Jindalee Welcomes 14th ‘Hello Harry’ Burger Franchise Store in Australia

Did you know that DFO Jindalee is now home to the 14th Australian franchise of Hello Harry, a growing chain of burger joints that started in the coastal town of Maroochydore nearly eight years ago?



In late November 2021, Hello Harry opened its doors to Jindalee locals and the rest of Brisbane’s south-western residents at the recently renovated shopping centre.

Known for its “no fluff or fuss” menu and “funky & fun” dining environment, the burger joint offers carefully hand-rolled patties with locally-sourced ingredients for its fillings and side dishes.

Jay and Inga Robinson manage the Jindalee franchise and they hope to grow the market of burger lovers who enjoy freshly-made burgers in-house with local produce. However, Tony Kelly is the mastermind behind Hello Harry’s first store in the Sunshine Coast. He and his partners have a simple idea for their eatery — good burgers with good ingredients but made promptly upon order.

All Hello Harry outlets across Australia carry a standard menu with the Dirty Harry burgers as the crowd favourite. This meal is made of double beef patties, grilled chicken, double cheese, crispy bacon, pickles, American mustard, house tomato jam, and mayo. 

Vegan and vegetarians are not left out since the burger joint also offers four kinds of plant-based burgers. 

Hello Harry Jindalee
Photo Credit: HelloHarry/Facebook
Hello Harry Jindalee
Photo Credit: HelloHarry.com.au

Hello Harry also runs a loyalty program, with a free sign-up, that allows members to earn points for discounts, freebies, and other privileges each time they dine at any of the outlets. 

Follow the restaurant on Facebook for updates.



Had a great meal here after the gym. Tried the naked chicken burger, and it did not disappoint. A generous serving of salad with avocado as the base made for a wholesome meal that was not heavy.

Julieann Ramsey

Can’t get a better burger than from here. Meat is super tasty and perfectly cooked, egg runny and bun just right. Service was also top-notch.

Nik Gresshoff

Great burger place. Offers a good variety of burgers. Their chips are amazing. Already a family favourite. There’s quite a bit of seating if you want to dine in. Staff are lovely.

Huong Nguyen

Strong Fundamentals Drive Double-Digit Growth in Jindalee Property Market

Jindalee house prices continue to climb, with the median increasing by double-digit percentages for the period covering October 2020 to September 2021, as strong fundamentals and interstate migration continue to drive the property market boom in suburbs all across the River City.


Highlights

  • Jindalee’s property market climbed by 13.27 per cent from October 2020 to September 2021 compared to the same period in the previous year.
  • The median house price has risen to $700,000 from $618,000 with most market listings racking up sales after 28 days in the market. 
  • 105 houses sold for this period with most buyers opting for three-bedroom homes in a tightly-held market.

House Price Growth

For the 12-month period ending September 2021, Jindalee experienced a 13.27 per cent growth compared to last year, with the median house price pegged at $700,000, per figures from Property Market Updates. Interest in the market has been brisk with house listings staying at an average of 28 days on market. 

More buyers are discovering that they’re getting their money’s worth by investing in properties on Brisbane’s western corridor, where the houses stand on bigger blocks of land for a more affordable price compared to other locations, including the inner cities. 

Photo Credit: Property Market Updates

There were 105 properties sold from October 2020 to September 2021 with most buyers picking out three-bedroom properties (56), while eight five-bedroom houses with a median house price of $895,500 found new owners, who are mostly upsizers on to their second or third home. 



About Jindalee

The riverside suburb 15 kilometres southwest of Brisbane City is part of six new suburbs developed for the Centenary estates. Jindalee came from the aboriginal word that means “bare hills.” 

Due to its proximity to the Brisbane River, Jindalee has been through some of the worst floodings in Brisbane. Yet the suburb is still one of the most desirable residential locations for families who want their children to grow in a peaceful environment with the earth’s natural beauty as their main playground. 

Photo Credit: Google Maps

Because Jindalee is close to good and reputable schools, parents with school-aged kids prefer to live in this suburb as it’s nicely tucked within the catchment areas. Most families who buy a property here tend to stay longer thus competition among investors is tight. However, due to its uneven high and flat grounds, the houses in the low-lying areas are more at risk for flood damage. 

