Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has told state parliament 15,716 people moved to the state in the year to March 2017, with most of those coming from New South Wales. It’s a resounding vote of confidence as more and more people are continuing to find Queensland an attractive destination to live, work and raise their families.
CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said Brisbane still had a big affordability advantage over its southern rivals. “If we continue to see job growth (in Queensland), we might see more people leave Sydney and Melbourne for Brisbane. Jo” he said. Job growth is key. Mr Kusher said the Gold Coast property market was also starting to benefit from increased interstate migration. According to the latest census data many have already made their move.
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt travelled to Sydney to launch an advertising campaign targeting “skilled and innovative individuals” as well as families, citing the state’s lower cost of living and business incentives. “We will be showcasing Queensland’s extensive list of advantages when compared to our interstate counterparts,” Mr Pitt said.
Queensland is much more than mining, tourism and agriculture — we are nation- leaders in a diverse range of fields, have the country’s most innovative and dynamic trading economy, and are open for business.