If you are wondering why the name Newport rings a bell but you can’t quite visualise where it is on a map, well, there is probably a sound reason for that.
You see, until about a decade or so ago, Newport wasn’t called by that name.
Indeed, technically it didn’t exist as its own entity at all, but that has changed in a big way since then.
In fact, in times gone by, the area was simply considered part of two separate suburbs in the Redcliffe region of Brisbane, namely Scarborough and Kippa-Ring.
However, over time, the precinct began to use the moniker Newport as it developed into a premier canal-front location on the northern edge of the Redcliffe peninsula.
Newport began to take serious shape during the mid- to late-1990s when new canals were constructed in the Kippa-Ring region of its locality.
By 2006, though, it was clear that the suburb deserved its own name and identity, which ultimately resulted in the suburb of Newport being gazetted in the Queensland Government Gazette – Natural Resources and Water in August 2008.
From that moment to this, the demand for property in the suburb has soared, with prices also firming, given its canal-front living options as well as easy access to everything that Moreton Bay has to offer. In fact, the Newport property market recorded a significant 11% increase in growth in 2020.
What makes Newport so special?
Well, its number one attribute is the fact that it has its own canals and lakes, which are forever in strong demand from buyers.
Who doesn’t want to wake up to see pristine waterways literally outside their front door every morning after all?
Newport is also located just 38 kilometres north of Brisbane and a hop, skip, or a “SUP” from Redcliffe itself.
The much-anticipated Moreton Bay rail-link, which was completed in 2016, also saw a new train station being constructed in nearby Kippa-Ring, which provided an easier commute to the Brisbane CBD as well as international and domestic airports.
Indeed, the project delivered a 12.6 kilometre dual-track passenger rail line between Petrie and Kippa-Ring, including six new rail stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Mango Hill East, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring and had been mooted for more than a century!
Newport is also located within the booming Moreton Bay region, which is predicted to grow in population significantly over the years ahead, due to its more affordable housing options as well as strong economic profile.
From 2014, Stockland has been the driving force behind the continued evolution of Newport, with the developer set to create a retail precinct, large non-tidal lake, and hundreds of dwelling lots of various sizes within a decade.
The purchase of the remaining land in Newport was Stockland’s first major land acquisition in Queensland since North Lakes, which is a strong sign of its commitment to the region and faith in the future of Newport itself.
Newport also has access to a variety of public and private schools, such as Grace Lutheran Primary School, Hercules Road State School, Scarborough P-12, and Southern Cross Catholic College nearby.
When it comes to the market, there is also strong demand from buyers to secure a holding in this desirable part of the Redcliffe peninsula.
So much so that strong sales results are currently being recorded for vendors who are upgrading or downsizing – and who are open to passing on the secret that is Newport to the new generation of locals.
If you would like to speak to an expert servicing the Peninsula, contact Ben Hyrapietian