 in June this year. Elsewhere in Australia, the Perth market will weaken across both houses and…

Queensland property rise in 2016

30 October 2015 In: Property, Finance, Brisbane, Queensland, General

House price inflation in Queensland will be the highest in Australia over the coming 12 months. The price of houses and units, as well as rents in the state, are forecast to rise in 2016 while property prices in other states are set to flatten and fall. That’s according to the latest NAB Residential Property Survey that says Queensland will replace New South Wales to be the top performing state for house prices and rental…

House rents across Australia

29 October 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, General

The number of properties available for rent in Australia has fallen while the cost of renting has risen. In September 2015 there were over 70,000 properties available for rent and all but 2.3% were leased to tenants. Every capital city except Darwin and Perth had a vacancy rate below 3%. In Hobart, vacancies fell from 1.4% to just 1%, according to SQM Research. The number of vacant properties in Sydney was 1.7% in September. Adelaide’s…

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