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  1. Hi iv been living in the sutherland shire for a yr now and have made a few friends but would be nice to meet people more my age (25) that i can go drinking with and just have a laugh with.
  2. Hi , we are moving over by March 2012 . I am looking at catholic schools around the shire area (caringbah /miranda/ sylvania)and possibly the hills areas. We have a Boy age 9 born 04/2002 and Girl 7 born 06/2004 and as they are currently attending a Cofe school here i wanted them to attend a catholic school over there. Does anyone know what chances there are off getting them a catholic school place mid term next year? I know our local uk church school is full and the waiting list is extensive but thought as you have to pay for the church schools there maybe there would be places or is that being optomistic?:smile: Could anyone also advice what school year they would be in ?? I think eldest would be year 5 on arrival and youngest year 3 is that correct?? My youngest is nearly 3 born 12/2008 could anyone tell me when she would be due to start kindergarden? And again what the waiting lists are like for preschools over there?? Thanks in advance for any help (finding it hard to get my head round their schools ):biggrin: Mandy
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    Cost of Living Buloke Shire, Vic

    Hi all; can anyone help? I am coming over to Aus and will be residing in Donald for six months (if all goes well will be moving to Geelong after this period) and have no idea about costs. I will be getting a initial salary of $82,000 and subsidised rent (it will cost me $90 p/w) but have no idea if this is enough. I still need to send home around $300 p/w to keep things running in the UK until I get my probationary period over with. I will not be living too extravagant but would like to go for a few beers two or three times a week and maybe the odd round of golf. Any help with food costs, utilities, the price of a scooner etc would be much appreciated.
  4. Hi guys,we are moving back to London and we are looking for someone to take over our rental from mid september to mid January. We are in Sutherland,very close to the train station. If anyone is looking for a short term rental please PM me and I will give you more details. Also I am selling some furniture and white goods all 5 months old,again PM me for more details
  5. My Husband and I are moving to Sydney with our daughter and 2 dogs 1st week in Sept. We need a house due to the dogs,(small westie and springer spaniel) would like it fully furnished for approx 12 weeks whilst we sort out a school and wait for household shipping to arrive. We need the Sutherland shire area, preferably Miranda, Sutherland or Kirrawee. Any ideas? All advice gratefully appreciated:biggrin:
  6. Hi Me and my husband currently live in Kingsgrove 31 and 33 years old. We are looking to meet up with other couples in St. George /Sutherland Shire for lunch, dinner or a drink at the pub! Or if any ladies would like to meet up for lunch or coffee on Saturdays please get in touch! My husband works a lot of saturdays so it can get a tad lonely.
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    Shire of Waroona

    We have a possible job offer here....just waiting to hear if they will do a 457 sponsorship. What sort of areas could we live in - are all the suburbs like Secret Harbour etc too far away? I would like to live in a family friendly modern suburb. We had been looking at another area and this has come out of the blue for us so not really sure about Waroona area. Also i wonder how far a salary of $125k would go for a family of 4. We currently live in the South East UK so wondering if cost of living is on a par... I don't know i keep trawling PIO and get so much conflicting advice!:err:
  8. July 2010 Joondalup Shire WA, passed a law, NO SHORT TERM ACCOMODATION UNDER 3 MONTHS. No other councils have taken this president as yet. We have a holiday home in mullaloo ,and have had for 3 years.We were served a notice ,Cease trading within 28 days or pay up to $50000 fine $5000 a day.We are at present discussing with the council, trying to honour our booking which were taken before this law came in. PLEASE WE NEED PEOPLE POWER to over turn this ludicrous decision which has been done with very little thought of the damage it will do to businesses, tourism and everyday householders who are trying to supplement their super. Please write your concerns to the mayor of joondalup Troy Pickard and cc to the other councilors.
