Traditionally, when we think of an airport we think of travelers and tourism, but the recent devastating flood events across the east coast of Australia show why creating appropriate flight paths across the country is about more than a weekend getaway. Australia is often referred to as an ‘island’, but in reality, we are more…
Traditionally, when we think of an airport we think of travelers and tourism, but the recent devastating flood events across the east coast of Australia show why creating appropriate flight paths across the country is about more than a weekend getaway.
Australia is often referred to as an ‘island’, but in reality, we are more like an archipelago. While there are built-up areas, there is also a lot of empty space between towns scattered across the country. Think of these towns as small islands, and the trucks with food and goods are the delivery ‘boats’ that cross the sea.
Specifically here on the Sunshine Coast, when the recent rain deluge ended, our highway was cut off both north and south for days due to flooding. Our supermarket shelves were almost stripped bare and fuel stations ran out of petrol and diesel. For just a few days, trucks didn’t have access here, and we felt the pinch almost immediately. It is unfathomable to think of how the residents in northern New South Wales, who were hit even harder, have been affected. Australian towns, literally separated by water, and some completely inaccessible at times.
It is for reasons like this that air bridges are a vital piece of infrastructure. We can’t always depend on our roads to send and receive goods, yet across Australia, we rely so heavily on our capital city airports. Having the right air bridges across the regions will actually enable the country to trade less inhibited.
The Sunshine Coast is on the right track with the recent upgrade to an international runway and plans to renovate the terminal. Airports do so much more for our economy than just drive tourism and we are yet to see the full value and potential of what the Sunshine Coast Airport has to offer. The fact that Australia’s first purpose-built, end-to-end food, and manufacturing precinct will be built there, along with the recent announcement that Bonza will be based here later this year is proof national and international businesses see major potential and growth here.
On top of all that, once the Sunshine Coast can secure a flight to Singapore, opportunities across the globe will become endless…
While the ‘best time’ to invest was 20 years, the next best time to invest is now. As more infrastructure is built, demand for housing on the Sunshine Coast is only going to continue to skyrocket. Find out how you can leverage the opportunities becoming available here by booking a free consultation with one of our expert property coaches.