For recreation, dining and shopping, Jindalee has the revitalised DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) and the nine-hole Jindalee Golf Club where many community events take place.



“Very accessible to both schools for my kids, has very good shops and has many sports clubs for all the different sports my kids have wanted to try out.”

jimb23

“You’ve got a very nice set of shops on the west, endless shopping on the east, and a very long bikeway/path for those inclined to exercise. It’s very safe as is evidenced by dry neighbourhood watch report that comes out quarterly and rarely reports anything apart from some low level break-ins with little stolen. There’s a police station, plenty of parkland, good cafes, restaurants, doctors, pharmacies, swimming pools, fuel stations, and of course the highway going north and south. Superb spot.”

Benpower

“This is without doubt the best suburb in Brisbane, considering I have rented and lived in ten + over the years. Just brilliant in so many ways.”

Mazta

Jindalee Property Market Triples Its Growth in 12 Months

Lifestyle changes and migration from interstate or overseas have driven house prices in Brisbane to record-high numbers, with the property market in Jindalee tripling its growth from 7.11 percent to 21.4 percent within the 12-month period from July 2020 to June 2021.



Latest data from Property Market Updates shows that Jindalee’s median house price increased from $640,000 to $784,000 in 12 months, with the highest sale closing at $1.68 million.

Prior to the pandemic, Jindalee’s median house price was at $587,500 (July 2018 to June 2019) and $597,500 (July 2019 to June 2020).


Highlights

  • The Jindalee property market posted a 21.4 percent growth from July 2020 to June 2021.
  • The median house price increased from $640,000 to $784,000. The median unit price went from $505,250 to $567,500 for the same period.
  • Three Jindalee houses sold above the $1-million mark from April to July 2021. 

About 105 properties were sold in the first quarter and 28 in the second quarter, as house listings stayed on the market for 25 to 31 days. Inventory in the $580,000 to $940,000 range moved faster, spending an average of 19 days on the market.  

Unit Price Growth 

Meanwhile, unit sales in Jindalee exhibited a 12.32 percent growth in the 12-month period ending June 2021. The median price for units was at $567,500 in June 2021, up from $505,250 in June 2020. Some 10 units were sold during the same period, with the highest sale closing at $735,000.



Steady Rise After the 2011 Floods

Brisbane River in flood at Jindalee at the Centenary Bridge, 2011
Photo Credit: Flickr/Martin Shaw

The years since the devastation wrought by the 2011 floods have seen Jindalee recover steadily.

Just two years after the floods, house prices in the suburb started to rise, a trend that hasn’t stopped despite the coronavirus pandemic.  

An investment opportunity after the 2011 floods.
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Although prices dropped by as much as 10 percent for houses with severe flood damage, many savvy and educated buyers saw an opportunity for investment, backing up their purchases with insurance premiums to cover their risk.  

Kooringal Rd & Burrendah Rd during the 2011 floods.
Photo Credit: Geoff Shera
Kooringal Rd & Burrendah Rd, February 2021.
Photo Credit: Google Maps

Jindalee’s steady recovery is a strong indication of continued buyer confidence in the suburb’s liveability.

About Jindalee

Statistics from Experian Australia show that older couples and families make up the largest percentage of people living in Jindalee. The suburb is also slowly attracting a throng of professionals who want to set their roots in a place with plenty of parklands, dog off-leash areas, public swimming pools, and a very long bikeway, all for less the cost it would take to buy a house or unit in Paddington or Indooroopilly.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Jindalee Neighbourhood Watch

Though lacking in bars or nightlife, Jindalee has a growing cafe culture for professionals and adults, as well as a good number of good primary and secondary schools. A reliable Neighbourhood Watch group also helps keep the community safe.

Photo Credit: DFO Jindalee

The boat ramp and the shopping centres are popular neighbourhood hubs, along with the newly-opened DFO Jindalee within the Reading Cinemas complex.

DFO Jindalee Stage 2 Completed with 60 Retailers, New Cinema and Fresh Markets

Residents of the suburbs around Centenary have a new and convenient lifestyle precinct to regularly visit as the second stage of DFO Jindalee has been completed. 

