Property Investment Australia – Real Estate Suburb Profile Beenleigh: is a crucial growth suburb within the Logan area. There is major existing infrastructure centred in and around Beenleigh and new projects that make it a popular place for property investors and owner-occupiers.
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Beenleigh has a very central location and is approximately 25 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, 35 minutes from Surfers Paradise, 35 minutes from Ipswich, and about 25 minutes to Redland Bay. This makes it an ideal central location for those looking to commute outside of the Logan area.
As Beenleigh has been an established town since the 1860s, with the Beenleigh Post Office opening on the 1st of August 1867, the town has very well established infrastructure and services. Beenleigh is well serviced with Government departments, including branches of Centrelink, the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and The Beenleigh Magistrates Court.
The suburb is a central employment area for Logan and has more than 4,900 current jobs, with manufacturing, retail trade, public administration, and health care being significant sectors.
Beenleigh is home to three shopping centres, including the Beenleigh Village Mall, Beenleigh Marketplace and the recently refurbished The Mall Beenleigh.
Transport and Schooling in Beenleigh
Transport is well catered for in Beenleigh, with easy access to the Pacific Motorway and the Beenleigh Railway Station, providing services North to Brisbane and South to The Gold Coast.
There are both public and private schooling options located in the suburb and several childcare and early learning centres.
In 2019 a $5.5 million expansion of the Beenleigh Aquatic Centre was opened, featuring a new indoor heated pool and aquatic play area.
New Infrastructure and Investment Beenleigh – Property Investment Australia – Real Estate Suburb Profile Beenleigh
The Aquatic Centre is part of the Dauth Park Precinct. Located on Alamein Street on the Eastern Edge of Beenleigh, Dauth Park comprises approximately 7.9 hectares and includes AFL, Aquatic, Community Services, Cricket, Restaurant and Gaming, and Tennis. Logan City Council has developed a precinct Master Plan. It has a long term vision of how the site may be designed subject to needs analysis and funding and will identify future development potential for the site.
The Beenleigh Implementation Fund was established to deliver priority projects and programs in Beenleigh, which build upon the objectives of the Beenleigh Town Centre Master Plan and incorporate the outcomes from the Beenleigh Summit.
The Fund has endorsed the delivery of ten priority projects, including:
- Container start-up/business incubator/retail space in the Beenleigh Town Square.
- A Targeted retail and business attraction strategy.
- Free WiFi to the Beenleigh Town Square
- Smart parking strategy
- Delivery of the Main Street Streetscape upgrades and activation
- Beenleigh Town Square Shade Solution
- Installation of a big-screen TV in the town centre.
The York at 96-98 York Street is a mixed-use precinct set to inject almost $40m into the Beenleigh Economy. This project is expected to bring at least 140 new full-time jobs and 100 construction jobs to the area.
The York – Beenleigh
The York features a facelift to John Lane, between John and George Streets, plus the development of a new seven-story commercial office building, with 4,750 sqm of commercial space, comprising 156 sqm of retail, 452 sqm of Small Office Home Office and 4,004 square metres of office, as well as two levels of parking underground, with ten short term car parks that will be for public use. Pedestrian access to John Lane is planned to include new pavements, lighting, public art and WiFi.
Residential Development and Higher Density
Residential and Commercial Property Investment Beenleigh
Beenleigh is a prime area for residential development. The existing infrastructure has made it an excellent opportunity for higher density residential projects such as townhouses and apartments. In addition, there are numerous new residential developments planned and under evaluation in and around the suburb.
Across Beenleigh, there is currently more than $236 million in future development, in varying stages of approval. This pipeline includes $11.55 million in infrastructure and public works, $7.9 million in retail development, $50 million in retirement and aged care across two projects, and $164.8 million in residential townhouse and apartment development, totalling more than 780 residential dwellings.
Property Investment Australia – Real Estate Suburb Profile Beenleigh – Zoning and Building Heights:
Beenleigh operates under a Local Government Infrastructure plan which represents the Council’s intentions for the provision of trunk infrastructure, based on assumptions about changing population, employment and development. Under this plan, there are several areas in and around the Centre of Beenleigh which are zoned for higher density residential and commercial buildings. Looking at the planning maps, there are
- Manila Street Residential Zones with Building Heights up to 27m.
- The Centre Frame and Centre Core Zones with Building Heights up to 40m.
- The Civic and Community zone with building heights up to 60m
- The Bellow Street precinct with building heights up to 90m.
This shows the Logan City Council’s support of significant potential developments in the Beenleigh area for commercial and residential projects.
Beenleigh could see a hospital built in the suburb in the future with the land around York Street and Kokoda Street zoned as Integrated Health. A large site has recently been put to market, with existing development approval for a 126-bed high care nursing home facility.
Change in Council’s for Beenleigh
The change in Council’s is an important factor for Property Investment Australia – Real Estate Suburb Profile Beenleigh. Between 1995 and 2008, Beenleigh was part of The Gold Coast City Council, and in 2008 it was transferred to The Logan City Council. Beenleigh has long been identified as a key future development area in South East Queensland. It was highlighted by the Council to have great potential to emerge as a vital centre that encourages diverse economic activity and provides high-quality services and facilities to a growing urban population.
Beenleigh has been identified as a future Key Metropolitan Centre (KMC) in the South East Queensland (SEQ) Regional Framework for Growth Management (RFGM). Beenleigh is intended to be a significant administrative and service centre for the southern Brisbane metropolitan area.
On the border between Eagleby and Beenleigh is the Distillery Road Market. They are coined as being Australia’s next Food Experience destination. The 17,000 square metre site is redeveloped into a diverse range of flexible spaces for food vendors and marketers. With the operators promising, it will become a compelling destination that will celebrate the region’s love of fresh produce, dining and entertainment, bringing people together and enhancing the social fabric.
New Transport Upgrades for M1 and Coomera Connector –
Beenleigh has suitable employment within the suburb itself; it is also popular with commuters to Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Two critical pieces of infrastructure that will make the commute in both directions easier are the Coomera Connector project and the Pacific Motorway Upgrade.
The new Coomera Connector, sometimes referred to as the second M1, is the future north-south road corridor set to run east of the Pacific Motorway between Loganholme and Nerang.
The new road will be an alternative to the M1, providing better transport capacity that will support the fast-growing residential and business communities of the northern Gold Coast and Logan areas.
Work is also being undertaken on the Pacific Motorway (M1), Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, widening and extending the busway to improve 8kms of the Pacific Motorway (M1) between the Gateway Motorway and Watland Street.
As you can see, Beenleigh is a crucial area of significance for future development and investment. The current infrastructure and amenities combined with the considerable growth potential will remain a popular spot for investors and owner-occupiers alike.
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