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Data hub hubbub on property market

  • Data centres to help boost the domestic property market as hub competition soars.
  • Market is forecasted to register a CAGR of 4.5% between 2021-2026.
  • Digital economy contributes 5.1% to Australia?s A$1.88 trillion GDP.

Data centre investment is poised to further ramp up in Australia along with the property market as the land for development in these data hubs carries a premium and competition for space is rife.

As more businesses undergo a digital transformation and adopt cloud computing, there is increasing data centre demand and investment, with Australia emerging as a popular destination, according to research by commercial real estate services company JLL.

Australia?s total GDP is more than A$1.88 trillion (US$1.34 trillion) and with a contribution of 5.1% from the digital economy, the country?s data centre industry is thriving, a Cloudscene report said.

In Australia, the data centre market is forecasted to register a CAGR of about 4.5% during the period between 2021 to 2026, market research firm Mordor Intelligence said.

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the adoption of e-commerce and fintech, fuelled by cloud computing, consumer mobile internet, and a quest for metadata.

In turn, it has highlighted that Australia has a massive need for digital infrastructure to improve connectivity for remote and rural areas.