hi all not really sure if this of any use to anyone but i recently met a couple from the gold coast here in the uk on holiday and she told me a few different bits of info so thought id share them, nothing too amazing
apparently dont go swimming in the canals or rivers as there are bull sharks that swim up stream and there have been a few attacks
for any nurses there is a new 1000 bed hospital being built on the gold coast corridor due to open in 2 years
prepare yourself for the public transport, she said that compared to here their transport system is years behind us, something to consider for those going to be working in the CBD?
dont get to frustrated if things are not done quickly she says they are very laid back and dont get very stressed
invest in air con in your homes before a pool you will need it! dec, jan, feb are humid and they can find it hard to cope so if you can pick your time of year to land try and do it outside these months.
cars hold their value! they dont think twice about driving the same car for 10 years as the weather doesnt wreck their cars like ours do.
snakes!!! my fear! she reckons your very unlikely to seem them unless your home backs on to bush or your out walking, this applies more to the gold coast where she is as its so built up
also for those on or going to the gold coast in her opinion its very touristy but absolutely stunning and they love queensland and say they wouldnt live anywhere else in the world!!