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Property Investment Professionals


NPA Regional Brief

Ballarat is located in the Central Highlands of Victoria, approximately 90 kilometres north west of Melbourne on the Western Freeway and bodes a population of over 110,000 people. Travel to Melbourne is about 75 minutes by either rail or freeway.

With access to Melbourne being key focus for the Victorian Government as regional centres like Ballarat help ease the urban sprawl, more improvements planned to the freeway and rail networks make Ballarat easily commutable for people travelling to and from Melbourne. Further improvements include the Regional Rail Link, a project costing over $5.3 billion which will allow regional trains from Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo to use their own dedicated tracks through the metropolitan system, reducing commute times even further.


Regional Stats

Current Population


Expected Population Growth Into The Future

140,000 (2031)

Median House Price


Current Rental Vacancy


NPA Property Availability


Brief Market Cycle History

Ballarat is experiencing a steady rise in property value, with 16.2% growth in the median sale price over the last 5 years


Craig Whaley - National Head Office
Cheif Executive Officer / Property Investment Consultant

P: 1300 644 970
M: 0412 169 554
E: craig.whaley@npapg.com.au

A young and enthusiastic 22 year old back in 1991, Craig Whaley's involvement with Real Estate Investment spans over 20 years.

Craig is a specialist in helping clients build Property Portfolios and uses his knowledge and expertise to provide clients with both professional services and practical advice.

He has an astute awareness of markets and the economic indicators driving the markets. This ability allows Craig to recommend the most appropriate property types and locations best suited to his client's needs and objectives.

His belief that 50% of the success of property investment is the right property in the right location. The other 50% being an astute awareness of strategy and structures.

With a holistic approach to client service, Craig sees his specialised additional advice given on the mathematical and strategic aspects a contributing factor that stands him apart from Real Estate agents.

This strategy has worked exceedingly well.  Craig was the Number 1 Ray White agent in Queensland for a number of Exclusive Sales for two consecutive years.  No mean feat for an agent in the Townsville Regional Area competing with agents from the dynamic centres of Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Craig's record is second to none.  Armed with his desire to help his clients achieve their goals, he has become an industry leader in his field.

Craig is a full member of the R.E.I.Q. and the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA).

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