Townsville? Troops head north amid housing crisis fears

Hi, I've just read this article - Troops head north amid housing crisis fears

As the other half of a DF member, trying to find housing each time we move is challenging. We either live in a defence house or try and rent privately, and renting with two dogs makes it even more special ;)

Would Townsville be a good place to look for an IP to rent out in the next 12 months? Given that DF members get given rent assistance if they don't have a house for you, surely this will bump up the rents. What does everyone think?

Disclaimer: I'm new and I'm learning :)
According to latest Property Investor mag and also St George study, Gulliver in Townsville is in the Top 100 for API mag and Top 24 for St George.