Data released from RACQ has revealed Brisbane’s ‘safest’ suburbs, off the back of a new report released today which highlighted home safety as the highest priority for Brisbane residents.
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The realestate.com.au and Ipsos publication Life in Australia reported perceptions of Brisbane’s liveability remain among the highest in the country, with 70 per cent of respondents selecting ‘feeling safe’, as the most important way to achieve this.
RACQ spokesman Lucinda Ross said homeowners who implemented extra security measures such as ensuring good visibility from the street, cutting back vegetation, and installing sensor lighting, double locks and security screens, reduced their risk of theft.
“These all help make your home less desirable to opportunistic thieves,” Ms Ross said.
There are eight postcodes within Brisbane where not one claim has been lodged for home theft, vandalism and malicious damage during the past three years, including 4170, 4107, 4111, 4117, 4051,4066, 4123 and 4008.
With less than 50 properties on the market, Auchenflower, which has a median house price of $1.135 million is the most prestigious on the list.
Place Paddington principal Andrew Degn, who has 10 Harding St, Auchenflower listed said people were attracted to Auchenflower because it has a “character overlay”, which meant protection over the top of it because it’s low density and has less transient traffic.
“Everybody knows everybody and there is a neighbourhood watch,” Mr Degn said.
“It is very tightly held because people are very safe there and move around the family orientated suburb.
With a 4123 postcode, this property is ideal for the ultra security conscious, 87 Splendour St, Rochedale features a back-to-base security system, CCTV cameras and intercom.
No. 5 McKie Cres, Cannon Hill is within the 4170 postcode and comes with a home security system as well.
Ms Ross said the low theft numbers for was great news for members in these suburbs, but other insurers may have received claims from their customers.
“Insurance is there to protect you when the unexpected happens and we’re here for our members when they need us.”
Along with home safety Brisbane residents believe affordable decent housing (60 per cent), high quality health services (59 per cent), good job prospects (43 per cent) and reliable and efficient public transport (36 per cent) complete the liveability picture.
ZERO HOME THEFT, VANDALISM AND MALICIOUS DAMAGE CLAIMS
- 4170 Morningside, Cannon Hill, Norman Park and Seven Hills
- 4106 Rocklea
- 4111 Nathan
- 4117 Berrinba
- 4051 Alderley, Grange, Newmarket, Wilston, Enoggera & Gaythorne
- 4066 Toowong and Auchenflower
- 4123 Rochedale and Rochedale South
- 4008 Pinkenba