IF anyone told you the Brisbane property market was unstable, they obviously haven’t driven 58 kilometres past the Morayfield turn off and seen the hottest buyer’s market since everyone decided they didn’t need mind the bi-annual flooding in Yeronga.

North Riverwoodspringlakes, the newest overnight homeland suburb. It even has a Woolies and a Hillsong church.

while the multinational property development company behind this rural fringe community say they toyed with naming it afternoon the original township, they ultimately decided to use a bunch of tranquil sounding words jammed together.

This follows a recent report by the Department of Housing and Public Works has found that majority of newly-built sprawl suburbs in South East Queensland are just a mix of generic words that sound nice.

With the introduction of the new North Lakes off-the-plan housing estates in the mid-1990s, a steady trend began. It was following closely by North Rivers, Wood Lakes, North Woods, Riverwood and the especially trendy Riverlakes.

“What we have found is that by building suburbs on swampy mangroves, and replacing the dodgy bushland with hundreds of cul-de-sacs, we have been able to create communities that make you forget you are 100 kilometres and eighteen road tolls away from the central business district” said one developer, Noah Sole.

“Who needs a train line for the kids to loiter around when you can have a Woolworths car park”

Other syllables that can be thrown on the end of these words to make newly cleared vegetation sound liveable are Dale, Lea, Vale and the additional use of the word Heights.

“We don’t really have any schools or pubs, but sometimes we have a massive community church – but the names are the real selling point”

“Essentially you get some sort of waterway, combine it was some sort of plant terminology – and then throw a Dale on the the end”





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