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Growth in regional rents is almost 3 times that of capital cities

Growth in regional rents is almost 3 times that of capital cities

CoreLogic has released its Quarterly Regional Report, which revealed the annual growth rate of combined regional dwelling values (13%) was more than twice that of the capital cities (6.4%) in the 12 months to April. Remarkably, rent values across the combined regional markets have outp...

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Morrison government to spend $600 million on new Hunter Valley gas power plant

Morrison government to spend $600 million on new Hunter Valley gas power plant

The coal-powered Liddell Power Station will shut in 2023. The Morrison government will spend up to $600 million to build a new gas power plant in the NSW Hunter Valley. The government says the plant, scheduled to come online in summer 2023-24 to replace the coal-fired Liddell p...

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A school, shopping precinct, playing fields and 5000 homes ready for Lochinvar

A school, shopping precinct, playing fields and 5000 homes ready for Lochinvar

LOTS FOR LOCHINVAR: Maitland City Council's Development and Environment Manager David Simm pictured last year at Gillieston Heights. Lochinvar is set to become Maitland's next boom town with the first of 5000 housing lots on public exhibition and a school and shopping precinct to come....

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Williamtown set to become ‘Special Activation Precinct’ a win for defence industry

Williamtown set to become ‘Special Activation Precinct’ a win for defence industry

The NSW government has announced that the defence and aerospace hub supporting RAAF Base Williamtown will be designated as a 'Special Activation Precinct', drawing support from industry, accelerating economic development and the creation of highly skilled jobs. The Hunter region and no...

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Stiffer market competition on the horizon as investors slowly creep back

Stiffer market competition on the horizon as investors slowly creep back

With first-home buyers and upgraders dominating the market, the quiet pick up in investor activity is going largely unnoticed. The most recent home lending data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that in September 2020 there was $5.3 billion in new lending to investor...

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Cessnock and Maitland forecast to be among the fastest growing areas in the state

Cessnock and Maitland forecast to be among the fastest growing areas in the state

The Lower Hunter's population is forecast to boom in the next two decades with Cessnock and Maitland tipped to be among the fastest growing areas in the state. Department of Planning population projections show an extra 131,500 people will live in the Hunter Region by 2041, an average ...

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Looking towards 2036: what will Maitland look like in 20 years?

Looking towards 2036: what will Maitland look like in 20 years?

East Maitland will be one of the Hunter's "catalyst areas" in the next 20 years, setting targets for 1750 extra jobs, 550 extra homes and improved transport connections between Green Hills shopping centre and new hospital site. The plan is one of a raft of initiatives contained in docu...

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Costco plans $60 million Lake Macquarie project

Costco plans $60 million Lake Macquarie project

Costco is to develop a $60 million warehouse and fuel station project in Lake Macquarie City in New South Wales' Hunter Valley region. Occupying a 14,000sqm site, part of the former Pasminco mining company's land, the development will be Costco's fourth warehouse in the state. The proj...

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Plans for new $780 million John Hunter Hospital building unveiled

The concept design for the new, seven-storey Acute Services Building for John Hunter and John Hunter's children's hospitals has been unveiled, marking a milestone for the NSW Governments $780 million health precinct. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the John Hunter Health and Innovation...

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Energy Renaissance names Hunter region for Australia’s first battery “gigafactory”

The New South Wales Hunter region has been named as the preferred location for what is likely to be Australia's first gigawatt-scale lithium-ion battery manufacturing operation, right in the middle of the state's coal and gas heartland. Energy Renaissance said on Tuesday that it would ...

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Winarch Capital's Morisset development gets approval

Winarch Capital's Morisset development gets approval

Lake Macquarie Council has approved Winarch Capital's $235 million redevelopment of the 90 hectare Morisset Golf Course, allowing the developer to subdivide and sell part of the site to Ingenia Communities. ...

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Bye-bye Kembla Grange? The three Illawarra suburbs set for a name change

Bye-bye Kembla Grange? The three Illawarra suburbs set for a name change

Kembla Grange will be split in half and renamed under a new Wollongong City Council proposal to create six new suburbs in West Dapto. Huntley and Avondale will also need to be ...

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Looking towards 2036:- 60,300 new dwellings proposed for the Greater Newcastle,including Maitland,Lake Macquarie and Newcastle

East Maitland will be one of the Hunter’s ‘catalyst areas’ in the next 20 years, setting targets for 1750 extra jobs, 550 extra homes and improved transport connections betwee...