On Boxing Day, DFO Jindalee marked the completion with the opening of the six-theatre, state-of-the-art leisure site, Reading Cinemas. It’s the first cinema complex to open in the suburbs in 60 years.



The expansive movie house features a TITAN LUXE cinema with immersive Dolby Atmos surround sound, a reclining option on every seat in every auditorium facing a 23m screen, wider platforms throughout the cinemas for added customer comfort, and a bar and lounge area.

Reading Cinemas is the wonderful trimming complementing the cafes and restaurants at DFO Jindalee’s dining precinct and a suitable segue for shoppers at the retail sites, who might want a few hours of respite at the movies.

“DFO Jindalee was originally created to focus on outlet shopping, but this redevelopment has improved the centre to deliver premium leisure, sports and fashion brand outlets, plus an entertainment and dining precinct that will offer so much more to the customers who travel as far away as Toowoomba to regularly visit and shop,” Development spokesperson Michael Tree, Director of Asset Management for Trident Advisory Group, said. 

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“Stage 2 will complete the centre with the new Reading Cinemas complex; new lighting and skylights over a simplified floor plan and redirected shopping flow; the first fresh food retailer at the centre in Amazons Family Fresh Markets; plus a new dining precinct with fresh external green space/landscaping; to result in 60 specialty and dining retailers plus four major retailers (Nike, Goodlife, BCF and Reading Cinemas) and over 900 car parks.“

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In early 2021, DFO Jindalee is set to open Yiros Shop, whilst a few more cafes and restaurants will fill up the remaining leases. As of January this year, the shopping centre has some of these fully-operational establishments:

  • Adidas
  • Amazons Family Fresh Markets
  • ASICS
  • BCF
  • Bendon
  • Billabong
  • Bonds
  • Connor
  • Converse
  • Goodlife
  • itradegolf
  • Jaqui E
  • Jay Jays
  • Kaisercraft
  • Kathmandu
  • Nike
  • Novo
  • Oakley
  • Off the Pallet
  • Puma
  • Reading Cinemas
  • Rivers
  • Rockwear
  • Sketchers
  • Standbags
  • Tarocash
  • Vape Cloud & Lotto
Photo Credit: Supplied

More establishments will be finalised and announced in the coming months. 



Score Great Deals at the New Amazons Family Fresh Markets in Jindalee

A new fruit and vegetable store has opened at the redeveloped DFO Jindalee site this summer and it’s named after a popular water park that used to be on the property. Amazons Family Fresh Markets is a 650 square metre supermarket offering heaps of fresh produce and pantry staples at reasonable prices.

Led by General Manager Nick Koutsis, the store officially started trading on 10 Dec 2020 with truckloads of fresh food and a selected range of grocery items. It’s open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days a week.



“I was down Coffee Club and saw people walking out with fruit and veg,” one local said a few days following the store’s opening day. “I didn’t know any fruit mart.”

In the 1980s, this site near the Amazons Place Park was known as the Amazing Amazon’s Waterpark, which was frequented by families and groups, especially during the summer. 

In 2001, however, the theme park was turned into the Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) that didn’t quite live up to the expectations of the residents until the Wen family took over a few years ago.

Along with the Amazons Family Fresh Markets, DFO Jindalee has retailers like Adidas and Nike, as well as the new six-screen Reading Cinemas, which opened on Boxing Day. 



For updates on Amazons Family Fresh Markets amazing deals, follow their Facebook page

Reading Cinemas to Open Most Advanced Complex in Jindalee

For the past six decades, Centenary locals have driven to neighbouring suburbs like Indooroopilly, Graceville or Redbank for movie time as there hasn’t been any cinema opening in this part of the suburban westside. That will soon change when Reading Cinemas opens on Boxing Day in Jindalee!

Dubbed the most advanced cinema complex in Australia, Reading Cinemas in Jindalee will be the very first movie house in Queensland to feature fully reclining seats in every auditorium.  



The Jindalee cinema site, found inside the redeveloped DFO property, will have six screens, the latest digital projection equipment, and reclining seats that will make the viewing experience a lot more enjoyable.  

