Dametto defends the reputation of Ingham and Forrest Beach property market

10 August 2021

Member for Hinchinbrook, Nick Dametto.

HINCHINBROOK MP, Nick Dametto fights for the Ingham and Forrest Beach property market, which has been unfairly discriminated against in a recent Courier Mail story which classed the communities as ‘no go zones’ for investors.

According to an analysis of CoreLogic, ABS and SQM Research data by Positive Property Solutions, Ingham and Forrest Beach has been listed as the worst suburbs to buy properties in.[1]

Nick Dametto MP said making these kinds of irresponsible sweeping statements from an armed chair in South Australia could be unnecessarily detrimental to the region’s reputation.

“The Hinchinbrook way of life is second to none, we are home to breathtaking natural assets such as Wallaman Falls, Jourama Falls, Hinchinbrook Island, Palm Island Group, pristine beaches, hiking trials and world class fishing at our doorstep and large parcels of highly developable freehold land,” he said.

“Recently, Forrest Beach, Taylors Beach, Lucinda and Ingham are just a couple of our local suburbs that were given a facelift utilising State Government Works for Queensland funding. Most of these projects are now close to completion or finished thanks to the good work of the Hinchinbrook Shire Council.

“These projects are enhancing the local and visitor experience at our beaches and parks, creating destinations that entice people to relocate to the area.

“I would like to know if any of the “no go’” zones were even visited by those making these rubbish claims,” said Mr. Dametto.

According to Ingham real estate agents’ the market in Hinchinbrook is booming.

Felix Reitano, owner of Felix Reitano Real Estate said, currently we have no vacant rental properties in Forrest Beach.

“Sales are skyrocketing and are predominately out of towners looking to relocate to the Shire,” he said.

“We have the ultimate North Queensland lifestyle; natural attractions, fishing destinations, thriving businesses and safe communities.

“I would consider the analysis to be inaccurate, as Positive Property Solutions have not spoken to agents on the ground to come to these conclusions.”

Mr. Dametto has extended the invitation to anyone seeking to know more about the Hinchinbrook property market and potential opportunities stating that our greatest asset is our welcoming community.

[1] https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/property/dont-buy-here-queenslands-property-nogo-zones-revealed/news-story/b64b6662c8cf909a762304215a40398c

Nick Dametto MP