Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast are set to join Sydney as strong markets in terms of demand for residential land, though Melbourne and Adelaide are slated to see more modest growth and the market in Perth is set to soften considerably, according to the latest forecasts.

In its Outlook for Residential Land 2014:2019 report, industry research firm BIS Shrapnel said the volume of new residential lots produced within the Sydney metropolitan area would rise from around 5,500 over 2012/13 and 2013/14 to a peak of 9,000 in 2016/17 and would average 8,100 over the five years…