Enjoying a year-round temperate climate, on the eastern seaboard sits Australia’s favourite holiday destination, the Gold Coast.
Known across the world as one of the most beautiful locations on earth, it is not hard to work out why the local property market year in- year out, continues to enjoy consistent growth and demand.
Where Would 100 Million Annual Beach Visitors a Year be, Without Surf Life Saving Clubs servicing 35,000 km of Coastline?
Having a local surf life saving club is the key ingredient for any well-frequented beach, where the only thing higher than its local profile, is it’s popularity. Being in the sub-tropical climate of the Gold Coast, the weather is almost warm all year round and even when air chill can give you goosebumps the water has far better thermal capacity to hold warmth and can be 24 degrees in the water, even though air temperature might only be 18 degrees.
So it is fair to say that there is more than coincidence at play, as to why the population is significantly higher along coastal stretches that our inland urban communities.
Many families who enjoy the beach as part of their daily or weekly recreational forays as a family activity, highly value ensuring children of the family learn essential swimming safety and survival techniques, even more so- first aid and even more so- life saving skills.
It is a learned skill and takes keen comprehension of the mechanics behind cause and effect, to identify a seemingly invisible rip. Getting caught up in a rip can be a life or death experience.
It is easy to say, swim along the beach until you are out of the rip, before heading back into the beach, but fear grips you in that moment, common sense, simply doesn’t come to mind, just staying afloat in a rip can be exhausting and futile.
Indeed many international visitors get themselves into trouble in rips, because they simply have no understanding of rips, they see that there are 200 people on the water, so figure it must be pretty safe.
But they can inadvertently drift outside of the flags and within seconds can be swept far beyond their capacity to swim back or even stay afloat. Visitors from colder climates may have never learnt swimming skills, let alone safety skills or surf skills.
Where Would 313 Surf Life Saving Clubs be Without Funding?
I shudder to think. Thankfully there are thousands of volunteer surf lifesavers, who have gone to great effort to learn all the training skills required to achieve a level where they can give more of their own time, to patrol our beaches and keep both us and our tourist visitors safe.
Although surf lifesavers are volunteers and even the coaches give their time to train nippers and all those with aspirations to save lives, the equipment that every club around Australia can be really expensive, between the individual clubs and Surf Lifesaving, rescue gear is the biggest cost in running surf lifesaving around Australia.
Revenue from tickets sales in Surf Life Saving Lottery Prize Home campaigns such as the current Draw No 181, provides the essential funding required to purchase and maintain critical equipment and ensure individual clubs can continue to provide their surf safety training and surf life saving and continue their great work. You can secure your tickets now, so you don’t miss out!
Living the Labrador Lifestyle
According to 2011 Census Data; Labrador has a population of just over 16,400, made up of 7,885 men and 8,517 women, with a median age of 39. There are 4022 families and an average of 1.6 children per family. There are 8,377 privately owned dwellings with an average of 2.1 people per dwelling. There is an average of 1.4 cars per household, with a weekly household income of $862, median rent was $300 per week and the average monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.
Labrador is a beachside suburb, overlooking the Broadwater and is north of Southport. According to Homely, Labrador is the 3rd best location on the Gold Coast and ranks a convincing 9.5/10, of every 100 households purchased, 60 are apartments.
Because of the Broadwater, Labrador is able to offer a far wider range of water activities than its surf beach neighbours. There are a number of access boat ramps to launch watercraft and activities such as windsurfing, sailing, para-flying, jet-skiing, boating, fishing and swimming.
Within a short distance are Griffith University, Helensvale train station and the Pacific Motorway.
There are ample public transport services that criss-cross the region. Labrador also enjoys and a number of shopping destinations, in villages, each with their own gentrified appeal, with cafes, eateries, boutiques, services and amenities.
Within a short drive are Southport, Surfers Paradise and Harbour Town.
With the Commonwealth Games due to take place in 2018, there are a number of multi-million dollar infrastructure projects currently underway.
The Games are projected to generate 30,000 jobs, benefit from over 2 Billion in infrastructure projects completed, including recreation and sports facilities and a major tourism boost, touted to provide increased tourists for years to come as a result.
Imagine Living in an Apartment on the 10th and 11th floor of a 12 Floor Boutique Waterfront Residential Tower in Labrador.
In introducing you to this magnificent prize home, apartment 1105, “Coast Broadwater”, 378 Marine Parade Labrador, Qld 4215, I will quote a well-known property expert.
Michael Matusik of “Matusik Property Insights” fame, is highly regarded as a preeminent specialist in residential market analysis and property advice, described “Coast Broadwater” as a high quality yet affordable apartment building. Saying “Labrador has excellent local infrastructure, on the Broadwater, over 24,000 local jobs and is close to schools, retail hubs, health and Southport CBD”.
