Exploring property value effects of ferry terminals: Evidence from Brisbane, Australia
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Property value effects of linear river ferries that service multiple stops in cities are under-explored. The Brisbane CityCat, CityHopper and CityFerries combine to form a ferry system with 24 terminals. A Geographically Weighted Regression approach is used to determine property value effects of the system. Cross-sectional property data is used in combination with a set of neighbourhood variables derived from 2011 census data, spatial feature location and transport datasets (roads, busway and train station locations) for the city. The preferred global model had a good fit and showed expected signs for all parameters, showing property prices tended to decline with distance from ferry terminals, when controlling for other variables. For distance, e.g. for every kilometer a location is closer to a ferry terminal leads to an expected price increase of four percent on average, across the study area. The GWR local model also had good fit and suggests property value gains around specific terminals. Visual inspection suggests those locations where more ferry oriented development opportunities have been taken in recent decades are those sites with the greatest positive property value effects. The implications are that land developers are justified in seeking ferry terminals to service their developments.
World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2014
© 2015 Chi-Hong (Patrick) Tsai, Corinne Mulley, Matthew Burke & Barbara Yen. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
Housing Markets, Development, Management