QLD \ Gold Coast \ Helensvale
Helensvale is located on the Gold Coast, 18km from Surfers Paradise and 60km from the Brisbane CBD. The suburb is a major hub in the area, featuring a large Westfield shopping centre and the Helensvale Railway Station which links the Gold Coast to Brisbane.
Westfield Helensvale opened in 2005 and is the largest shopping centre in the local area. The centre is integrated with the Helensvale railway station and the town centre.
Major tenants include Kmart, Target, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi.
As Helensvale and the surrounding areas expand, the shopping centre is likely to expand with it.
Helensvale is a major transport hub, with the large Helensvale train station linking the Gold Coast and Brisbane. There is also a large number of bus services which come through the area, and Helensvale is expected to be the northern terminus of the light rail 'rapid transport' system planned for the Gold Coast.
For more information about the new light rail system coming to Helensvale and the Gold Coast in 2014 please visit the official GoldLinQ website.
As you would expect for a suburb of its size, Helensvale is home to a thriving small business community that services the local area. It's proximity to the Pacific Motorway also makes the area attractive to businesses that rely on transportation and freight movements.
Helensvale businesses, as with all businesses around Australia, should ensure that they have sufficient public liability insurance in place to protect themselves when things go wrong. It is also good for the local community knowing that their local businesses are properly insured.
Property in Helensvale consists mainly of modern brick family home, with a mixture of small and large apartment complexes. The median house price of $479,000 is slightly above the region's median price of $431,500.