Build your own future in Slacks Creek

Home to the largest IKEA in Queensland, this Logan suburb offers families a DIY lifestyle that blends affordability with convenience.

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Slacks Creek is one of the suburbs listed in Smart Property Investment’s FAST 50 report for 2025, which launched in February 2024.

The report and ranking drew on the insights of a 12-strong investment expert panel and recent housing performance data drawn from open-source data, and aims to give unparalleled insights into the Australian suburbs that are set for future growth.

Located in the bustling Brisbane region of Logan, Slacks Creek is a cheap, down-to-earth suburb where a three-bedroom family home can still be snapped up for $500,000.

Like its neighbours, the suburb of Slacks Creek is dominated by young people in their 20s and 30s.

Older brick and weatherboard homes sit comfortably on generous backyard blocks, giving residents a taste of old-school Australiana.

Over the years, Slacks Creek has lived many lives: from historic fishing grounds, to cattle run, to macadamia farm, to World War II army camp. The suburb got its name from John and William Slack, a father-and-son pair of cattle farmers who called the area home back in the 1840s.

Today, Slacks Creek is on the brink of a wealth of new developments that will support a stream of newcomers over the decades to come.

By 2036, the City of Logan is forecast to be home to over 500,000 people, making it the fastest growing region in the state over the next 20 years.

A $1.2 billion infrastructure deal is set to deliver essential infrastructure to a nearby population corridor, including upgrades to 170 kilometres of council roads, water supply and wastewater infrastructure, and two new schools.

Logan Hospital is undergoing a $460.9 million revitalisation project, while the Pacific Motorway (M1) that adjoins Slacks Creek is awaiting a $749 million upgrade.

Climate change is another challenge that Logan council is setting their sights on. As flood events grow increasingly severe, the council is preparing a new 2025 area plan that aims to improve management and response to flooding, alongside a range of other planning changes.

Despite the vast array of changes coming to the region, Slacks Creek still offers investors excellent value for money.

Demand is strong, with most homes staying on the market for no more than 26 days, and two-bedroom homes can still be bought for prices in the mid-$300,000s.

With double-digit growth and strong future prospects, Slacks Creek offers strong options for forward-thinking owners and investors.

Check out the full FAST 50 2025 report here.

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