Infrastructure spotting - how to get into this $168bn opportunity


If you think the mining boom is on its way out, think again. In a three-part series, Flynn De Freitas, principal of boutique property research and investment firm Omega Investments, reveals there are still plenty of opportunities to be had - you just need to know where to look and how to time your entry.

Billions of dollars worth of infrastructure capital projects across Australia offer lucrative investment opportunities for savvy property investors. Strong capital gains, high yields and multi-year leases are heaven on earth for investors in the know.

House prices in sleepy coastal and regional towns rocketed seemingly overnight, as heavy equipment, construction cranes and six-figure earning miners descend en masse and the commodities boom powers on.

The figures speak for themselves: $168bn in commodities-related infrastructure projects is planned or underway across Australia. Regional and coastal towns such as Roxby Downs in South Australia and Gladstone in Queensland have risen by more than 40% during the last two years.

While these towns do not offer the 'plain vanilla' investments of capital city properties, with the right due diligence, you too can benefit from the once-in-a-lifetime commodities boom sweeping across regional Australian towns.

For the complete story and more, read the latest issue of Your Investment Property magazine, on sale now.

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