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Unlocking Queensland's Potential: The Impact of the Brisbane 2032 Olympics on Property Development

Queensland's real estate industry has been facing several challenges lately, such as labour and material shortages and a sluggish market. However, the recent announcement of a $7-billion-plus funding agreement for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics has provided a glimmer of hope for growth and development. Here are some key takeaways from the announcement:

  • The funding agreement is an almost 50-50 split between the federal and state governments, and it will supercharge preparations for the Olympics.

  • The proposed expansion of the Olympic inner-city Priority Development Area promises to deliver thousands of new homes and major urban renewal, providing opportunities for growth in the real estate industry.

  • The Olympics also has intangible benefits, such as increased recognition and tourism, which can benefit the region as a whole.

Consolidated Properties CEO, Don O’Rorke, welcomes the financial commitment for the Olympics, as well as the work and money that will come through the program. However, some developers have expressed concerns over the short runway to deliver the necessary infrastructure for the Games, given the current backdrop of labour and materials shortages creating delays in project delivery. Here are some additional insights into the situation:

  • Mosaic’s Brook Monahan, a major developer in Queensland, has expressed concerns over the tardiness of getting Olympic infrastructure underway, particularly given the current labour and materials shortages.

  • The industry's big concern is the impact of the Games infrastructure program on the already acutely insufficient ranks of the skilled labour market between now and 2032.

  • Despite these challenges, the Olympic development race is firmly in the starting blocks, and the funding agreement provides a much-needed boost to the real estate industry in Queensland.

Overall, the Olympic Stadium Redevelopment in Queensland presents both challenges and opportunities for the real estate industry. While there are concerns over labour and materials shortages and the short runway to deliver the necessary infrastructure for the Games, the funding agreement provides a significant investment in the region's development. With the expansion of the Olympic inner-city Priority Development Area, thousands of new homes and major urban renewal are on the horizon. The intangible benefits of increased recognition and tourism can also benefit the region as a whole. As the industry faces both growth and challenges, it's important to stay updated on developments in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.

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