Will work be NOR? If not I can suggest baldivis, there are some new estates opening up around a new primary school/high school. PT is good and the beach is only 20 min away. Takes about 30min to the city outside of peak hour, we go about once a month.
They are expanding the local shopping center too at the moment it has a coles and a handful of small shops with doctors, chemist, dentist. The next largest shops is about 15-20min away.