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‘Voice-fest’ hits in Hobart

03 July 2015 In: Hobart, Tasmania, Entertainment, General

More than 2000 singers are gathering in Hobart for Australia’s annual celebration of the human voice. The 11th Festival of Voices is set to feature 133 events at 27 venues over 18 days around Hobart, Launceston and the state’s East Coast. The festival began with 300 school students performing at the Tasmania Sings concert, followed by 140 singers, including former The Voice star Darren Percival and the Southern Gospel Choir, performing a Ray Charles tribute…

Business tax boost in Hobart

28 June 2015 In: Finance, Hobart, Tasmania, General

Small companies in Tasmania are taking advantage of a new tax break that’s worth up to $20,000. Computer stores and car dealerships have seen a spike in new sales as businesses use new instant asset write-off rules to engage in a spending spree. The new laws, which came into force this month, allow some small businesses to write off every asset purchase under $20,000. The two-year tax break, aided by low interest rates, has fuelled…

Hobart plans new ‘global’ attraction

22 June 2015 In: Hobart, Tasmania, General

Developers in Hobart are seeking to build a new 117m tower in the centre of Hobart that will be the tallest building in Tasmania. The iconic new Detached Art Tower would be 50m higher than Tasmania’s current tallest building, Wrest Point, and offer stunning panoramic views across the city. The semi-transparent steel tower, set to open in mid-2017, would include art galleries, project spaces and areas for public projects involving art, science and health. The…

Average house prices in Australia

21 June 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, South Australia, General

Average house prices in Australia have risen to almost $660,000 with Darwin showing the largest increase among the capital cities. Sydney’s average house price is close to $1 million but property prices in some cities have fallen. Average property prices overall have increased by almost 9% over the past 12 months, driven by a rising population, a shortage of property and low interest rates. But there is some good news – average price of apartments…

Best place to buy property in Australia

20 June 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, South Australia, General

Hobart, Brisbane and Darwin are currently the best (ie: cheapest) places to buy property in Australia. A new report shows that the best property buyer markets are outside capital cities in regions linked to the mining sector where the property market is now slowly moving in favour of buyers due to high supply and low demand. The most favourable conditions for buyers in Australia’s state capitals are in Brisbane, Hobart and Darwin. Queensland, Western Australia,…

Property tax reduced in Hobart

16 June 2015 In: Property, Hobart, General

Residents in the Hobart City Council area will see their rates bill fall after an official re-evaluation of local taxes. The average resident will see their council rates bill fall by around $40 a year. Recent rise in property values will mean some properties will see their bill rise but most will benefit from a reduction. “The increases will tend to fall more on commercial properties rather than residential,” said Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey….

$100m upgrade for Hobart airport

14 June 2015 In: Travel, Hobart, Tasmania, General

Hobart Airport in Tasmania is to undergo a $100 million upgrade so it can handle direct flights from south east Asia. Tasmania is seeking to increase its visitor numbers to 1.5 million each year with Hobart the gateway for 60% of all air traffic to and from the island. Tourism, migration and trade is increasing with countries across south east Asia and Tasmania is determined not to be left out as visitor numbers grow across…

Hobart – a low stress lifestyle

12 January 2015 In: Hobart, Tasmania, General

Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia. It offers a blend of built and cultural heritage, diverse environment, vibrant art, a dynamic sporting culture and a low stress lifestyle. Nestled under kunanyi / Mount Wellington on the Derwent River Hobart is renowned for its heritage buildings, beautiful parks, fine restaurants, the Salamanca Market and its Festivals. Hobart is the gateway to the best quality food and boutique wines and the famous Tasmanian salmon, crayfish…

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