Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF)
If you’re thinking about investing in property, but don’t have sufficient funds for the deposit and fees on the purchase (whether this be via cash from savings or equity in your home or other assets), all may not be lost. You see it is possible to borrow money through an SMSF and receive many of the same benefits the use of a traditional property investment strategy provides with the benefit of legislated requirements which serve to reduce risk.read more
Most Australians now have some form of Superannuation; a government regulated investment vehicle put in place as a means to ensure we are all savings for our retirement. The money comes from contributions made into your super fund by your employer and, if possible, topped up by your own contributions. Sometimes the government will add to it through co-contributions and the low income super contribution.
Superannuation is a huge industry, with over $1.5 trillion under management, that’s on par with Australia’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP), however this pales alongside the estimated total value of property in Australia of over $6 trillion and growing.
Superannuation’s greatest attraction as an investment vehicle is the very favourable, low rate of tax
on earnings and asset protection this vehicle can afford you, but one of its biggest failings are the fees charged by some fund managers, no matter how the fund performs. This is why many investors are turning to Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF’s), taking control of their assets and their future.
For more information on SMSF’s and how they might benefit you please refer to the ATO website at https://www.ato.gov.au/Super/Self-managed-super-funds/ or contact us for a referral to a qualified professional Financial Planner and Advisor who can make a time to discuss this option with you in greater detail.
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Sunshine Coast – The future is here!
The Sunshine Coast is building a new economy based on a clear 20-year economic plan, which presents investors with multiple opportunities and opens new avenues for business growth, development and expansion. The Sunshine Coast’s competitive business environment, accessibility to markets, proposed new infrastructure, a highly-skilled workforce and idyllic lifestyle are the winning combination that is attracting national and international investment.read more
Oceanside – comprising the Sunshine Coast University Hospital Health Hub, the Town Centre and Birtinya Island and Bokarina Beach
Oceanside is the name for the central Kawana region that is transforming into an estimated $5 billion world-class destination for the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Stockland’s Birtinya residential community, the Health Hub and Kawana Health Precinct and the Sunshine Coast Private and Public Hospitals are located within the Oceanside community. With the town centre and Bokarina Beach projects Stockland have earmarked for their next stages of development.read more
Simply complete the contact form here or call Jacques Scherman on 0411 621 501.
SunCentral – The new Maroochydore CBD (THE BRIGHT CITY)
Maroochydore, on South East Queensland’s stunning Sunshine Coast, is the setting for one of the nation’s most exciting urban developments, with plans to transform the coastal town into a city for the 21st Century. A new central business district is being built from the ground up, with early construction works now underway on 53-hectares of vacant land in the heart of one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, just an hour north of the state capital, Brisbane.read more
New Maroochydore CBD introductory video here.
Artists impression of the new CBD here.
Maroochydore (The Bright City) August 2016 flyover here.
Download the City Centre brochure here and/or the interactive brochure here. To visit the SunCentral website go to http://suncentralmaroochydore.com.au/.
For more information on property investment opportunities contact us today or click here to complete the contact form.
Aura – City of colour
Years in the planning, Aura will establish a world class standard in sustainable community creation, delivering over 20,000 new homes to house 50,000 people while creating some 20,000 jobs and attracting global business opportunities to one of Australia’s most sought after regions.read more
For more on Stockland’s vision for Aura view their fly-through video here and download their masterplan here. Contact us for information on where and how to invest in this fast growing community being delivered over the next 30 years.
Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project
Sunshine Coast Airport is one of the busiest council-operated airports in Australia and accommodated achieved the milestone of over one million passenger movements in the 2016 calendar year. The redevelopment of Sunshine Coast Airport and the delivery of a new runway will allow the Airport to operate more efficiently and effectively. The Airport Expansion Project will also create significant economic benefits for the Sunshine Coast region, by creating additional employment, generating further economic activity, and providing capacity for future growth.read more
• $4.1 billion contribution to the Sunshine Coast economy (2020 – 2040)
• generation of more than 2230 jobs
• 3,500 fewer dwellings within benchmark aircraft noise contours upon opening the new runway, growing to a reduction of 5200 dwellings by 2040
• supports the ongoing development of the Sunshine Coast region
• a runway fully compliant with aviation standards, securing our future aviation access
• removes aircraft load constraints and provides enhanced domestic and global connections for the community, tourists, local business and export freight
• potential to attract up to 2 million more passengers annually by 2040.
For more information visit the Airport Expansion Project website here or download the Fact Sheet here. Have questions about where to invest on the Sunshine Coast? Complete the contact form or contact us today.
Sunshine Coast Light Rail – Imagine a fast, frequent, high-quality light rail service along the Sunshine Coast!
Council is undertaking a feasibility study for a light rail system between Maroochydore and Caloundra. Eventually the system could link most major destinations and attractions along the coast and connect with buses and trains.read more
Light Rail has been named one of five major game-changing projects spearheading council’s plans to sustain the coast’s prosperity, lifestyle and natural assets into the future.
The project will:
• Create 9000 jobs directly and indirectly during construction and operation
• Reduce reliance on car travel and traffic congestion
• Potentially cut pollution by reducing fossil fuel use
• Inject $3.6 billion in benefits back into the regional economy.
The focus of the light rail project is the provision of reliable, frequent and affordable public transport services, but brings with it a range of other positive spin-offs that will enhance our community connections, business activity, lifestyle and the environment.
It is a long-term project still subject to further feasibility studies. However, if it proves the right solution for the Coast, then the first stage could be delivered by 2025 subject to approvals and funding
View a map showing Council and other major Sunshine Coast projects here. Download the Sunshine Coast Rail: Shaping Our Future complete project overview here and FAQ’s here.
International Submarine Broadband Cable
Sunshine Coast Council is shaping a future where a faster, more reliable and affordable broadband network will be available to Australia’s eastern seaboard with its plans to link the region directly to global communications systems in Asia, the Pacific and the United State.
Council has lodged a submission with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to start the process to declare an offshore cable protection zone. If the zone is declared, this will encourage the private sector to deliver an international submarine broadband cable connection that would land at the Sunshine Coast.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has identified Sydney as a vulnerable single-point-of-failure for Australia – with too many cables located in the same pathway and going to the same access points. While a new submarine cable brought ashore on the Sunshine Coast will provide faster, more reliable and affordable broadband connectivity for Queensland, it will also provide redundancy for the whole east coast of Australia in accessing the internet and the broader telecommunications market, in the event the cables connecting Sydney are damaged or disrupted.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has also confirmed the Queensland Government’s full support for Council’s submission to ACMA.
If the cable protection zone is granted and the cable is delivered, the Sunshine Coast will be the only regional centre in Australia able to offer direct international broadband connectivity to global markets.
View the video which explains this project.
With all this and so much more happening on the Sunshine Coast right now and over the next 30 years it is one of the obvious choices for us and our clients when it comes to investing in property with the potential for long term and sustainable growth in both yield and capital value.
Contact us today by completing the contact form or call Jacques Scherman on 0411 621 501 to arrange a time to discuss your plans in more detail.