Coast Broadwater Towers are just a few steps across the road to Harley Park and the enticing beach. The natural lagoon in Harley park is popular particularly with families, as well as the walking and cycling paths that meander along the beachfront.
Harley park has two playgrounds, one to the south; a nautical theme being ship shaped and fantastic, it’s even shaded as are many dining tables. The other playground to the north is climbing inspired, with poles, ropes, ladders and a flying fox.
The beach directly across the road has a unique feature as well! It’s called the Ian Dipple Lagoon and is floodlit in the evenings, it is a tidal lagoon and generally a couple of degrees warmer than the Broadwater, it’s very relaxing and picturesque.
Timeless Contemporary Elegance and Simply Stunning.
“Coast Broadwater” is contemporary architecture, that boasts spacious balconies with glass balustrades and either large windows or floor to ceiling sliding doors to capitalise on the panoramic views of Broadwater and beyond to the east and all the way to the Hinterland greenery to the west.
The residential facilities are resort style with a well-appointed gymnasium, a lovely salt water swimming pools, barbeque and social areas, well-appointed resident lounges, secure underground parking, beautifully manicured gardens and an on-site manager.
The Tower offers a relaxed atmosphere and is popular with young families and those who enjoy the coastal lifestyle.
Your apartment is located on two levels, level 10 and level 11 of a 12 level tower. At that height, you can watch summer storms roll in, you can see all the beautiful lights of local and distant Towers at night time which are mesmerising.
Peregrine falcons, pelicans, seahawks, rosellas, galahs and other birdlife will fly straight past your window and open balconies, it's magical.
From this height, you will also see beyond. You will be the envy of your friends and loved ones, living so close to such beauty.
Draw Dates to Remember
Surf Life Saving Prize Home Lottery No 181 closes at 12 noon AEST on Monday 19th June 2017. The Winner will be Drawn at 12 noon AEST Friday 23rd June 2017. The Draw will take place at 190 Montpelier Road, Bowen Hills, Qld 4006.The public is invited to attend the Draw. Winners will be notified by mail. The results will be published on www.prizehometickets.com.au, results will also be published in the 'public notices' section of 'The Australian' on Wednesday 28th June 2017.
Unfortunately, this prize home will not be open for public inspection
This Labrador Beachside Penthouse Style Apartment Offers Lifestyle And Comfort.
Let's have a closer look at the select inclusions in this 1st Prize Home Package.
The two storey penthouse style 10th and 11the floor apartment boasts a stunning waterfront location and is deep within the laid back Gold Coast Culture. The complete 1st prize package is valued at $1,004,900, which includes:
- Millionaire status!!
- Cashable Gold Bullion valued at $200,000 to spend or invest as you please
- 10th and 11th-floor apartment at; 1105, Coast Broadwater, 378 Marine Parade, Labrador, Queensland, 4215. With extensive, never to be built out views. Coast is a peaceful well maintained and secure, residents only building.
- Living area 135 m2, balcony area 20m2m total area 155m2
- Designed, with complete furnishings and electrical package valued at $120,000
- 1st year of Water and Council rates and Body Corporate
- Transfer fees and stamp duty are paid by Surf Life Saving
- Ducted Air-conditioning throughout
- Level 1, open plan living with kitchen, dining and living rooms, leading out to the alfresco area on the balcony with bbq, overlooking the pristine waters and golden sands of Broadwater.
- Level 1 also boasts a separate powder room and a bedroom sized home office/ study, alternatively, this space could be used as a theatre room, lounge room or sewing room
- Level 2 boasts the Master suite, which is generous in size relaxed in style and is complemented by its clever dressing room and well-appointed ensuite, with floor to ceiling tiles and a floating vanity.
- The Laundry is located on level 2
- Level 2 is also where the 2nd bedroom and main bathroom are located. This room is also quite spacious and has a 3 door mirrored wardrobe.
- The Kitchen is enormous! It boasts high-end appliances with a gas cooktop, double under bench sink, ample bench space to spread out for food preparation Double door, 2 to fridge, 2 to freezer, with ice dispenser and a dishwasher.
- One lock up garage in the secure underground parking and plenty of visitor parking for when you choose to entertain.
- Being positioned on the Broadwater comes with all the recreation benefits of beachside living.
