People Are Begging To Move To Tasmania, Airlines… You Want To Make Money Don’t You?

Launceston is sitting on a geographical goldmine… One of the key decisions of moving a family to Launceston is the ease of access and commute between mainland cities and abroad – Josh Hart

There is no doubt we have seen an increase in buyers relocating from Sydney and Melbourne into Launceston and it’s surrounding areas over the past 24 months… and why wouldn’t they. Minimal traffic, beautiful location, easy access to explore, safe and inviting. Oh, and I forget to mention our fantastic schools. Comparing privately we’re talking $15,000-$20,000 saving by jumping the ditch over one year… in excess of $100,000+ over 6 years, just imagine if you have 2 or 3 kids….

However, we’re also finding a lot of clients are positioning themselves in Launceston with their businesses or companies based in Sydney, Melbourne and if not, overseas. Here is my dilemma with the current situation as reported by the Examiner. We don’t have enough flights!!!

Launceston is sitting on a geographical goldmine… the majority don’t see this. As one who travels regularly, and is dealing with the cold face of consumers relocating daily, I can comment. One of the key decisions of moving a family to Launceston is the ease of access and commute between mainland cities and abroad. Launceston Airport since it’s redevelopment is the easiest airport to go through (huge kudos to the designers and management!) however if you can’t easily get out or into the state…. What’s the point?

Whilst we aren’t in dire straights yet… with the increase in tourism numbers forcasted over the next 5 years, the window of opportunity is now. The easier we make it to travel into Launceston, the more people we will attract and retain, it’s that simple. Humans aren’t complicated, we are impatient and we want ease. I implore key stakeholders that time is of the essence, especially with the rest of Australia looking at Tasmania in the limelight right now as the leader of lifestyle and value. Families are making decision right now.

Photo: Buchan Group

Article by Josh Hart

Josh is one of Tasmania’s leading real estate agents with more than $220 million of sales to his name. He is known for his pioneering approach to real estate marketing which marries traditional methods such as print and signboard with disruptive new technologies, including digital and social media. This approach helped One Agency Launceston ta… Read more

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