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IT developments, NBN support Gold Coast commercial property

On Apr 12 2012
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  • QLD

Commercial property in the Gold Coast could become more popular thanks to new information ...

Commercial property in the Gold Coast could become more popular thanks to new information technology (IT) developments planned for the region.

According to Gold Coast acting mayor Daphne McDonald, recent news that the National Broadband Network (NBN) Co will open a new customer contact centre in the area will support many local businesses and could encourage new ones to consider setting up a base here.

She said: "The new call centre is the tip of the iceberg and sends a message to other IT companies that the Gold Coast is a perfect location for their businesses also."

The Gold Coast, according to economic development and tourism committee chair councillor Susie Douglas, will create more than 8,000 new jobs a year for the next decade - mainly in "knowledge-based" sectors. These developments could have a knock-on effect on commercial real estate if more businesses are established in the area.

This, plus news that the area will be among those to benefit from the three-year NBN rollout, spell good news for business, she explained.

Douglas said: "Council has been focused on boosting our knowledge-based industry sectors here. With the NBN coming in the next three years and the new Health and Knowledge Precinct, the Gold Coast is fast becoming an attractive proposition for IT companies to locate here."

The NBN Co has revealed that work on the Gold Coast will get underway within the next three years - and the nearby community of Gilston Green has already been identified as NBN-ready.

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