Improved public transport, new sporting stadiums and thousands of rooms for accommodation — south-east Queensland has a lot of work to do if a bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games is successful.
People finding themselves overwhelmed by the common household fly this summer are being told their sentiments are warranted, with experts blaming the country's unrelenting heat.
Some charities are resembling a dump site after being inundated with unwanted goods in the post-Christmas clean out, with Lifeline estimating half its stores around the country have stopped accepting donations.
Brisbane property prices might have bucked the Sydney and Melbourne trend last year, but southern uncertainty will hold back growth in 2019, industry experts believe.
Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast surpasses the Gold Coast as the frontrunner in the state's property market with the strongest growth, the REIQ says.