Tree change driving internal migration

Date Released - May 16, 2018.

People looking for a tree change are driving an internal migration boom to regional Queensland.

Internal migration to regional Queensland is the highest it has been in ten years with the Moreton Bay region leading the way, reporting the highest rates of internal migration with 6,264 new residents according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.[1]

Younger generations are dispelling the myth that only baby boomers and retirees are seeking greener pastures, since the mid 2000’s nearly 80 per cent of people moving from city to regional areas have been under the age of 50[2].

QM Properties general sales manager Damien Ross said buyers are seeking a quieter, slower paced and better quality of life.

“Our Springbrook estate, located on former farmland in the foothills of Mt Mee, is proving popular with families looking for value and open space, while still seeking an easy daily commute to Brisbane,” said Mr Ross.

“Springbrook is located minutes away from shopping in Woodford, education facilities and major transport hubs, offering many of benefits of the city in a more relaxed environment.

“With house and land packages on lots up to 4,000 sqm available from $397,500, swapping the rat race for a quieter country life has never been easier.”

Tree changer Paul Ride recently bought a homesite at Springbrook Estate to take full advantage of the integrated community.

“Springbrook has a really great vibe and a really nice community, everybody talks to each other and when you’re driving or walking down the street you will always receive a wave from people out and about,” said Mr Ride.

“We have friends who live in the area and when we visited them recently all the kids were in the street kicking footies, chasing basketballs and playing on the climbing gym, it was like stepping into another, simpler time.

“Our lot is positioned on the top of the hill. We have designed our six bedroom house to take full advantage of the eastern sun in the morning and to have a prime view for watching the sunset over the pool in the west, it’s going to look spectacular.

“Not to mention the stars in the sky at night time – it’s pretty phenomenal.

“With easy access to the D’Aguilar Highway, it is also well placed for an easy commute to work. It takes under an hour to get into Brisbane each day, not to mention the close access to recreational and sport clubs for the kids’ activities on the weekend.”

[1] ABS Regional internal migration estimates, Statistical Area Level 2 – 2006-07 to 2015-16

[2] CoreLogic, Tree Change, Sea Change: What You Need To Know To Generate Leads, 2018