  9. Somerville I have lived in Somerville for over twenty years and seen it grow from a village to a small town. There are about four thousand people living in Somerville and about ten thousand live around about on small acreage and larger farms and horse studs. Somerville was originally a centre of the Apple growing agri industry and so was Tyabb which is six kilometres south. A lot of the elderly residents are farmers and orchadists from the area who have moved into the town on retirement. Old well known families still live in the area so that says something about it. Somerville is eleven kilometres from Hastings, Mornington, and Frankston and not far from Baxter, Mount Eliza and Pearcedale. Pearcedale residents shop in Somerville and it has the same post code. The attraction of Somerville is the access to major arterial roads with ease which Mornington and other areas do not have. Its five minutes from the Westerport Highway which runs into Dandeong. Ten minutes from Moorooduc Highway which joins the Frankston Freeway and therefore its better for commuting. Also there are back routes one can take. Schools. 2 state primary schools Catholic primary school State high school to year 10 but there are hopes to go to year 12. It’s a new school and the architecture is very much in keeping with the environment. A wetland has been created for the school . 2 child minding centrs. 2 kindergartens Private schools in easy vicinity say 10 minutes away. Woodleigh at Baxter Flinders College at Tyabb Buses also collect children from Somerville who attend: Padua Catholic College Mornington Mornington State College Westernport State College Hastings Mount Erin Secondary College Other private schools which children attend from Somerville 10 – 15 minutes away Toorak College Mount Eliza Peninsula School Mount Eliza Bayside Christian College St Johns Catholic College in Frankston is also popular. Other State Colleges – Mount Eliza Secondary Dame Elizabeth Murdoch College – Langwarrin Shopping There is a village shopping centre on the eastern side of Frankston Flinders Road. Shops include Ritchies Supermarket, Butcher, two Bakers, two hairdressers, fruit shop, Ladies clothes shop (which is popular). Coffe shop. National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank. Take away shops, florist and cards. Aldi is being built nearby. Somerville Plaza Shopping Centre Safeway, Discount Chemist, Optician, ANZ Bank, Westpac ATM, CBA ATM, Newspaper shop. Chinese Restaurant, Subway, Charcoal Chicken. Fresh chicken shop, butcher, surf shop, coffee bar, dry cleaners, pet shop, noodle bar, Photographic shop, Womens clothes shops, subway, pizza. Large timber and hardware store. Centro Shopping Centre Coles Supermarket, Rivers, Reject Shop, Target, Westpac Bank, Best and Less. Book Shop, coffee bar, chemist. Small shops. Doctors Dentists and others There are a lot of doctors in Somerville. There are two dentists, two opticians, podiatrists, physiotherapists, chiropractor, Xray and ultrasound clinic. Vet clinic is very good and part of the Westernport Vet practice. Housing: A lot of the smaller houses are now rental properties but first home buyers are buying these as they are on larger blocks of land and being cheaper they are good for refurbishment. Larger new homes are also available but more expensive. There is still some land for sale in Somerville and a subdivision is going in opposite the new Centro Shopping Centre. Everything is walking distance in Somerville if you live in the township. Somerville zoning is restricted and it is ringed by small acreage then a bit larger acreage and then farms. It will not be rezoned as it is green wedge. Acreage properties like mine have no sewer and are on septic (with the drought this is a godsend) Broadband ADSL2 is available within the township boundaries of Somerville. Who lives in the area. Horsey people many many. Professionals, business owners, trades people. Ordinary people. Lots of retired people. There is a retirement village in Somerville Sporting facilities Basketball, Netball, Footy club, cricket club, tennis club. Community house provides lots of things for people to do Library is here Transport Train – we have the train it runs to Frankston and then people get the train to the city for work. Buses also run intermittently with the train service. We have a pub and its popular has meals etc. The Indian Restaurant has been around for many many years and the owners own a winery and their wine is very nice. It used to be in Frankston but moved to Somerville some time ago and all its following still go there. We have gone to this restaurant for over 20 years now. Chinese restaurants there are 2 and I must admit we do not go to them. Thai restaurant is opening in the new complex. Pub has meals and my son says they are ok but we prefer Baxter Tavern We have a graffiti problem at the moment but it seems to be quite universal as there is just not enough deterrent for people and all over the Peninsula is affected. There is a gym and swimming pool in Somerville. Other businesses around are mechanical, panel beaters, kitchen designers, garden centre, plumbing, saddlery, Pets warehouse, solicitors, accountants, and lots of others.
