If past Olympic Games are anything to go by, hosting the 2032 Olympic Games will stimulate the host city’s economic recovery and create thousands of jobs for locals. What’s more, off the back of major infrastructure being planned ahead of the games, economists are predicting a significant rise in house values across Queensland’s south-east corridor, with a number of property hot spots already being identified.
An incredible opportunity for Queensland
Described as a “game-changer” for Queenslanders, that could “deliver 20 years of accelerated opportunity for the state”, accounting organization KPMG predicts that hosting the 2032 Olympic Games could deliver as much as $8.1 billion in benefits to Queensland, with around 91,600 FTE jobs in Queensland and 122,900 nationally likely to be supported.
continued to rise, there are certainly benefits to being the host country for the Olympics – one such benefit is a much-needed boost to tourism post-COVID-19.
But it’s not just the economy that is said to benefit from hosting the 2032 Olympic Games. Hosting the Olympics usually kickstarts local infrastructure projects that previously weren’t a priority. Barcelona, for example, hosted the Olympics in 1992 and was estimated to have built 50 years’ worth of infrastructure in the 8 years preceding the Olympics!
“Infrastructure improvements, road transport improvements, public transport improvements that might have been in the 30-year plan for the city can be brought forward so they’re ready in time for the Olympics”, said
A boost for house values
The creation of new infrastructure and major worksis also likely to have a positive economic flow-on effect that will boost house prices in Brisbane and surrounds. This boost to infrastructure is a significant benefit that Queenslanders can look forward to, says Brendan Lyon at KPMG Australia.
Although still 11 years away, economists have already identified a number of hot spot areas that are expected to boom off the back of major infrastructure being planned ahead of the games.
A report from analysis firm CoreLogic highlights the probability of price increases across Brisbane in the lead-up to the 2032 Games. Research director Tim Lawless said housing values across the south-east would likely increase more rapidly than in Sydney or Melbourne, but property prices on the Sunshine and Gold coasts, along with Toowoomba, would even outpace Greater Brisbane.
"Just in the last 12 months alone to the end of July, we've seen house prices on the Sunshine Coast increase by nearly 25 per cent," he said.
"On the Gold Coast, they're up a little bit more than 22 per cent.
Historic evidence points to a positive impact
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