- Residents love the exclusive stunning pool podium, where you can set up with friends and loved ones mid-morning, pair up for a workout in the gym, have a swim in the saltwater lap pool, bbq some lunch with healthy salad and a glass of bubbly, then head into the residents exclusive and stylish lounge to prepare some lattes to tie you over until dinner time. The men can even settle in and watch “the game” on the wall mounted television, while the ladies slip upstairs, to catch up on the front balcony overlooking the sparkling waters below and Gold Coast’s spectacular skyline.
- Or cross the Parade and take a short stroll in either direction, to one of your favourite cafes and enjoy your hot beverage there.
- The complex is pet-friendly up to 12kg.
Living in Labrador has many advantages, you are exceptionally close to Theme parks, major shopping districts, a selection of world class beaches, patrolled by Surf LifeSavers, heritage rainforest and national parks, a park next door. There is also an eclectic range of cafes, bars and restaurants, a Casino, , hospitals, public transport metres from your front door, and a bevvy of world-class attractions.
Fully furnished this stunning penthouse style apartment would rent for an estimated $41,600 per annum. You can secure Your Tickets Here to ensure you don't miss your chance to win this magnificent lifestyle home.
Investment outlook for Labrador and the Greater Gold Coast Region.
The Gold Coast for many yea has been one of the strongest performing and most resilient residential markets in Australia.
Over 2 Billion dollars has been injected into infrastructure, recreational and sporting facilities, Civil Construction on better vehicle access and numerous other major projects.
30,000 jobs were created, for constructing the Master Plan to perfection, in readiness for hundreds of millions of eyes, to be on the Gold Coast in 2018 as it hosts the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
It is anticipated that hundreds of thousands of people including the Commonwealth elite athletes and support staff, media outlets, families, die hard fans, spectators and volunteers, will all converge on the Gold Coast and surrounding regions for the duration of the Games and beyond.
It is anticipated that this enormous injection of advertising the Gold Coast across a global platform with t.v coverage, the internet and social media coverage and visitors all applauding the Gold Coast as a beautiful, holiday destination, with a temperate climate, as very high on the must visit and explore list.
The greater Gold Coast region is set to face unprecedented visitation and relocation demand from interstate and international families, not seen since World Expo 88 was held in Southbank, on the Brisbane River.
The two events are chalk and cheese in terms of access to social media, the internet, digital photography and videos, price and ease of travel to this region. This is further compounded by our weak AU dollar to the Greenback and the Donald Trump aberration.
We can’t even compare it with the Olympics in 2000, again, it is an entirely different world of communication and exploitation.
I’d have my money in the Gold Coast market before any other location in Australia right now and for the next decade.
In summary, capital growth for Labrador can only end in a happy dance.
In the last Surf LifeSaving Prize Home Lottery, Tickets sold out early. Surely they will sell fast for this magnificent home too.
It is important to get in early, otherwise, we can’t guarantee you will secure an opportunity to win this divine luxury resort style home. Tickets start at just $2, which makes them affordable for everyday families, everyday mums and dads and ladies and men, like you and like me. When you purchase extra tickets such as books of 6 for $10 or 40 for $30, 150 tickets for $100, the tickets become cheaper to purchase. Better still, if you are holding the 1st prize ticket, you also get additional Gold bullion, as long as all of the tickets are purchased in the same name at the same time.
It makes sense to purchase what is affordable for your current lifestyle, you deserve to have the best chance possible to win an exclusive millionaires lifestyle, like the lifestyle this very home offers.
The number of tickets available will range from 2,500,000 (single ticket purchases) to 8,000,000 if bundle purchases occur).
Motor vehicles include dealer delivery and all on-road costs (e.g. compulsory third-party insurance). Motor vehicles valued at Brisbane drive-away pricing (January 2017); actual values may vary according to insurance and registration costs in winner’s home state. Book Buyer’s Prize motor vehicle models stipulated in ticket winners table below.
||Number of Ticket Entries
||1st Prize Package
||6 Tickets ($1.66 each)
||$1,004,900 plus additional $1,000 Good Guys Gift Voucher Total $1,005,900
||20 Tickets ( $1.00 each)
||$1,004,900 plus additional $20,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,024,900
||40 Tickets ($0.75 each)
||$1,004,900 plus additional $30,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,034,900
||70 Tickets ($0.66 each)
||$1,004,900 plus additional $50,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,054,900
||150 Tickets (0.66 each)
$1,004,900 plus additional $60,000 BMW X1 F48 sDrive18d - xLine (Black Sapphire metallic paint) including Comfort package and panorama glass roof $1,064,900
||400 Tickets ($0.50 each)
$$1,004,900 plus additional $70,000 audi A6 1.8L S-tronic 140kW Sedan MY17 (Ibis White) $1,074,900
May your month be filled with good health, joy, prosperity and generosity! PHT