  10. hi I am new here! We are moving to Sydney for my husbands work in July and need to find somewhere safe and quiet for our kids to go to school and live. Looking about online I liked the look of Bargo and Tahmoor. Is this a nice area? We are not looking for anywhere with loads of nightlife just a couple of supermarkets,parks, good schools etc. We currently live in the countryside so we are used to the quiet! My husband will be working central Sydney and is used to travelling at least an hour to work. Any help would be great thanks
  11. My partner Kim and I have found full time work in Sydney and have been flitting between friends house's, north and south for a couple of months. Before that we were living with Kim's parents in Melbourne. We are now desparate to locate a three or four bed house, with garden, in Sutherland Shire district and have full bond and a couple of months rent available upfront. Happy to pay up to c.$600 or $650 pw for the right property We have a well dehaved dog also (she can live outdoors, that's the dog, not Kim), but no kids. Seeking decent accommodation and hoping to move in quickly. Can anyone suggest anything other than the norm, i.e. the usual real estate agents ? Or do you know of someone that is looking to exit a lease that we can take over ? Or has a spare house or two and wants to rent one out ? lol Also, can anyone recommend any short term stays aside from rental in that area, just as a very short term measure ? many thanks !!!! Dave :err:
  12. Hey guys, i'm living in South Sydney and would like to meet some fellow Brits here. I initially moved here 2 years ago with my Aussie boyfriend. I have just come back to Sydney after spending 6 months back in England due to homesickness. All my mates here are Aussie and whilst I love them all, I miss being around English people. If any of you are interested in having another Brit as a mate, you can email me on emmabrit1978@yahoo.com Emma x
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    Northernn Beaches V's Shire

    My wife daughter and I moved to Sydney in Jan. Our decision was to move to Cronulla as it ticked the boxes of commute to the city and beach. Only thing is we didnt make friends in Cronulla in the 6 months we were there! We had posted on here and other sites but only people much older then us (we are early 30's) replied. Our next move was for better housing near our new jobs and we moved slightly west to the Oatley area, same problem with friends. Its not easy making friends with locals. My theory is that most people have all the friends they need by 30 and after that its hard, especially for a bloke. So poms are our best bet. We have always had a grass is greener perception of the northern beaches and how easy it might be to meet people up there. We are now having another baby (all being well) and our lease is up in jan. I would consider the commute of say Balgowlah to Padstow (1hour according to google maps) for work if we could make good friends but is the grass greener? Have people in the north shore, northern beaches found it easy to make friends? Dose anyone do a commute from the north to the west? Dose anyone have any similar experience/advise? We really dont want to keep moving around especially with a new baby.
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    Northern Beaches Vs Shire

    My wife daughter and I moved to Sydney in Jan. Our decision was to move to Cronulla as it ticked the boxes of commute to the city and beach. Only thing is we didnt make friends in Cronulla in the 6 months we were there! We had posted on here and other sites but only people much older then us (we are early 30's) replied. Our next move was for better housing near our new jobs and we moved slightly west to the Oatley area, same problem with friends. Its not easy making friends with locals. My theory is that most people have all the friends they need by 30 and after that its hard, especially for a bloke. So poms are our best bet. We have always had a grass is greener perception of the northern beaches and how easy it might be to meet people up there. We are now having another baby (all being well) and our lease is up in jan. I would consider the commute of say Balgowlah to Padstow (1hour according to google maps) for work if we could make good friends but is the grass greener? Have people in the north shore, northern beaches found it easy to make friends? Dose anyone do a commute from the north to the west? Dose anyone have any similar experience/advise? We really dont want to keep moving around especially with a new baby.
