Closed - Site Settled


Gold Coast Qld


Targeted Equity Growth

8.46% p.a* Targeted distribution upon completion & let-up (paid monthly)

*Subject to confirmation in the Information Memorandum for the offer




Natgen Development Trust ML23

Demand Drivers

Consumers in dense urban areas with reduced storage space are more likely to use self-storage services.

Small to medium businesses (SMEs) are a source of demand for self-storage space. Growth these arrears including e-commerce and trade related businesses often encourages business owners to increase their demand for self-storage space.

A rising number of housing transfers tends to increase consumer demand for short-term self-storage to keep items before transporting them to their new location

With the advent of small-scale internet based B to C distribution businesses, self storage is ideal for their mini warehousing needs

Increased general affluence means households have more physical possessions but less storage areas within the modern home. Self storage can fill this void.

Self storage is a demand driven industry. The visibility of a facility on a busy road is an important factor for occupancy rates.

Development Phase*


Targeted Equity Growth

The Targeted total pre-tax gain in Unit value, net all Trust fees and expenses. This is a target and not a forecast.

Operational Phase* (upon completion & let-up)

Targeted Distribution p.a.
(Paid Monthly)
Year 1
Year 2
Tax Advantaged Component100%100%
Property Location2 Industrial Ave, Molendinar. In the solidly expanding central Gold Coast area, with visibility to Southport-Nerang Road.
Land Purchase Price$4.52 million
Total Development Costs$11.9 million (pre-contingency)
Peak Debt LVR55%
Investor Capital$8 million
Minimum Investment$250,000
Investment VehicleManaged Investment Scheme (for wholesale investors) regulated by ASIC. The Trust holds AFSL 522 835.

* Information in this snapshot is subject to confirmation in the Information Memorandum for the offer

Natgen Development Trust ML23

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We base our decision-making, advice and investment offers on careful measurement and analysis, and combine this with our management experience to arrive at quality solutions.

2 Industrial Avenue, Molendinar QLD

Closed – Site Settled



6th February 2023

7+ Years



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Investment Details

Development Project

A self-storage facility which will consist of a high-specification state-of-the-art self-storage building and surrounding facilities. The building will house is excess of 5,250m of self-storage units and incorporate an office/retail space, parking, security and appropriate landscaping.


The Site is located centrally within the Gold Coast urban area, addressing a major arterial road joining the localities of Southport and Nerang (approximately equidistant to each).

Development Approval

The site is being acquired with an existing development approval for a 4 storey self-storage building as envisaged for this project. The current development approval encompassed the service station at the front of the site, which has already been constructed and is not part of the project under the offer.

Site Location

Population Growth
Queensland Government population growth forecasts indicate growth from 665,515 persons in 2021 to 961,076 persons in 2041 – 44% increase in 20 years. This represents an average of around 30,000 persons per annum growth to the city population. Further, these 2016 Queensland Government population forecasts are expected to be exceeded due to the ‘littoral drift’ caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the expected population boost from the Commonwealth Games to be staged in South-East Queensland during 2032.
Upper Coomera36,510
Hope Island14,243

2016 QLD Treasury population growth forecasts (pre-COVID)

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