The premium cinema seats deliver options for food and drinks to be ordered once the moviegoers are seated inside the theatre. 

Photo Credit: Facebook

Mark Douglas, the managing director of Reading Australia, said that they are proud to open this new site despite a disruptive time, as going to the movies allows for some bonding time with friends and families.  



Interested movie watchers may now book tickets online for Wonder Woman 1984, which will screen on Boxing Day, along with Superintelligence, The Croods: A New Age and The Witches.

For updates on Reading Cinemas Jindalee, follow their Facebook page

Centenary Highway Traffic Flow Back to Normal After Sewer Main Burst

The Sinnamon Rd onramp and all inbound lanes of the Centenary Highway have reopened, after the completion of repairs to a burst sewer pipe and related road restoration works.

Northbound traffic on the Centenary Highway had been reduced to one lane for two days, after a sewer main burst that resulted in a sinkhole in Jindalee. One inbound lane of the highway was reopened at around 9:00 a.m. of 7 February. The Sinnamon Road onramp was opened at 7:00 a.m. although diversions remained in place until the road restoration works were completed before midday of 8 February.

In a statement, Urban Utilities revealed that the Jindalee repair is a complex job as it involves a large pipe under the medium strip, 7.1 metres below the ground.

Despite the ongoing repairs, Urban Utilities said that there is no interruption to sewerage services and that customers can continue to use their toilets and showers as normal.

“We’re managing flows by diverting wastewater through other local sewer pipes and are supporting the network with tankering.”

Overnight torrential rains may have contributed to the sewer main burst beneath the Centenary Highway, although authorities are also looking into other possible causes to help prevent similar instances from occurring in the future.



Sundayz Market In Jindalee Starts 2020 With More Amazing Bargains

What do you do to nip a boring, lazy Sunday in the bud? Here’s a suggestion that could potentially become the highlight of your weekend — why not visit the Sundayz Market at The Jindalee Hotel? 

On the 2nd of February 2020, the Sundayz Market is kicking off the year with more bargains, old favourites and new finds. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Sundayz Market is where you can score some amazing arts and crafts items, fresh produce, plants, and heaps of gift items for yourself, your family and your friends.



This family-friendly boutique market boasts of premium local traders, artisans and creatives. 

Nazy Facepainting

Nazy and her team do face art, body painting, temporary tattoos, pregnancy belly art and other designs for all ages and backgrounds. They’re a hit at parties and events and they will be returning to the Sundayz Market at the kickoff.

Photo Credit: Nazy Facepainting/Facebook

Jo’s Handmade Treasures

Jo will be selling special crocheted Super K (Koala) stuff toys to help raise funds for WIRES. Her adorable creations come with a removable cape and mask. 

Stomping Elephants Brisbane South

If you’re crazy over accessories, buttons, pins and knick-knacks, look for the Stomping Elephants Brisbane South for some uniquely designed pieces. Their items are all handmade and fitted with hypoallergenic surgical steel.

Photo Credit: Stomping Elephants Brisbane South/Facebook


Carmi’s Creations

A new addition to the Sundayz Market, Carmi’s Creations delivers gorgeous quality succulents and garden decorations. This up-and-coming business has a really talented person behind it — a great reason to support local! 

Photo Credit: Carmi’s Creation/Facebook

In addition to shopping, you’ll be able to try delightful food trends as stalls serving food like burgers, grills, pizza, sandwiches, as well as gluten-free options, will be setting up at the Sundayz Market. Some buskers are also going to provide music and entertainment whilst you shop. 

Seniors can avail of their 20 percent benefit if they present their card upon payment. 

Sundayz Market happens every first Sunday of the month. For interested stallholders on succeeding market day, send an email to sundayzmarkets@gmail.com for inquiries. 

Jindalee and Westlake are Big Winners at 2019 4KQ Christmas Lights Contest

If you’re planning on going around West Brisbane to see some of the best Christmas light displays, then you shouldn’t skip a visit around the neighbourhoods in Jindalee and Westlake. Every year, residents from these suburbs set up the most colourful, impressive and magical Christmas display that it’s no surprise Jindalee and Westlake were big winners of this year’s 4KQ contest.

