People from outside the City of Logan are making the move to live in the area with Mirvac’s Everleigh community in Greenbank being a one of the choices.
About 200 homesites have sold at Everleigh over the past 12 months, with 68 per cent of those buyers opting to make the move to the area from surrounding cities including Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The availability of new land in the region, which is part of the State Government’s Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area, is helping to draw buyers, as the supply of new homesites across Brisbane and the Gold Coast remains extremely tight.
Newmarket couple, Lavinia and Cameron Gillies, who were among the many Australians searching for a homesite during COVID-19, say they found the Greater Brisbane regions offered the greatest value.
The first home buyers have purchased a homesite at Everleigh in Greenbank, where they are building their new home, which is due for completion in November 2023.
“We’ve been able to upsize from the current home we rent in Newmarket, more than doubling our living space at Everleigh for a great price that hasn’t come at the cost of our access to amenities or lifestyle,” said Mr Gillies.
“Our new four-bedroom home when complete will feature a theatre, study, and ample room to grow alongside our family’s needs, now and into the future.
“We recently welcomed our first child, and we know when he is older it will be incredibly beneficial to send him to the new state school located in the community, Everleigh State School, and there are plenty of outdoor spaces and parklands for us to spend time together in as a family.
“We can’t wait to move to our new home and start our lives in Everleigh at what we are calling our ‘forever home’. From what we’ve experienced already, we know there’s a wonderfully engaged community of residents living there.”
Logan City Council Division 11 Councillor Natalie Willcocks said master planned communities were needed to support the growing population in Logan, creating places for people to live, work and play.
“We need communities that deliver affordability and a fantastic community lifestyle to our suburbs in Logan,” she said.
“Master planned communities like Everleigh play a significant role in the continued investment and development of Greenbank and Logan, supporting the growing number of people moving to our region.
“Everleigh is a great example of a closely connected and well-resourced neighbourhood, with an array of future amenities planned that will benefit the wider community.
“Among this key infrastructure set to enhance locals’ lifestyles is the $10 million Everleigh AFL oval, developed in collaboration with Logan City Council and AFL Queensland, which is fast nearing completion.”
Mirvac General Manager Residential Queensland, Warwick Bible, said Everleigh had contributed significantly to new housing supply in the region, with almost 800 lots sold since its launch in 2018.
“The Logan region has played a considerable role in helping to address the shortage in housing that is impacting South-East Queensland, with Logan City Council and Economic Development Queensland working to unlock land in the region for new homes,” he said.
“As a result, this area continues to attract purchasers from the surrounding cities, who want to be part of the region’s significant planned growth, and the unique lifestyle it offers.
“Since Everleigh launched five years ago, more than two-thirds of our homesites have been snapped up by purchasers from areas including Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Moreton Bay regions.”
Mr Bible said the region was also attracting a diverse range of new homebuyers.
“Everleigh is appealing to first home buyers, upsizers and right sizers looking to build a new home, giving them the opportunity to choose a design that is ideally suited to their family’s needs now and into the future – at a price they can afford,” he said.
“The community ticks all the boxes in terms of its relative affordability, the ever-increasing number of new amenities and infrastructure improvements being added to the region and its commutability to employment and entertainment hubs in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Springfield.
“We’ve also invested significantly in ensuring we develop a connected community from day one, with onsite amenities designed to bring people together and an active calendar of free activities and events that create a great lifestyle for residents.”