Coomera has long been earmarked by the Gold Coast City Council and the State Government for a new satellite growth suburb of the Gold Coast, similar in many ways to Robina. Coomera’s current population stands at around 12,000, however it is expected to multiply to about 80,000 over the next 20 years as the area develops into a self-sufficient regional town centre.
The area is separated into Coomera to the east and Upper Coomera to the west of the Pacific Motorway respectively. The suburbs are very different from each other and this is reflected in the values.
Upper Coomera is seen as having the semi-rural lifestyle, but this is shared with the development of single detached dwellings. There are a mixture of land uses from dairy farming and cattle grazing to crop growing.
The developments in this location benefit from the close proximity to the Coomera River.
The Upper Coomera precinct has also seen much development with Coomera Springs, a residential development that is have 750 home sites set around a lake, parklands, and recreational facilities. Other developments include Coomera Parklands, Coomera Grand, River Meadows and College Grange.
Situated along the ‘Brisbane-Gold Coast growth corridor’ and a mere 22kms from Surfers Paradise, Oxenford has transformed during the past decade with a significant increase in both residential and industrial developments.
Although once a predominantly rural area, the suburb of Oxenford has attracted residential families and commercial enterprise as a result of its ideal positioning between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and its proximity to the Pacific Motorway.
A number of new residential subdivisions are either underway or planned for the future. These include waterfront properties along the Coomera River and lakeside homes at Regatta Waters, a Joint Venture by AVJennings and Metricon due for completion in 2007.
Acreage properties still scatter the landscape, allowing quiet ‘country’ living within close proximity to a range of local amenities, together with easy access to the Gold Coast and Brisbane City.
Residents at Oxenford have a selection of nearby shopping complexes to choose from, including Westfield Helensvale Town Centre which was opened in October 2005.
Education is well catered for with a number of existing private and state schools servicing the suburb. New schools are planned for development within the immediate area to cater for increasing demand.
Home to Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild, and only minutes from other major Australian theme parks, Oxenford has benefited from significant industry investment. In particular, a significant number of Film and Interactive Media firms have established an industry ‘hub’ in the vicinity of Movie World.
Oxenford’s steady growth looks set to continue with acreage, residential and riverfront estates providing a variety of property options, ideal for the family market. The area has become a focal point for local business, providing amenities, services and jobs that will provide excellent growth in future years.
Buyers on the hunt for less expensive property on the Gold Coast’s northern shore should take a closer look at Coombabah.
Coombabah is popular with families, not only because of its affordability in comparison to Runaway Bay and neighbouring Paradise Point, but also because of its laidback village-style atmosphere. It has a number of parks and waterways, and has easy access to Runaway Bay Hospital and Pine Ridge Conservation Park. The Coomera Rive is also close at hand and is a popular fishing spot with families.
Bordering the Coomera River lakes system, Coombabah is immediately inland of Paradise Point, Hollywell and Runaway Bay.
It is an older suburb with newer cluster development around Oxley Drive and its own shopping centre.
Real estate here is diverse, ranging from new free-standing properties along the estuary to dry lots within walking distance of the Coombabah Creek’s tidal reaches. Brick-and-tile houses are the most prominent style, although renovated colonials and post-war housing are also available.
There are lots of riverfront and lakefront homes, along with a couple of retirement homes and caravan parks.