PHOTO: Quilpie, 1000 kilometres west of Brisbane is offering a $12,500 grant if people purchase a plot and land and build homes (pictured, an aerial view of Quilpie) meaning some plots are essentially free
- Quilpie, 1,000km west of Brisbane is offering a generous $12,500 grant
- The grant is for people who purchase a block of land in the town to build on
- Prices of land are as low as $12,500 so the purchase is essentially free
- The grant hopes to encourage a younger demographic to move to the region
An outback region is giving away blocks of land to prospective homeowners, but you’d have to be willing to live in the tiny town of just 800 people.
Quilpie Shire Council, which sits 1,000km west of Brisbane, is offering a $12,500 grant for people who buy land and build in the region.
With prices of land as low as $12,500, the region is essentially giving away plots to potential new homebuilders in the outback Queensland area.
COULD YOU LIVE IN QUILPIE SHIRE?
Location: 1,000km west of Brisbane in outback Queensland
Amenities: Two supermarkets, a butcher, baker, newsagents and hairdressers
Schools: Two schools and an early learning centre
Activities: Tennis and basketball courts, sporting ovals, community gym and free swimming pools
The plan came about to encourage those willing to move to the area to build new homes, after the town suffered a housing for residence who had flocked to the area to enjoy the laidback outback lifestyle.
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