Chinese purchasing intent for Townsville has jumped by over 100% at the beginning of 2015, reports the Townsville Bulletin (8 August 2015). The Juwai Chinese Purchasing Intent Index ranks Townsville as the third most enquired investment location for Chinese buyers – just behind Brisbane and Gold Coast. According to Co-CEO Andrew Taylor, “Townsville offers yields that are much better than is generally available in China, and for offshore buyers who seek single family homes, Townsville offers the opportunity for new construction at a reasonable price.” While Townsville’s largest hurdle is its relatively obscurity amongst the Chinese, this could be remedied by proactive marketing of Townsville by both the Australian property industry and local authorities.