The con­struc­tion of homes in Beaudesert’s $1 billion Oak­land Es­tate is steam­ing ahead with the com­ple­tion of a new shop­ping cen­tre and open­ing of a new high school.

The area is cur­rently ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a pop­u­la­tion boom as peo­ple move from the city to Beaudesert for more af­ford­able hous­ing and rapidly-grow­ing lo­cal em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties, ac­cord­ing to Robin­son Projects de­vel­oper James Robin­son.

Stage one of Oak­land Es­tate com­prises 58 home­sites and is 70 per cent sold, with re­main­ing lots priced from $175,000, along with house and land pack­ages avail­able from $385,000.

Mr Robin­son said while a num­ber of re­cent pur­chasers were lo­cal, they re­ceived strong in­quiry from Bris­bane and the Gold Coast.

First home­own­ers Stephanie Wynne and Ja­son Lout­tit are among those who have taken up a $20,000 grant to pur­chase a home at Oak­land Es­tate.

Ms Wynne said she thought home own­er­ship was out of reach un­til she came across the es­tate.

“My goal was to pur­chase my first home be­fore I turned 21, so I started re­search­ing on­line about how to pur­chase a home with a low de­posit,” she said.

“I came across in­for­ma­tion from Oak­land Es­tate say­ing we could use the $20,000 First Home Owner grant as part of our de­posit, mean­ing we only needed a few thou­sand to cover le­gal fees and costs.” Ms Wynne said when they visited Oak­land Es­tate they re­alised their new home would be a great in­vest­ment for the fu­ture due to the new in­fra­struc­ture and ameni­ties be­ing built in the es­tate.

The cou­ple are build­ing a four-bed­room, two-bath­room home and have cus­tomised the de­sign to suit their needs. Fu­ture stages of the de­vel­op­ment will in­clude a fast food restau­rant with drive-through ac­cess and plans for a fam­ily-friendly tav­ern, bring­ing the to­tal re­tail floorspace to more than 4400sq m.

First home­own­ers Stephanie Wynne and Ja­son Lout­tit have taken up a $20,000 grant to pur­chase a home at Oak­land Es­tate in Beaudesert.

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