Real Estate

cairnsae woree a good entry point for property market novices

Written by The ReReport

CONVENIENT, affordable and community-oriented are all the hallmarks any popular suburbs will have in spades, and Woree is no exception.
The suburb is known as a good entry point for those looking to crack the property market and has allowed hundreds of young home buyers to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder.
Easy access to bus services, schools and shops make the suburb, which links Cairns CBD to the southern corridor, perfect for all demographics.
Woree State School, Woree State High School, St Gerard Majella School and St Mary’s Catholic College are all located at Woree and along with the popular Cannon Park racecourse, the suburb is also home to the Calanna Park sports facility, Pezzutti Park and Woree Sports and Aquatic Centre.
Under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cairns Jockey Club, Cairns Regional Council will prepare a master plan that will determine future use of Cannon Park Racecourse.
In the 2016-17 Budget, Council allocated $150,000 toward the development of a master plan, on the basis that the venue was under-utilised.
An initial constraints and opportunities analysis has found that the venue has potential to be a major multi-use facility. The site is approximately 40ha and has utilities and services able to support large crowds.
Woree homes are some of the longest held in the city, as well.
The housing stock is diverse, with well-established houses neighbouring a host of unit complexes.
According to Cairns Regional Council, Woree was originally known as Four Mile – it’s distance from Cairns City – before it was renamed by the Railway Department in about 1914.
The likely spelling would have been Wurree, the Aboriginal word for ‘child who likes to dabble in shallow water’.
At the 2016 census, the suburb recorded a population of 4825. The average number of people per household is 2.32.

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