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New South Wales top for growth

26 August 2015 In: Property, New South Wales, General

While Sydney and Brisbane are seeing their housing markets slowing down, suburbs in regional areas of New South Wales are seeing more growth than the major cities. Recent figures show sales activity across Sydney has fallen by around 60% in the past six months, with only 36 growth suburbs compared to 114 at the start of the year. As recent rising prices deter people from buying in the capitals, savvy home-buyers are looking outside city…

Workers needed in Australia

16 August 2015 In: Jobs, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Technology, General

Around 4,500 new workers are being sought to help the rollout of the National Broadband Network in Australia. Government officials say the workforce for the National Broadband Network must double in order to speed up the rollout and meet deadlines set for completion in 2020. Now moves are underway to attract skilled communications workers and to train workers new to the industry. Malcolm Turnbull, Communications Minister, told reporters: “We’ve got 1,300 jobs in New South…

Mel Gibson returns to Sydney roots

01 August 2015 In: Sydney, New South Wales, Entertainment, General

Hollywood star Mel Gibson has returned to Sydney to make a new film about a WW2 war hero. The American-born actor, who first found fame in Australian cult movie Mad Max, is to direct World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, to be filmed in Sydney and New South Wales where he lived during his teenage years. “I’m so glad to be here again, working here again, bumping into people I’ve known for years and decades….

Investment loans fall 9%

28 July 2015 In: Property, Finance, New South Wales, General

The number of loans given for investment in property in Australia has fallen across the country. AFG, Australia’s largest mortgage broker, says that the number of investment loans it awarded in New South Wales last month fell from 49.8% in May to 41.6%. Investment loans had been running at an average of 49.5% of all loans in NSW for the past 12 months. Across the country, the number of investment loans fell in SA from…

Kidman’s fear over new coal mine

22 July 2015 In: Property, New South Wales, Entertainment, General

Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has expressed concern over plans to open a new coal mine close to her $6.5m home in Australia. The Australian actress bought the 45-hectare estate in Bunya Hill, New South Wales in 2008 as a hide-away retreat. It features an impressive 1878 Georgian mansion with wide sandstone verandas, pressed-metal ceilings, a carved cedar staircase and 10 marble fireplaces and was the former home of Lord Augustus Loftus, a governor of NSW….

Sydney is ‘Best City in Australia’

22 July 2015 In: Travel, Sydney, New South Wales, General

Sydney has been named as the number one city in Australia at a top travel awards ceremony. The capital of New South Wales scooped a sting of top awards, including ‘Best City’ in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in the 20th annual Travel + Leisure 2015 World’s Best Awards in the USA. Sydney scooped the top award for the second year in a row. Sydney properties also dominated the Top Hotels category winning…

200,000 new homes in Australia

20 July 2015 In: Property, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland

Around 220,000 new homes were built in Australia in the past year, with a rise of 8.6% in the first three months of 2015. Across the country, a total of 219,000 new homes will have been built this year with a forecast slightly lower rate of 202,000 to be built in 2016. This compares to an average 155,000 new homes built each year between 2005 and 2012, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, whose…

Joy for Sydney star-gazers

15 July 2015 In: Sydney, New South Wales, Entertainment, General

Residents of Sydney in Australia got the best view of a rare celestial conjunction this week. The rare event made Venus and Jupiter drift closer together and made the International Space Station appear close to Jupiter and Venus in the night sky. The spectacle appeared in the north-west sky for about six minutes. It was visible across most parts of eastern Australia including Adelaide but Sydney residents had the best view. Because the space station…

Australia firefighters aid Canada

13 July 2015 In: New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, General

Fire fighters from Australia have flown to Canada to help tackle more than 400 bush fires burning in three provinces. Fire fighters from Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia are in Canada to support the country’s emergency services. Raging fires in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan cover more than one million hectares and 102 Australian fire fighters and specialists have travelled to help the Canadians. Aussie fire fighters have travelled…

$17m hospital training in New South Wales

07 July 2015 In: Canberra, New South Wales, Health, General

The University of Canberra and the Australian National University are to spend $17m on construction of new clinical training facilities at hospitals in southeast New South Wales. The project will provide student accommodation and focus on medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health training. The multi-purpose training facilities will be based at the new Bega hospital and existing Cooma and Moruya hospitals, allowing students to share the classrooms with health professionals. The new facilities will strengthen…

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