  15. Hey Im looking for four ladies to make up a five aside netball team, to play in Miranda on a weekly basis. All levels are welcome - its more for fun and the excuse for a few beers afterwards ! Look forward to hearing from anyone whos interested :smile:
  16. We are coming over for our validation trip in July/August and plan to spend some of our time wandering around suburbs looking for the right one for us, but I am hoping to be able to short-list some likely suburbs before we get there so that we can make best use of our time. Financially it looks like we will be heading for the Hills district, or the Shire. I have been following the "which suburb" thread with interest but don't want to hijack it, so here I am with my new thread! My preference would be for the Shire, so I am looking for some more specific info please. For instance, could anyone let me know which areas are "better" and which ones should be avoided? I can see that it is nearer the coast, but are there actually beaches there? Does anyone know if there are any areas where dogs can be walked off lead? Either on beach or in park? What secondary schools would be good for our 12 year old son? He is a bright, academic but not very sporty lad. I am not sure if we could afford private. What areas are better/worse for the commute to CBD? I probably have loads more questions, but can't think of them just now. Any other local insights would be very much appreciated.
  17. Bittern is a suburb on the Westernport side of the Peninsula and its a very pretty area. There are lots of houses on one and two acre blocks, quarter acre blocks and smaller ones. A shopping centre is being erected in Bittern. The Stony Point line train goes to Bittern so people can travel to Frankston and change trains for the CBD. People of Bittern love their area are very community minded and involved in the area. Here is a link to services http://www.communityguide.com.au/suburb.cfm?/bittern-3918/ The suburb is closest to Somers Beach and Balnarring Beach and both of the beaches are quite popular although mostly locals and those in the know go to them. Close to the vineyards and Red Hill and horse riding and walking trails. Bike path to Somers which is popular. Westernport area tends to be quite a settled area with long term residents and their families which go back generations.
  18. Hastings, Victoria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hastings is a small town on the Peninsula and was home to most of the navy personnel from the Cerberus Naval Base years ago hence there is government housing around the town which is now in private hands. It has a good shopping centre including the staples like large Coles store, Safeway, a large independent supermarket, KMart, Not Quite Right, Mitre Ten large store, several butchers, fish shop, dog grooming parlour, lots of hairdressers, opticians, solicitors, a lovely library very modern. Accountants, vets, chiropracter all services are readily available in Hastings. It has an industrial area as well with many medium size and small businesses. Hastings has and is being gentrified now with most of the land overlooking Westernport having upmarket new housing. There are several new estates in Hastings and the land is relatively cheap and people are moving there and building nice homes. There is acreage land around also. Hastings port is being developed as a second port for Melbourne and the work on this is supposed to be finished by 2030. Hence a lot of rural land around Hastings is now zoned for port use. So if anyone wanted to buy rural land they would need to check this out. The park on the foreshore is lovely and very very popular with people. Hastings is home now to many retired people as its flat and easy for people to get around. Lots of new units have been erected there. in fact my mum lives there having moved there because it was too hilly for her in Frankston due to her heart condition. She is very happy there. She can get out every day and she will be ninety in April. There is a boardwalk across the bay to Crip Point and its a nice walk or ride on the bike. The bike paths around Hastings and Westernport in General are very good and people can cycle to Bittern, Somers, Balnarriing and the other way to Tyabb and Somerville. They have a farmers market in Hastings. All the churches are represented there. Restaurants, Thai, Chinese, Indian and many cafes, Pub Westernport Hotel, Kings Creek Hotel, the Marina has a nice restaurant as well. Take aways plenty of take away shops. There is an estate of public housing in Hastings West Park and a lot of these homes are now privately owned. Public Housing no longer builds estates it spot buys land in subdivisions and builds amongst new housing and also spot buys apartments in inner city areas as well. Travel for work Dandenong, Moorabbin, Frankston, Springvale anywhere south on the Eastern link. Doctors area problem though as their lists are full presently although they have new doctors coming to the area. However there are other doctors not too far away that people can go to. I take my mum to Somerville to my doctor. Hastings also has the train and a bus service.
  19. Hi, anyone on the Southern side of Sydney fancy some Christmas drinks somewhere.....?? :emoticon-signxmas: Jo & Andy Barron
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