Speaking before the seminar NSW Executive Director of the Property Council, Mr Mark Quinlan, urged the NSW Government to review the size and number of local government areas and institute compulsory amalgamations. The Government cannot continue to ignore the amalgamations issue," Mr Quinlan said. "An enormous opportunity exists to improve the efficiency of local government administration. Ratepayers and users. Conveyancing can be defined like doing the changing in the property’s title from one person to another. Read More

The residential / unit market improved over 2007 although current sentiment is that market conditions have deteriorated a little although not to the levels experienced in other parts of the country. The future looks bright for the Sunshine Coast with improved infrastructure works including motorway widening and new roads around Maroochydore, good population growth and a new Council that should create a more coordinated approach to development. Read More

In NSW, significant increase in values was recorded more than three years ago upon formal announcement of the definite intent to construct the M7 Motorway, he says. Including Synergy at Kelvin Grove and The Mill development at Albion contribute to the market. The current combined vacancy for the Cherm side and Upper Mt Gravatt / Macgregor precincts is now calculated to be 1.93%, well below the historical five year average of 6.48%. Read more