Logan City Mayor Pam Parker opened the new display village at Jimboomba Woods last Friday (31st July 2015). The village, which is a joint venture for QM Properties and Queensland Master Builders Association (MBA) is Australia’s only acreage display.
60 guests to the opening, including builders, landscapers, designers, engineers and landscapers, enjoyed Mayor Pam Parker’s opening speech at the gathering.
“This development is in a great location, with quick access to the Mt Lindesay Highway and an easy commute to local business precincts,” said Logan City Mayor Pam Parker.
“The Jimboomba area is renowned for its strong community spirit, and those who live in this wonderful part of our city know the great benefits it offers individuals and families alike,” she said.
Mayor Pam Parker said Jimboomba Woods is a pocket of country-style living that many families would like their children to experience.
“Fresh air, acreage lifestyle, dream home, NBN, you’ve got it all here – what a winning combination,” she said.
“This is an ideal estate for families and for those who want to run a business from home.”
“It is unique, it is first class and I’m so proud it’s in Logan, the heart of South East Queensland.”
She congratulated QM Properties and the Queensland Master Builders Association for their commitment to the area, encouraging them to pursue further developments within Logan City.
“We have such a bright future and this an example of the type of quality developments we want to encourage in our city,” she said.
“We need growth in Logan and that’s why we need progressive planning and building departments to encourage growth for financial sustainability.”
Metricon General Manager QLD and NSW Jason Biasin said the Jimboomba Woods estate presented a rare opportunity to showcase their Denver 46 home on a large acreage block.
“This is the only display in Southeast Queensland that specialises in acreage product,” he said.
“We‘ve had buyers from The Sunshine Coast to Northern New South Wales all interested in the estate. People will travel to see it.”
The display village at the Jimboomba Woods estate, on Mundoolun Road, features five builders showcasing their latest prestige acreage design homes.
“There is no opportunity in residential display villages to present large homes like we have here, particularly big single storey ones,” said QM Properties Sales Manager, Damien Ross.
“We have several builders like Metricon who specialise in these upscale homes, and they really need to be able to showcase them in real bricks and mortar,” said Damien.
Despite the 2005 South East Queensland Regional Plan curtailing large-scale subdivisions, it has not seen the end of potential tree changers.
“The supply of small acreage blocks is finite. The planners are not so keen on rural living/residential zoning and want to restrict this due to infrastructure and services issues, but our buyers love them,” said Damien.
Master Builders Queensland Display Village Manager Andrew Rockley sees Jimboomba as the ideal location for this unique village.
“We see that the Brisbane to Beaudesert corridor will be one of the strongest areas this cycle,” said Andrew.
“Acreage is a market niche which thrives in Queensland, with a growing number of buyers looking for a larger footprint.
Acreage estates are obviously larger than urban blocks and further away from city and town centres. Planners are concerned that they require longer roads, extended postal services and down the track buyers will demand more community facilities like schools.
However, regardless of what governments of all levels are planning, rural residential precincts have strong appeal, particularly for growing families and empty nesters.
Displayed are homes up to 60 square metres in size by the builders who all have confidence in these products, with there being plenty of buyers in this niche.