2019 Best Lights Display in West Brisbane

The annual 4KQ contest cited the house of Shane & Debbie Horswill at 20 Curragundi Road in Jindalee as the Best Display in West Brisbane for 2019. The Horswills are not first-timers in this competition as they also won the People’s Choice Award in 2018. Incidentally, the family is also vying for the same recognition this year, which is awarded by 7News. You may vote for the Horswills online

2019 Best Neighbourhood Display

Meanwhile, a number of houses on Everard Street in Westlake were also big winners for the overall Best Neighbourhood Display. According to realestate.com.au, Everard Street is a popular strip for weekend cyclists. For years, however, Everard Street turns into a Christmas Wonderland filled with astounding light displays. 



Here are the complete names and addresses of the 2019 4KQ Contest Winners from Jindalee and Westlake:

WHOWHEREAWARD
Shane & Debbie Horswill20 Curragundi Road, JindaleeBest Lights Display – West
Ian Wright18 Mankinna Street, JindaleeJudges Commendations
Shaun McFadder28 Raeside Street, Westlake Judges Commendations
Timothy Evans2 Gillen Close, WestlakeWinner Neighbourhood
Westlake Wonderland
Riley Mackenzie18 Everard Street, WestlakeWinner Neighbourhood
Westlake Wonderland
Laurence Cole17 Everard Street, WestlakeWinner Neighbourhood
Westlake Wonderland
John Milner16 Everard Street, WestlakeWinner Neighbourhood
Westlake Wonderland
Jeannette Watson21 Everard Street, WestlakeWinner Neighbourhood
Westlake Wonderland
Dannielle Robson20 Everard Street, WestlakeWinner Neighbourhood
Westlake Wonderland
Reid Moran14 Everard Street, WestlakeWinner Neighbourhood
Westlake Wonderland

Christmas Lights Tour Bus

You can still view these Christmas lights display by joining the tour bus organised by Brisbane City Council. Secure the tickets online and then head to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (Stop C) before 7:00 p.m. The Christmas Lights tour bus will be servicing the public until the 20th of Dec. 2019. 

If the tour bus isn’t the best option and you’d rather arrange your own trip, download these resources below to map out your drive carefully. These includes all the other participants and winners of the 2019 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition: 

The displays may be viewed from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. until Christmas eve.



What to Expect from the Jindalee Village Precinct Project

Locals will soon enjoy a more vibrant neighbourhood shopping precinct on Curragundi Road, Jindalee now that the construction for the Jindalee Village Precinct Project is ongoing and nearing its completion.

With the Jindalee Village Precinct Project, there will be a realignment of existing pedestrian crossings, adding cautionary tactile paving to existing kerb ramps where possible and reconstructing existing ramps to improve accessibility.

There will also be upgrades to the footpath for improved accessibility, maintenance and visual amenity. Residents would also see more trees, that will provide shade in the area whilst improving the precinct’s visual and physical amenity.

Other improvements include ground cover plantings to new and existing garden beds, standard street furniture and unique seating.



Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the delivery of new street furniture such as seating, bins, bike racks and drinking fountains as well as upgrading footpaths can dramatically change the accessibility and feel of a local shopping street.

“Combine that with new trees and gardens, public art and community events and a suburban shopping street can be transformed into a popular and welcoming high street for residents and visitors to enjoy,” Cr Quirk said.

The Brisbane City Council worked with local residents and business owners through a project launch to find out what they want and the amenities they need for their local area.

The BCC committed $450,000 to the improvement project which aims to enhance the amenity, connectivity and safety for locals and residents, contribute to and encourage local economic development and the community’s sense of place at the neighbourhood centre.

“We have already seen significant improvements to the public realms at Chermside and New Farm and now Council is getting on with creating liveable places and welcoming neighbourhood centres for the local community and visitors to enjoy elsewhere across the city,” Cr Quirk added.

Depending on weather and site conditions, the construction for the Jindalee Village Precinct Project should be complete by April 2019.

The Council said local residents and businesses will be invited to an activation event to celebrate the completion of the project and also promote the upgraded neighbourhood centre. More information will be provided in the coming months.