Hervey Bay Location Report July 2017

Hervey Bay has been showing signs of elevated sales activity in its residential property
market over the past 12-18 months and is poised for a period of solid price growth.

Having been one of Queensland’s leading population growth regions for many years,
Hervey Bay attracted developers in large numbers and the result was an oversupply
of dwellings, which suppressed capital growth from 2009 to 2012.

The surplus now has been absorbed and the market has recently experienced increased
sales activity and some movement in rents, with prices starting to follow.

The Fraser Coast Council is encouraging construction activity and major projects are
in the pipeline. The creation of a regional medical precinct is attracting workers which,
in turn, is generating higher rental returns.

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