It's a new year and while it’s easy to reflect on what was a record 12 months in many industries for Brisbane and the state, The Brisbane Report is casting its gaze forward to what the city’s industry experts say 2018 has in store.
A new Deloitte Access Economics report says Queensland will have the strongest economic growth of all states in each of the next four years, with economic growth never dropping below 3.5 per cent each year.
And in CommSec’s most recent State of the States report, it showed Queensland was leading the nation in employment growth, had the fastest annual economic growth of all the states and had driven up exports by 35 per cent.
So among all the great news for the state and Brisbane, the year ahead will continue the positive outlook that saw record tourism dollars flow into Brisbane, as well as solid growth in gross state product and key exports from the state.
Our experts delve into predictions for robotics, commercial and residential property, the digital economy, immigration, infrastructure, technology and innovation, and urban renewal, with a plethora of new industry events, and economic and built environment milestones ahead.
Look for robotics and innovation to carve a path with the International Conference on Robotics and Automation and Myriad 2018 both in May, while on the construction front Howard Smith Wharves is due for completion in October 2018 and work continues on the city-transforming Queen's Wharf precinct and the new parallel runway at Brisbane Airport.
Here’s what the experts have to say about Brisbane in 2018.