The past 12 months has seen an upsurge in property development in Queensland, especially in the south-east.  Considered mostly due to low interest rates, people working from home, travel restrictions and lifestyle, the demand for housing in Queensland is at an all-time high.

Whilst there is currently a lot of pressure on the Queensland housing market, there is good news for buyers, with approximately 87 housing developments happening right now.  There are so many developments to choose from, for all types of buyers, but we’ve selected our top 10 picks, just for you.


#1 Brisbane – Chester & Ella, Newstead

A new and luxurious architectural icon in Newstead, Chester & Ella offers investors and home buyers a unique opportunity.  All one, two, three and four bedroom apartments are priced between $519K to $4M and boast strikingly angled balconies (to match the flow of the Brisbane River) with spectacular views across Brisbane city and beyond.  With too many special features to mention and access to some of the best restaurants and bars in Brisbane, you will be very impressed when you visit Chester & Ella.

Developer:  Kokoda Property


#2 Ipswich – Ecco Ripley, Ripley

Ecco Ripley offers families a harmonious blend of urban living surrounded by refreshing qualities of nature.  Already, there is a safe and welcoming community with a town centre and an abundance of parks, playgrounds and trails.  Ecco Ripley have been awarded a Five Green Star Community rating for economic, social and environmental responsibility.  Take an easy drive to Ripley, west of Brisbane, to check it out.

Developer:  Sekisui House


#3 Brisbane – Savvi, Upper Mount Gravatt

A neighbour to Westfield Garden City, Griffith University, the M1 and great transport options, the Savvi development offers easy connection to work and play.  Savvi boasts high-tech, intelligent living with lighting, entertainment and more all being controlled by voice or touch.  Generously configured 1 to 3 bedroom apartments with luxe fittings and finishings are priced between $465K and $649K.  Great for investors and home buyers alike.

Developer:  Opalyn Property Group


#4 Narangba – Ridgeview at Narangba

Just 33km north of Brisbane, a boutique new community is thriving, called Ridgeview.  Train stations, easy access to the Bruce Highway and Brisbane airport, and an array of schools, childcare, university campuses and shopping, are all making Ridgeview an attractive option for home buyers and property investors.  Well worth a look.

Developer:  Satterley


#5 Gold Coast – Marine Quarter, Southport

Marine Quarter’s Oceanic Tower houses 107 exclusive and unique apartments with uninterrupted broadwater and ocean views.  Rising 28 storeys, there are only 5 apartments per floor.  This is the only development currently approved to be built on the Broadwater Parklands, on the eastern side of Marine Parade.  The one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments are priced between $599K and $2.5M.  A special spot in the world, that’s for sure.

Developer:  Buildcap


#6 Gold Coast – Imperial Square – Regal Residences, Southport

These exclusive one, two and three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom penthouses, designed with bespoke interiors, capture timeless elegance and functionality for the avid investor or home buyer.  Imperial Square offers residents a dreamy rooftop pool and garden area, lounge, bars and other luxurious on-site facilities.  If you’re in the market for a stunning Gold Coast pad, take a look at the Regal Residences, starting from $384K.

Developer:  Azzura TM


#7 Sunshine Coast – Banya, Aura

Banya is the third suburb of a whole new city being developed to the west of Caloundra.  Already flourishing communities of Baringa and Nirimba boast amazing, state-of-the-art playgrounds, parks, skate plaza, cycleways, sports fields, schools, day care centres, shopping and entertainment precincts.  For families or investors, the City of Aura is well worth looking into.  Developer:  Stockland.


#8 Sunshine Coast – Hillside, Mooloolah Valley

130 land lots are being released in the picturesque Mooloolah Valley.  The Hillside development meanders through pretty waterway and environmental corridors.  With a selection of good schools nearby and easy access to the Bruce Highway, Hillside is a top choice for the busy family but who want to spread out and enjoy life.

Developer:  Urbex


#9 Hervey Bay – The Sanctuary Estate, Eli Waters

Considered to be the jewel of the Fraser Coast with mild winters and some of the best boating and fishing in Australia, Hervey Bay is fast becoming a popular place to call home.  Hervey Bay is located 290km north of Brisbane and their newest development, The Sanctuary Estate at Eli Waters, has a great selection of home sites to suit varying needs and budgets.  For great options and value for money, consider adding a property in this estate to your portfolio, or for your next home.

Developer:  Hervey Bay House & Land


#10 Townsville – North Shore Residences, Burdell

Located 15 minutes from Townsville airport and 18 minutes to the Townsville CBD, Burdell is growing in demand due to its reputation as a safe, friendly and conveniently located area.  North Shore Residences are high quality four-bedroom townhouses, suited for the growing family, priced from a modest $392K.  If Townsville is in your sites as an investor or home-buyer, you might just want to check out these beautiful properties on offer.

Developer:  Heran Building Group


Whilst these are our top picks of Queensland developments, you will find endless options right across the state by doing a bit more research.   Regional areas such as Far North Queensland, Wide Bay, the Darling Downs and Central Queensland are also experiencing increased migration from city-dwellers and southerners, and are starting to open up land for development.


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