Burleigh Heads Economy
There are many economic costs and benefits of the human development on Burleigh Headland. The cost of Burleigh property when land was first sold was ten pounds per unit. Today the medium house price in Burleigh is $525000 (average over past year). Figure 12 shows the medium house price in Burleigh. The average medium home price in the capital cities of Australia is $475000 while out side the cities the cost is $310000. Burleigh homes are more expensive because of their closeness to the beach as well as the tourist’s attraction of the area, which in turn raises the price of houses. Burleigh sees on average 3115 visitors a day, which is 1,136,975 visitors yearly. The cost if maintaning Burleigh is in the millions. This has huge economic potential as the all of these people need to eat, sleep and be entertained. People spend roughly $10 per capita each visit. This gives Burleigh Heads a value of over 10 million dollars. With this huge opportunity to make money hundreds of shops have opened creating jobs.