Jump to content

You're currently viewing the forum as a Guest
register-now-button_orig.png
and join in with discussions   
ask migration questions
message other members

..and much much more!

Recommended Posts

Hi all.

I'm being sponsored and likely to have two locations i'll work in and have had Logan as a place advised to live, South East. I've received some pretty mixed feedback on Logan so just wondered if i could get some feedback.

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Logan is like Greater Manchester .,its a city in itself made up of lots of smaller suburbs. Logan Central  and some of its neighboring suburbs are not that great and not somewhere i'd choose to live.  I do however live in Logan 'shire'  ,and its about half an hour drive to Logan Central, but i never really need to go. Suburbs here where i live are a world away from suburbs in central Logan and lots of local residents were very unhappy when council changed the boundary's and we left Beaudesertshire to join Logan shire.

This is a map of Logan so you can see the different suburbs , Logan Central, Kingston, Woodridge etc are probably the areas you hear all the negative comments about and are the areas i would personally avoid

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Logan,+QLD/@-27.7626558,152.904724,11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b91384f2f49e4c7:0xba22767cf83f2056!8m2!3d-27.7749944!4d153.0618566

Personally id look for an outer suburb and commute to work.

Are you single or with a family?

Where in Logan will you be working?

 

Cal x

  • Like 1

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi thanks for your reply it really helps. I'm actually working for a care company that have a couple of houses that i'll be based in and they have said for me to look between as far south as Pacific Pines and sort of South Logan like near Tamborine.

It's me and my fiancee (will be my wife by the time we move!).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pac Pines is pretty much a massive housing estate similar to what you would find in the UK but with bigger houses, it may be a bit of a drag as the highway is a nightmare most of the time.

Tamborine is quite rural compared to UK living and is more a little village. It all depends what you want in an area as they vary so much in such a short distance.

There are loads of developments being built south of Logan . Yarrabillba and Flagstone are two of the bigger ones with shops,schools, all amenities etc and there are lots of smaller land estates also being built offering cheap(er) housing.

Have you had a look at rentals on realestate.com? use postcodes like 4280, 4133 ,4205,4207,4131, to get an idea of the areas and prices

 Cal x

 


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/06/2018 at 11:00, calNgary said:

There are loads of developments being built south of Logan . Yarrabillba and Flagstone are two of the bigger ones with shops,schools, all amenities etc and there are lots of smaller land estates also being built offering cheap(er) housing.

Have you had a look at rentals on realestate.com? use postcodes like 4280, 4133 ,4205,4207,4131, to get an idea of the areas and prices

 Cal x

 

Just had a look at all the post codes and towns you mentioned, all very helpful. We are selling everything here in the UK and arriving with just the bags we pack. In an ideal world we'll be somewhere furnished at first so we can save our money but that does limit our search. Right now we are looking at Coomera, Pimpama and Southport. We want to live where there is a bit of life, city living if you will as we're in a pretty quiet place in England at the mo. At the same time we want to be close to nature and national parks and/or coastline. We want a little bit of everything really!

For me i'm very interested in being within 45 mins of a city as i've always lived in Cornwall in my adult life and it's great for the beach in summer and nature but we've never had a lot in ways of bands and regular city-style fun. My fiancee however is from London and wants the nature and wildlife (which i also want) and is probably less bothered by the city lifestyle as me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A few people have stayed at places like Ashmore Palms or Gold Coast holiday village for their first few weeks. They have decent furnished cabins and Ashmore Palms have allowed you to use their address in the past so you can get started on the mundane things as soon as you arrive.

 Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 17/06/2018 at 00:27, lewisant48 said:

 Coomera, Pimpama and Southport. We want to live where there is a bit of life, city living if you will as we're in a pretty quiet place in England at the mo. At the same time we want to be close to nature and national parks and/or coastline. We want a little bit of everything really!

For me i'm very interested in being within 45 mins of a city as i've always lived in Cornwall in my adult life and it's great for the beach in summer and nature but we've never had a lot in ways of bands and regular city-style fun. My fiancee however is from London and wants the nature and wildlife (which i also want) and is probably less bothered by the city lifestyle as me.

Sorry, but total dichotomy. You're from Cornwall and  want to to be within 45 mins of city (Plymouth sucks!) and fiancee from London wants wildlife? (plenty of squirrels in London Parks?)

I'm guessing that you're hoping for "a bit of nightlife" and that your partner, having already experienced it, can take it or leave it?

Nothing really constructive to say other than, "you can't have your cake and eat it"...............and

On a more morose note say, "the word 'sponsorship' alone poses questions? What "care company"? A lot of private care providers don't have a glowing record. Why are they recruiting offshore? Are you a specialist such as qualified nurse? I'm guessing you must have a particular qualification that fits sponsorship criteria?


See my art here: https://kevindickinsonfineartphot.smugmug.com/

Copies free to PIO members. PM me for details.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Johndoe said:

Sorry, but total dichotomy. You're from Cornwall and  want to to be within 45 mins of city (Plymouth sucks!) and fiancee from London wants wildlife? (plenty of squirrels in London Parks?)

I'm guessing that you're hoping for "a bit of nightlife" and that your partner, having already experienced it, can take it or leave it?

Nothing really constructive to say other than, "you can't have your cake and eat it"...............and

On a more morose note say, "the word 'sponsorship' alone poses questions? What "care company"? A lot of private care providers don't have a glowing record. Why are they recruiting offshore? Are you a specialist such as qualified nurse? I'm guessing you must have a particular qualification that fits sponsorship criteria?

I assume some of that is said with tongue in cheek?!

Squirrels aren't quite the same as walking through National Parks in Australia and hearing the sounds and seeing the sights of their wildlife really are they, nothing beats it.

Plymouth is an hour and a half from me on a good day and not exactly the kind of city i'm angling at. I'm not talking about night life really, i'm not a night life kind of guy. I'm talking about finding somewhere with decent food and drinks scene and generally more to do than where i've always lived (i've lived in very sleepy villages & towns so it won't take a lot to please me!). I've enjoyed growing up and appreciating the outdoors - beaches, coastline and so on and now i'd like to see some cities. I'm a music lover and we aren't exactly spoilt for choice in the entire South West let alone Cornwall. 

You can live near cities and National Parks so maybe "i can have my cake and eat it" - make it a Lamingtons please! For example, Coomera is within equal(ish!) distances to Tamborine and Brisbane and Gold Coast 

Don't worry about the sponsorship - I was able to do all the research needed and ensure i have everything to secure the sponsorship visa. I work in management and have specialist experience in particular areas and i do have a qualification yes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, lewisant48 said:

I assume some of that is said with tongue in cheek?!

 

Yes it was.

Tis good that you've done your research fully as many don't with sponsored visas. Of the 3 that you mentioned I would choose Pimpama as it's close enough to Surfer's whilst still having the feel of rural living, and being away from the rat race, although it is fast becoming a "burb and would require a drive for al fresco etc. That said, all 3 have some great things going for them. Pimpama (the main housing estate) is situated almost bang on the motorway and would give you the easiest commute than the other two.

Good luck

  • Like 1

See my art here: https://kevindickinsonfineartphot.smugmug.com/

Copies free to PIO members. PM me for details.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×