When the Commonwealth Games make their way to Queensland in 2018, they’re sure to be a blast. Not only is the excitement and buzz of crowds and sporting events going to be a big deal for anyone with a slice of Bulimba or Hawthorne real estate, but just as exciting is the gradual transformation the city’s seeing. Already, Brisbane has witnessed the construction of many buildings and pieces of infrastructure in preparation.
Take, for instance, the Queensland State Velodrome at Chandler in Brisbane, a $55million project that will create around 185 jobs.
“The velodrome will be another world-class venue that Queensland can add to its growing portfolio,” said Jann Stuckey, minister for tourism, major events, small businesses and the Commonwealth Games, in a 15 August release.
The velodrome will sit at the southern end of the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, and will offer a streamlined roof design to cope with weather conditions, a world-class timber track, function spaces, mixed-use courts and a cafe. The current velodrome will be able to be used while construction on the new one continues.
With the Games on the horizon, now might be the perfect time to look at houses for sale in Bulimba and surrounding suburbs, before infrastructure construction pushes their value up.