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Looking towards 2036- 60,300 new dwellings proposed for the Greater Newcastle,including Maitland,Lake Macquarie and Newcastle

East Maitland will be one of the Hunter’s ‘catalyst areas’ in the next 20 years, setting targets for 1750 extra jobs, 550 extra homes and improved transport connections betwee...

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NSW funds defence precinct near Williamtown

The new ‘Astra Aerolab’ will house maintenance and support services for Australian fighter jets The NSW gov...

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Maitland and Cessnock big winners if airport expansion approved

FLYING HIGH: Cessock Airport could become a commercial aviation hub.   asse...

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Regional Australia is big winner in the Federal Budget

There was very little directly related to housing in this year’s Federal Budget, however regional Australia is the clear winner. There was very little directly related to housing in this yea...

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Rents Across Australia Rise Over The First Quarter Of 2019

The first CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review for 2019, which tracks median rents and rental yields across Australia, shows that national weekly rents have risen by ...

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Australia’s Population Becoming More Diverse

Migration data which was recently released by the ABS showed that as of June 2018, an estimated 17,650,130 residents of Australia were born in Australia. post-content single-post-p...

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Maitland's new $43 million civic precinct will include the iconic Town Hall Cafe building

One of the city’s oldest commercial buildings will be incorporated into Maitland City Council’s...

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$470 million for the New Maitland Hospital.

The new Maitland Hospital could open as early as 2022, with the successful contractor and project manager announced on Wednesday.The new Maitland Hospital will be almost twice the size of the exist...

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New $470m hospital brings care to country NSW

The new Maitland Hospital will provide an extensive range of adult and paediatric services including emergency, paediatric, maternity, chemotherapy and state-of-the-art operating suites.Located o...

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$780 MILLION TO REDEVELOP JOHN HUNTER HOSPITAL

Families across the Hunter region will benefit from the redevelopment of John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. As the major teaching and referral hospital for our region, this $780 million investment i...

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The Hunter Valley Investment Powers On

The project is set to generate 2000 new jobs and will be based at the Hunter Valley Economic Zone (HEZ), near Kurri Kurri at an estimated cost of 4 - 5 billion dollars. ...

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Coast’s water supply network gets $61million boost

Central Coast Council is preparing to deliver one of the region&rsquo;s most significant infrastructure projects &ndash; a nine kilometre water pipeline from Mardi to Warnervale. <div...

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The leading regional economy in Australia:THE HUNTER REGION NSW

The Hunter region has an estimated 322,000 jobs and this is projected to increase to 384,000 by 2036. The Hunter has a GDP of $43 billion, substantially outpacing NT, TAS and ACT. This is in addition to urban development projects totalling nearly $4 billion dollars, vaca...

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Maitland population breaks 80,000

Maitland&rsquo;s population growth is showing no signs of slowing down, with more than 80,000 people now calling city home. Preliminary data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday estimated that 81,235 people lived in Maitland as of June 30 last year, almost 2000 mo...

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A Fast Rail Future for NSW

The NSW Government has a vision for vibrant and growing regional&nbsp;economies, providing NSW reside...

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Retail giants IKEA and Costco signal Newcastle's in store

FOR more than 100 years it was&nbsp;home to&nbsp;the Hunter&rsquo;s first&nbsp;heavy industry, one of the region&rsquo;s chief polluters. ...

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How Have Dwelling Values Shifted Across The Regional Areas Of Australia?

The latest CoreLogic home value index results show the slowdown in the national market has become more broadly based with regional dwelling value growth continuing to slow. In this week&rsquo;s Pulse we lo...

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$19 billion rise in Hunter land values with no end in sight

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Sydney to Newcastle rail line to be a business case for faster services

REDUCING travel time between Newcastle and Sydney from three to two hours could be a &ldquo;game changer&rdquo; for the Central Coast. Straigh...

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New Business Prospectus for Hunter and Central Coast Regions released

Great News for the Central Coast and Hunter Regions A recent update to the Investment Prospectus of the Hunter and Central Coast Reg...

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Housing boom for Lake Macquarie Region

Housing approvals rose by 8 percent last year Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown a increase in housing app...

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Feeling priced out of Sydney? You're not alone.

Key workers are being shut out of Sydney Property New South Wales&rsquo;s high house price...

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Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan Outlines future changes for Newcastle Region

The NSW Government has released a Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan which sets out urban strategies to 2036 for Newcastle City, Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitla...

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Record Land Price for Trinity Point

1164 m2 lakeside block in Morisset Park Land price records for Morisset Park have been smashed with a wealth...

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